If you have personal issues that impact on your ability to study the following websites include information on health and wellbeing (including mental health and addiction) which may be interest.
A-Z health topics. Health services, health professionals. publications and reports
health and medical information
Developed by Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care. A-Z health topics for professionals and general community
Department of Health and Aging rural web site for health professionals, service providers, rural communities and individuals
NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service provides a range of information on health issues and services
Australian Government Mental Health and Wellbeing website, which includes www.beyondblue.org.au the National Depressive Initiative, Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care and Youth Mental Health initiative.
The site covers the following areas for consumers:
aging, education and prevention, conditions and disease, health products and medicines, healthcare systems, health workforce, rural health, health priorities, services, ethical issues and gene technology.
A - Z Mental Health Publications.
The Mental Health Association of NSW provides useful information on mental health matters, including factsheets on various disorders and conditions.
The following web sites have information on various mental health disorders and issues:
The Panic Disorder Association website has information on medication treatment and self help resources.
The following websites have information on understanding depression, its symptoms and treatment options.
The Black Dog Institute has information on the types and causes of depression and has a short self help depression test.
The Beyond Blue website has information on contacting emergency help and information on young people and depression.
Mood Gym is an interactive program designed to help individuals manage anxiety and depression and learn coping skills. Registration is free.
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder which involves both depressive (low) and manic (high) mood disorders and is sometimes called Manic Depressive Disorder.
Offers helpful information for those already diagnosed with the disorder.
Information on eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating etc.
Grief Link offers comprehensive resources on how to deal with loss.
The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW offers information on support groups and carers services. It also provides telephone information on counselling services.
Website for Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association Ltd
Provides information on many topics on mental health and is useful for those supporting people affected by mental health.
For immediate help contact:
The Drug Awareness website contains information on drinking and spiking drinks
Quit smoking help line
Lists the "twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous" and details about meeting throughout the state
Information for families and friends affected by problem drinking
NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service has a wide range of information on health services including drug and alcohol information
Kids Helpline web site is Australia's free 24 hour confidential counselling service for young people 5-18 years of age.
An Australian website designed by young people to promote positive mental health. This site caters for adolescents, children and families and friends and professional service providers.
Information on eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating etc
Crisis help and support in to better relationships
Web site of Men's Line Australia 24 hour, 7 day week telephone counselling service Ph 130078 99 78
Family problems, relationships, lonely, angry etc
Practical information on building relationships including change such as divorce or step-families
Counselling service relationships, mediation, men's service, children's services and indigenous services
Conflict Resolution Network provides information on training and a summary of 12 conflict resolution skills
The Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW is a volunteer counselling service and provides free, anonymous and confidential counselling and information and referral services and support groups for gay men and lesbians. Fact sheets on various issues.
Provides mutual support for cross dressers, transgendered people and their families and partners
Australian Government agency provides a range of services including financial assistance for study
Free independent information and advice on Social Security Law including fact sheets on issues to do with benefits and allowances.
The following charitable organisations provide assistance to families and individuals in financial crisis.
Problem gambling can have a huge impact on individuals and families and society.
Gamblers Anonymous is a support group for friends and family of the gambler.
Wesley Gambling Counselling Services website has information for families affected by gambling.
Legal Aid NSW has a lot of information on legal issues and offers A-Z list of legal problems.
Lawstuff provides a lot of information for children and young people under 25 years.