Act Belong Commit
Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health Act-Belong-Commit is a comprehensive health promotion campaign that encourages individuals to take action to protect and promote their own mental well being and encourages organisations that provide mentally healthy activities to promote participation in those activities.
Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It is a unique web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives. The Smiling Mind program is here to make you feel a little clear, calm and content. Smiling Mind offers a 10-level course that will make your mind more clear, calm and content.
ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, where you can get the help you need, where and when you need it. Every year ReachOut.com helps hundreds of thousands of people under 25 tackle everything from finding motivation to getting through really tough times. You can access ReachOut.com no matter where you are, with tools and tips for making everyday life a little easier. It’s the perfect place to start if you don’t know where to look.
User-friendly, easy to navigate around, has an enormous amount of useful information, feature stories, facts, videos, forums, apps and tools
Become a Volunteer, rather than a consumer of these programs
Smiling Minds (http://smilingmind.com.au)
Reach Out (http://ReachOut.com)
Websites for Support if You’re Feeling Depressed:
Beyondblue – Phone 1300 22 4636
- Information on depression, anxiety and other mental health problem
Youthbeyondblue - Phone: 1300 22 4636
- Online assistance for young people suffering anxiety and depression and advice on how to help a friend
- Chat online service
- Online assessment called the K10
- Provides support and information to young people 12-25, and their family, carers and friends, who are struggling with mental health, health, and wellbeing problems, drug and alcohol issues, among other things.
Black Dog Institute
If You’re Concerned That Someone You Know is Suicidal and In Immediate Danger:
Contact Emergency Services on 000 or get them to a Doctor or hospital immediately. Don’t take chances.
These services should be used by people involved in a mental health emergency:
Lifeline - Phone 13 11 14
- For support and advice in a personal crisis
Suicide Call Back Service – Phone 1300 659 467
- For all ages
- Provides support if you, or someone you know, is feeling suicidal.
- Suicide Call Back Service has phone counselling 24/7.
Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) – Phone 1300 555 788