The National Depression Initiative
Beyond Blue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. www.beyondblue.org.au »
headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families. headspace has centres around Australia which have a range of youth friendly health professionals who can help you with general health; mental health and counselling; education, employment and other services; and alcohol and other drug services. Visit headspace.org.au for information, to find your nearest centre and to access online and telephone support.
The Australian Government’s National Binge Drinking Strategy aims to address the high levels of binge drinking among young Australians. The Don’t Turn a Night Out into a Nightmare campaign is designed to encourage teenagers and young adults to think about the choices they make about drinking, and particularly the possible negative consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. Excessive drinking can lead to alcohol related harm. This harm may include health problems, injury, violence and social problems including the breakdown of relationships.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. www.kidshelp.com.au »
Optus is a leading telecommunication company and has supported Kids Help Line since 1999. Recently the two organisations launched talktoyourkids.com.au to enable better communication between adults and kids. Getting behind Generation Next is a natural fit in further helping to bridge this gap.
The Sunrise Foundation is a non profit organisation created to develop and deliver purpose built preventative education programs addressing depression for young people aged between 12-24 years. www.sunrisefoundation.org.au »
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and Bipolar Disorder. www.blackdoginstitute.org.au »
The Ted Noffs Foundation was founded by the great Australian humanitarian, Reverend Ted Noffs, over 37 years ago. During his remarkable career of pioneering initiatives for young people, Ted Noffs established Sydney’s first 24 hour crisis centre in 1968, set up the first Drug Referral Centre in Sydney in 1967, co-founded the Aboriginal Affairs Foundation in 1962 and was the co-founder of Lifeline in 1963. www.noffs.org.au »
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A must read for parents of children with internet access. Supported by the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch, Operations Support Command. Queensland Police Service.
KidsMatter aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, reduce mental health problems amongst children, and achieve greater support for children experiencing mental health difficulties, and their families.