Mental health organisations and online information
This information is about the organisations that can support the mental health of people with intellectual disability.
It has information on
- Mental health organisations
- Online information
There is a lot of information.
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There are mental health groups that support people with mental health problems.
They do this by providing
Mental health is about
- How you think
- How you feel
A mental health problem is when your feelings start to worry you.
The Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute provides
- Mental health information
- Digital tools and apps to support your mental health
For more information about Black Dog Institute go to https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
The Black Dog Institute also provides clinical services.
For example services from psychologists and psychiatrists.
For more information on Black Dog Institutes clinical services go to https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
A psychologist helps you with your mental health by talking with you.
Psychologists help you find things you can do to feel better.
A psychiatrist is a doctor who helps you with your mental health using talking and medicine.
The Black Dog Institute also provides peer support.
This includes support groups and stories of people who have lived with mental illness.
A support group is a small group of people you meet with to communicate about mental health.
For more information about Black Dog Institutes support groups go to https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
Mental illness is when your feelings and thoughts make it hard to do things.
For stories of people who have lived with mental illness go to https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
Counselling is when you chat with mental health workers about
- Issues in your life
- Ways you can fix these issues
Mental health workers are people who work to help you with your mental health.
headspace provides support for young people aged 12 to 25 years.
headspace provides mental health support
- On the phone
For more information about headspaces mental health supports go to https://headspace.org.au/online-
- Peer support workers
- Peer support group chats and forums
Peer support helps you connect with other people living with mental illness.
For more information about SANE Australias peer support go to
A peer support worker is someone who has a lived experience of mental health problems, disability or both.
Peer workers use their own life experiences to help others.
SANE has a new Guided Service.
This service gives free online and telehealth services and support to people
- 18 years or older
- With complex mental health needs
Support is available for people with intellectual disability or autism.
Advocacy is having your voice heard so your rights and needs are met.
You can have needs in many areas of your life.
Rights are rules about how everybody should be treated fairly.
A right is something everyone has.
Anxiety is when people feel worried about what is going to happen in the future.
- Forums for people living with mental illness and carers to connect with other people
For more information about Way Aheads forums for people living with mental illness go to https://wayahead.saneforums.org/
One Door provides mental health services across NSW to support people recovering from mental health problems.
If you have an NDIS plan you may be able to get support with One Door.
For more information go to https://www.onedoor.org.au/
NDIS is short for National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Your NDIS plan says what supports you need.
- A suicide support program
Suicide is when you kill yourself on purpose because you are finding life too difficult.
If you want to kill yourself call 000 now to talk to someone who can help you.
Neami National provides
- Community mental health support
For more information on Neami Nationals community mental health support go to https://www.neaminational.org.au/
- Suicide prevention services
Prevention means to stop something from happening.
For more information about Neami Nationals suicide prevention services go to https://www.neaminational.org.au/
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health provides support for people from different cultures
- Information about mental health in many languages
- Stories of people who have lived with mental illness
For more information about stories of people who have lived with mental illness go to https://www.embracementalhealth.