Want to learn more about mental health and wellbeing but not sure where to start? There are a range of evidence-informed information and support services available. Check out the following:
Head to Health is great if you are seeking advice, but have no idea where to start or if you are looking for recommended mental health resources which can give you detailed information. The online feature ‘Sam the Chatbot’ can guide you to relevant services and provide you with information about them.
Beyond Blue has a Check-In app which provides information and advice on how you should approach a friend in need of mental health support. It helps you plan where to have the conversation, what you can talk about and how you can provide support to the person you care about. This app is ideal for anyone who wants to help but is afraid of making things worse or doesn’t know how to start the conversation.
The Black Dog Institute focuses on helping others understand, prevent, and treat mental health issues. They aim to educate the world so that mental health issues are acknowledged and treated with the same amount of concern given to physical illnesses. They released an app called Snapshot which enables people to monitor their mental health and the lifestyle factors impacting their wellbeing. It gives general advice based on the user’s responses and offers recommendations on how to seek support.
(08) 9427 7100
Caring for a family member or friend with a mental health issue can be confusing, frightening, exhausting, and isolating. No matter how well-meaning, sometimes your friends and family may not know how to support you. However, you do not have to go through it alone. HelpingMinds is only a phone call away, offering a range of free, professional and confidential counselling and support programs. Their dedicated team of counsellors, social workers, psychologists, and peer support workers are available to share their expertise and their own experience of what it is like to care for someone with a mental health issue.
HelpingMinds offer a range of free, professional and confidential counselling and support programs. These are targeted to adults who have a friend or family member who is affected by a mental health issue, or who are at risk of developing a mental health issue themselves.
Children and Youth
HelpingMinds offers a range of free, professional and confidental counsellign and support programs to children and youth aged 8-18 years who have a friend or family member who is affected by a mental health issue or who are at risk of developing a mental health issue themslves.
(08) 9237 8900
The Mental Illness Fellowship of WA provides a range of support services to people diagnosed with a mental health issue and their carers and families. Services include:
- A Telephone Information & Referral Service
- A Recovery Rehabilitation Program for adults with a mental health issue; Lorikeet Centre Rehabilitation Program
- Carer Services; Carer Respite and Well Ways Carers’ Education Program
- Youth Service; Early Interventation Recovery Program (EIRP)
- Family Services; Family Support Program & Parents Peer Support Program
- Support for Smokers with a mental health issue; Tobacco Free Program
- Individualised Support for Community Living
The MindSpot Clinic is a free telephone and online service for Australian adults troubled by symptoms of anxiety or depression. The Wellbeing Course uses the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to teach adults how to manage the symptoms.
1300 659 467
Suicide Call Back Service provides free phone, video & online counselling for anyone affected by suicide. This service supports individuals who are at risk of suicide, those worried about someone else, and those bereaved by suicide.