We hope the following links will be useful to our patients in their journey to recovery. These resources were not developed by our team and the contents are the responsibility of the host organisation.
The World Health Organisation has produced a brief animated video that can help family members and friends understand the lived experience of depression.
The Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists produces a useful website explaining a range mental illnesses, treatments and psychiatric practice.
The National Institute of Mental Health (America) offers patient information about a range of psychiatric topics
Beyond Blue offers local information and treatment resources for people suffering from depression and anxiety
The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery provides excellent resources provided at sufferers and carers that can help understand and overcome self-harm behaviour.
The New York Times published a comprehensive introduction to meditation including some recorded guided meditation that is worth reviewing. Meditation has a growing evidence-base for a range of psychological difficulties and is a part of a number of a research-supported psychotherapies.
Veterans and Veterans Families Counseling Service (VVCS) offer a host of services for veterans and their families including individual counseling, group programs, complex-care coordination and after-hours crisis counseling accessible by calling 1800 011 046. Their services are offered nationally.
Public Mental Health Services
In an emergency, the public mental health system is always available to assess and treat psychological difficulties. Details for your local service in Victoria can be accessed from this website. Services and their contacts differ by suburb and can be found on that directory. The two closest services to Bundoora are the Northern region (1300 874 243) and the North East region (1300 859 789).
Interstate patients can access care through the following links:
- NSW – 1800 011 511
- Tasmania – 1800 332 388
- South Australia – 13 14 65
- Queensland – 13 43 25 84
- Western Australia – by suburb, no state number
- Australian Capital Territory – 1800 629 354
- Northern Territory – 1800 682 288
12-25 year olds nationally can also access walk-in services through Headspace.