We all need a little help sometimes. Here are some of our top picks for mindfulness and mental health resources.
Smiling Mind: www.smilingmind.com.au
Online and app based guided mindfulness meditations.
1 Giant Mind: www.1giantmind.org
Learn to meditate in 12 steps with guided online and app based meditations.
5 Minute Journal App: app.fiveminutejournal.com
A great tool to use to keep a personal daily gratitude journal.
Mental Health Resources
Lifeline: www.lifeline.org.au: 13 11 14
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for all ages, featuring an online chat service.
Mensline Australia: www.mensline.org.au: 1300 789978
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for men.
A national organisation which aims to reduce the prevalence of anxiety and depression in Australia and the stigma surrounding the issues.
Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Expert information on depression and bipolar disorder for the public and professionals, including information on getting help for mood disorders and suggestions on ways of staying well.
Information, support and advice for young people 12-25, and their families, on general health; mental health and wellbeing; alcohol and other drugs; education, employment and other services. Centres around Australia provide with access to youth-friendly health professionals.