RUOK? Day is tomorrow Thursday 8 September and World Suicide Prevention Day is on Sat 10 Sept. We have a display of mental health resources in the library. It’s a great day to check in with someone you care about – students, family, friends and colleagues. And it’s ok to say “No, I’m not ok”.
Inspiring conversations and stories: https://www.ruok.org.au/stories
World Suicide Prevention Day: http://wspd.org.au/
Lifeline https://www.lifeline.org.au/ 24hr crisis support on 13 11 14. Suicide prevention, crisis support and mental health services.
beyondblue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ Information about depression to consumers, carers and health professionals.
Black Dog Institute http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ Information, self-tests and resources about mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
Headspace http://headspace.org.au/ Support, information and assistance for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are experiencing emotional or mental health issues and/or a substance use issue.
eheadspace https://www.eheadspace.org.au/ A confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 – 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
Reachout http://au.reachout.com/ Support for tough times, wellbeing, toolbox.
e-couch https://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome Self-help modules for depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, relationships, bereavement.
MoodGym https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.
Kids Helpline https://kidshelpline.com.au/ 24 hour telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Ph. 1800 55 1800.
Living is for Everyone (LIFE) http://www.livingisforeveryone.com.au/ Suicide and self-harm prevention resource, dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia.
Mens Line Australia https://www.mensline.org.au/ A telephone support, information and referral service for men. Ph. 1300 78 99 78.
Suicide Prevention Australia https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/ A public health advocate in suicide prevention.
Supportlink StandBy Response Service https://www.supportlink.com.au/standby.aspxs A community crisis response service for families, friends and associates who have been bereaved through suicide.
Living Is For Everyone (LIFE)
This Australian Government project is a suicide and self-harm prevention resource.
Excellent links, fact sheets and information: http://www.livingisforeveryone.com.au/
Brochure: Suicide – worried about someone? http://www.livingisforeveryone.com.au/resources/suicide-worried-about-someone-brochure/
Excellent links to services for helplines, mental health, drugs and alcohol, youth, gender diversity, bereavement: http://www.livingisforeveryone.com.au/links/