Resources: Specific Support

The following organisations offer support for people with a mental illness and carers based on the specific mental health diagnosis.


Schizophrenia Fellowship

1800 985 944

Hearing voices network

Promotes recovery for people who hear distressing voices through self-help groups, education and awareness.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Beyondblue Infoline

Anxiety and depression
1300 224 636

Blackdog Institute

Offers specialist expertise in depression and bipoloar disorder.

Bipolar Caregivers Organisation

Information website for caregivers of people with bipolar disorder.

Depression Net

Provides information for consumers to make informed choices and find solutions to the challenges of living with depression.


Weekly group meetings for people who experience depression and/or anxiety.


Anxiety Disorders Information Line

1300 794 991

Anxiety Treatment Australia

Provides information about anxiety disorders and the treatment options available.

Blue Board

An online community for people suffering from depression or anxiety, their friends and carers, and for those who are concerned that they may have depression or anxiety and want some support.


Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

(07) 3735 3382


'The Living Is For Everyone' website is a suicide and self-harm prevention resource. The website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.


13 11 14 (24 hours)

Suicide call back service

Free telephone counselling for people who are suicidal, people caring for someone who is suicidal, people bereaved by suicide.
1300 659 467

Drug & Alcohol

Australian Drug Information Network

Directory of Alcohol and drug treatment and information services.


Drugs and alcohol dependency with a mental illness.
02 9840 3800

Counselling Online

A free service for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative or friend.
1800 888 236

Family Drug Support

Telephone support for families affected by alcohol and other drugs.
1300 368 186 (24 hours)

Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheets

Helping someone with problem drinking fact sheet
Helping someone with problem drug use fact sheet


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