- Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Australian charities and other not-for-profits have a strong history of helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our society. Australia's not-for-profit sector is large and diverse. It covers activities and services including health, social services, education, sport and recreation, arts and culture, environment, animal welfare, human rights and religious practices.
Supports people who are ill, injured or have a disability with a range of payments including Disability Support Pension, Sickness Allowance and Mobility Allowance.
Financial assistance and services are available if you provide care to someone who has a disability, illness or is frail-aged.
- CRS Australia
Leading provider of vocational rehabilitation and assessment services to people with a disability, injury or health condition.
- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Information on programs and services that target the barriers that people with a disability face in gaining access to, and successfully completing, post-school education and training.
- Department of Health
Provides a range mental health programs and services that provide assistance and support to people with mental illness and their carers and families.
- Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
Provides a range of support and services for Veterans affected by mental illness and their families including confidential online mental health support through the Wellbeing toolbox and the At Ease mental health website. At Ease also has clinical resources for health professionals who may be treating members of the veteran and defence community.
- National Disability Insurance A gency
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency, announced as DisabilityCare Australia, has been established to implement the first stage of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Agency will be working with all jurisdictions to ensure improved support for people with a disability, their family and carers, and to deliver the first stage of an NDIS.
- National Carer Awareness
Care Aware is a national communications initiative that aims to raise awareness, recognition, support and appreciation Australians who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends.
- National Mental Health Commission
The Commission produces an annual Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The Commission uses the report to provide independent advice on where and how Australia can better support people with a lived experience of mental health difficulties, their families and support people. The Commission works with others across all sectors to influence positive change.
People with a chronic medical condition may be able to get Medicare benefits to cover allied mental health services that help manage their condition.
- Mental Health Council of Australia
The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.
This website provides access to telephone counselling, self-help and web-based support services to boost efforts in mental health prevention and early intervention.
A “virtual clinic” that provides a real-time evidence-based therapist guided Cognitive Based Therapy interventions, mental health screening assessments and referrals.
Further information about resources for people with mental illness, their families and carers can be found on the Disability and Carers Related Agencies and Sites and the Families and Children Related Agencies and Sites webpages on this website.