Organisations

Internationally dedicated to assisting in mental health

General

Australia

Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline is Australia's only national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Lifeline
We provide 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Sane
Helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life
Black Dog Institute
Information about depression and bipolar disorder including symptoms, causes, treatments, Q & A section, self assessment tools and getting help.
A comprehensive list of Australian support groups divided by state

Headspace
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time.
ReachOut
Wonderful resource for young people finding themselves and their place in society
mindhealthconnect
mindhealthconnect is the easy way to find mental health and wellbeing information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers, together in one place.

Mental Health Apps (Australian Site)


UK


Mental Health Foundation
Improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties.
Together
Supports people through mental health services.
The Centre for Mental Health
Working to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems.
Time to Change
Led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness we're England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
Rethink Mental Illness
Since 1972 we have been challenging attitudes and changing lives, helping people living with conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and more to recover a better quality of life. – Contact details for local services and support groups

Europe


European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness
Welcome to this online information source for people with severe mental illness and their families and friends.

USA


National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Including NAMI Air - a safe, anonymous app to share and air your experiences.

Depression and Suicide

Australia

beyondblue
is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
Living Is For Everyone (LIFE)
is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource.
Mood Gym
Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression
MindSpot
We provide free online and telephone Screening Assessments to help you learn about your symptoms of stress, anxiety, worry, and low mood. Complete the Online Screening Assessment and a MindSpot therapist will then contact you via telephone or email to provide you with your results.

USA


Depression Alliance
Provides information and support to those who are affected by depression via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA)


UK


Samaritans UK & ROI
Papyrus
PAPYRUS exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide.
Depression UK
Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression. The charity is run by a team of 15 or more volunteers who welcome you to join us.

Anxiety

Australia


Anxiety Australia
provides information about anxiety disorders and the treatment options available. You will also find information on psychologists around Australia who have substantial experience in and/or work primarily with anxiety disorders .
MindSpot
We provide free online and telephone Screening Assessments to help you learn about your symptoms of stress, anxiety, worry, and low mood. Complete the Online Screening Assessment and a MindSpot therapist will then contact you via telephone or email to provide you with your results.

UK


Anxiety UK
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy

USA


Anxiety and Depression Association of America
ADAA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them through education, practice, and research.

Addictions

Australia


AA Australia
Counselling Online
A FREE, 24/7 COUNSELLING SERVICE FOR PEOPLE USING ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS, THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or problem drinking affects thousands of families in Australia and worldwide. Your inquiry is confidential and anonymous. If you are concerned about someone else's drinking, we encourage you to browse our website for information about our programs
The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
evidence-based information about cannabis use to prevent uptake, especially by young people and in Aboriginal communities, and support treatment of users.
Drug Info


UK


Talk to Frank
The LowsThe Highs, And Everything In Between. Friendly, confidential drugs advice
Addaction
Addaction is one of the UK’s largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment charities
Action on Addiction
We are the only charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families and children and campaigns.
Addiction Recovery Agency
experienced in providing services to people with drug, alcohol or gambling problems. All our services offer the best opportunity to progress towards abstinence and to maintain recovery from addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling.
GamCare
GamCare's staff are dedicated and experienced professionals, helping problem gamblers and their friends and families.
Recovery.com
Our mission at Recovery.org is to connect people and their families with the information and resources to help them recover from substance abuse and behavioral disorders.

PTSD/Victims of Violence and Abuse

Australia


HAVOCA – Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse
HAVOCA is run by survivors for adult survivors of child abuse. We provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse.
White Ribbon
Australia's campaign to stop violence against women
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
We provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and practitioners and service organisations who work with family violence survivors.
Picking Up The Peaces
Picking Up The Peaces is a not for profit organisation committed to raising awareness about the detrimental effects of stigma and the signs and symptoms of PTSD and how, by seeking intervention early, sufferers and their families can regain some functionality and an improved quality of life.

USA


PTSD Foundation of America
PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post traumatic stress.

UK


Victim Support
Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. We were set up 40 years ago and have grown to become the oldest and largest victims' organisation in the world.

Bipolar Disorder

Australia


International Bipolar Foundation
Black Dog Institute
Information about depression and bipolar disorder including symptoms, causes, treatments, Q & A section, self assessment tools and getting help.

UK


Bipolar UK
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.

Sexuality and Gender

Australia


MindOut
Welcome to MindOUT! National LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Project
Q Life
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages.

UK


The Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Provides information, support and referral services

USA

The It Gets Better Project's
mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
International partners

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
We are a community of psychiatrists that educates and advocates on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender mental health issues.

Eating Disorders

Butterfly National Support Line and Web Counselling Service
Butterfly’s National Support Line and Web Counselling Service
provides free, confidential support for anyone with a question about eating disorders or negative body image, including sufferers, carers, family and friends, teachers, employers and more.
Beat
We are Beat, the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape
The Eating Disorder Foundation
The Eating Disorder Foundation offers a broad range of educational and support services at little or no cost.
NEDA
NEDA provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.

For Carers

Carers Australia
Carers Australiais the national peak body representing Australia’s carers, advocating on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level. It works collaboratively with partners and its member organisations, the network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services.

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