Information on mental illness

If you are looking for further information on mental health the following organisations can be of help:


Black Dog Institute


If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone urgently please contact the following organisations for assistance:

Lifeline 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Please note that the information in this section is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified health professional if you have any health concerns.

Information for self-help online

Individuals looking for self-help programs online can refer to Beacon, a portal for online applications for mental and physical disorders. Ratings and reviews are provided along with links to each application.


Information for workplaces/employers

The UNSW Workplace Mental Health Team is working together with the Black Dog Institute to develop evidence based workplace intervention programs for individuals, managers and organisations.

Read more about the programs here

Workplaces interested in learning more about improving mental health in the workplace can also refer to the following:

APS: Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program

Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance


Information for managers/supervisors

Guidance for managers/supervisors for dealing with employee mental health

Workers with Mental Illness: A practical guide for managers (Australian Human Rights Commission)

Treatment guidelines for PTSD amongst emergency workers

We are currently working together with Employers Mutual to bring together a group of experts to develop clear, evidence-based guidelines on how to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst emergency workers. This will be completed in 2014. For guidance on the treatment of adults with Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and PTSD please refer to the Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder approved by the National Medical Health and Research Council. Read more here. 

If you are looking for PTSD treatment the Traumatic Stress Clinic and be of help.