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Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)

You may find the following links to NGO websites of interest. The BluePages team has no control over the content of these sites. We do not necessarily recommend, agree with or certify that these sites are accurate or helpful (see Disclaimer).

Australia

beyondblue

  • www.beyondblue.org.au
  • The beyondblue national depression initiative was established by Jeff Kennett with funds from the Commonwealth and State governments of Australia. Beyondblue aims to decrease the prevalence of depression and reduce its impact. Provides a 24 hour information helpline service and maintains a directory of mental health practitioners in Australia.

Black Dog Institute

  • www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
  • Provides information about bipolar disorder and depression. Also includes information about the Institute's Mood Disorders Unit, their clinical services and research.

Carers Association of Australia

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health (CRRMH)

  • www.crrmh.com.au
  • The Centre aims to provide education and training programmes, undertake research and evaluate innovative service delivery models in mental health throughout rural and remote New South Wales.

CRUfAD schools

  • www.climateschools.tv
  • Health education courses for school students, run by the Clincial Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. Requires an annual subscription fee from registered schools.

Kids Help Line

  • www.kidshelp.com.au
  • Describes the Kids Help Line telephone information answering service. Provides help online.

Mental Health Council of Australia

  • http://mhca.org.au
  • Website of the peak non-government body representing the interests of the mental health sector.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Research Institute

  • www.mhri.edu.au
  • Provides information about psychiatric disorders including depression. Also provides the Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service for advice on treatment choice, response, adverse effects of medications and interactions with other medications; as well as specific information on the use of medications by special populations such as children and adolescents, the elderly and women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

Reach Out!

SANE Australia

  • www.sane.org
  • Provides information/education and support for consumers and carers affected by mental illness.

United States

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

  • www.DBSAlliance.org
  • DBSA provides education, advocacy, support groups. Site includes a list of groups throughout the United States.

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)

  • http://www.ifred.org/
  • iFred provides information and links to support organisations in the United States.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

  • www.nami.org
  • NAMI provides support, information and referral. Includes database of affiliates/support groups across the United States.

National Mental Health Association

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

United Kingdom

Depression UK

  • www.depressionuk.org
  • Depression UK is a national self-help organisation in the UK that promotes mutual support between individuals affected by or at risk of depression.

Depression Alliance

Samaritans

  • www.samaritans.org
  • Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Students Against Depression

  • http://studentsagainstdepression.org/
  • This website is designed for students and provides information and resources for depression, including important phone numbers (UK only) and crisis information. It also addresses student issues such as leaving home, relationships, and managing study, provides suggestions for self-care and managing depression, and includes stories written by students on their experiences with depression.