Mental health and well-being

Mental Health Carers Arafmi Australia advocates for and supports families and others voluntarily caring for people with a mental illness.

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA) is a national network of service providers with members in every state and territory working alongside individuals and families affected by serious mental illness.

Mi Networks offers access to relevant, up-to-date information, peer support and connections to local community networks to provide a personalised response to the needs of individuals living with mental illness, their carers, friends and family members.  Call 1800 985 944 or visit the website.

Beyondblueis working to address the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.  Call 1300 22 4636 or visit the website.

Lifeline provides free, 24-hour telephone crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services in Australia. Call 13 11 14 or visit the website.

The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide. Call 1300 659 467 or visit the website.

Partners in Depression is an education and support group program for people who love, live with, or support someone experiencing depression.

The Department of Social Services has a comprehensive site covering programs and services, benefits and payments as well as grants and funding for those either affected by or caring for those with mental illness.

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