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Last updated 9th August, 2012

Agoraphobia -
This is a page on Agoraphobia including prevalence, diagnosis, treatments, and alternate academic theories. Provides articles, resources and an email support group for Agoraphobia.

Anxiety Network Australia
Comprehensive Australia wide service providing information, edcuation and support to people who live with all the major anxiety conditions. Provides local, relevant information on anxiety conditions, causes, treatments, where to go for help and assistance, workshops and courses, support groups and helpful community organisations in your local area, personal stories, a poetry corner, links to other helpful sites, recovery issues and more. Contributions and practitioner registrations are welcome.

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic)
The Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) is a state-wide, specialist mental health organisation, providing support, recovery and educational services to people and families living with anxiety disorders. We aim to support and equip people with knowledge and skills that will build resilience and recovery and reduce the impact of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Treatment Australia - Catherine Madigan, Clinical Psychologist
Anxiety Treatment Australia provides information about: panic, agoraphobia, social phobia, generalised anxiety, simple phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder & post traumatic stress disorder. There is information on treatment options, psychologists who treat anxiety disorders, group therapy and workshops, support groups across Australia, articles, resources, links to other sites & psychologist registration

Ask the Internet Therapist

"Our site is one of the first complete medical clinics online !
All your healthcare concerns can be addressed on asktheinternettherapist. Our medical staff includes physicians, nurses, chiropractors, nutritionists, and masseuses. We even have a staff veterinarian for those special members of your household! Our goal is to treat the whole person. We can provide an economical Internet consultation with several specialists simultaneously or individually to help you with ALL your health concerns."

Provides consumers and professionals with information about e-health online applications for mental health and physical health disorders. Websites throughout the world are reviewed and ranked by a panel of health experts. Consumers can also submit rankings and comments. Participation is free and anonymous.

Bev Aisbett - Counsellor
Bev Aisbettt, our "Working With It" counsellor, now has her own website showcasing her many talents.

beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.

The Black Dog Institue
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder. Our site has been approved by the HealthInsite Editorial board to be a HealthInsite information partner and contains online educational programs about depression & bipolar disorder; a dedicated section for health professionals; online self-tests for depression, bipolar disorder and perinatal depression; a substantial perinatal section; a large selection of factsheets; online presentations of people sharing their own experiences of depression and bipolar disorder; online research studies, and much more.

Comprehensive, evidence-based information about depression and its treatment (including medical, psychological and alternative therapies). BluePages also includes interactive depression and anxiety quizzes, descriptions of the experience and symptoms of depression, a relaxation download, and extensive resources for help. Participation is free and anonymous. 

Online support group for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. It aims to destigmatise mental disorders, and to provide support, hope and opportunities for sufferers and carers to share successful coping strategies. The group is run as a moderated bulletin board with strict protocols to enhance safety. Participation is free and anonymous.

Borderline Personality Disorder - The Shack                   
Information and support for suffers of BPD and their friends and families.

BPD World - Borderline Personality Disorder
" BPDWORLD is here for one and all, our information focuses on borderline personality disorder ( BPD ) but we have a lot of information available to all, including depression , self-harm , anxiety and much more. "

Information about bullying

Dental Centre
Tips for overcoming fear of the dentist

Dental Phobia -
A self-help website for anyone suffering with dental phobia. Provides information on various dental fears and how you can tackle them, a database of dentists who have been recommended by fellow sufferers, and a supportive online community.

depressionServices (formerly depressioNet) is a service portal that offers a diverse range of interactive human services, including free counselling and peer support, utilising online technologies for Australians living with depression to help improve their mental health and wellbeing.

e-hub’s latest interactive self-help program includes modules for social anxiety, generalised anxiety and depression. It provides self-help training drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and exercise. Participation is free and anonymous.  Modules for panic disorder, bereavement and relationship breakdown will be deployed in 2010.

Good Therapy - Australia's Mental Health Resource
An Online Mental Health Resource that puts Australians in touch with the various kinds of therapy available in their community; helps them to make informed choices, and get the support they need. This web site includes a Directory of Practitioners, Public Forum, Calendar of Workshops and Book Shop.

Iampanicked -
Top Tips for Dealing with Depression and Anxiety Disorder

JobCo. Employment Services is a not-for-profit organisation that has been delivering a range of employment, counselling and training services to disadvantaged people residing in the Northern metropolitan region for 7 years.

Learning Discoveries Psychological Services
Wholistic Remediation for all manner of Learning Difficulties.
Alternatives to Medication for ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety etc.
The Mental Health Association (Qld) Inc. is Queensland's most prominent community organisation promoting mental health and advocating for the welfare of people with mental illness.

A popular interactive program that teaches cognitive-behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. MoodGYM has been extensively researched and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in randomised controlled trials. Participation is free and anonymous.

PANDA - Post and Ante Natal Depression Association - The International Association of Anxiety Management

Panic Anxiety Disorder Association (South Australia)
A consumer organisation representing people who have an anxiety disorder.

Parent-Infant Research Institute, Infant Clinic (PIRI)
We provide psychological treatment (individual and group) to families experiencing adjustment difficulties during pregnancy and the postnatal period.  Most of our services are covered by Medicare or free of charge as part of a research project.

Pauline McKinnon
Stillness Meditation was developed by the eminent Australian psychiatrist, Dr Ainslie Meares and is a natural practice that relieves anxiety and achieves serenity, resilience, better health and well-being through a simple experience of physical and mental relaxation, free of dogma, focus or effort of any kind. This work has been maintained in Australia by Pauline McKinnon, a practising family therapist who has specialised in teaching Stillness Meditation for stress management and life development for almost 20 years. Pauline was acknowledged by the late Dr Meares as an exponent of his distinctive approach to meditation.

PROMIS is a recovery centre in the United Kingdom with over 20 years experience in treating addiction.

Reconnexion (Treating Panic, Anxiety, Depression and Tranquilliser Dependency)

Reconnexion provides a specialist counselling treatment service for adults, children & young people experiencing anxiety disorders and depression. (Formerly organisations known as PADA and TRANX).

A simple, calming breath exercise

Relationship Guidance & Family Counselling
The Humaneed site offers a marriage, relationship and family counselling and guidance service based in Melbourne, Victoria. We improve relationships by resolving marriage issues like communication and intimacy or affairs.

Shyness & Social Anxiety Treatment Australia - Catherine Madigan, Clinical Psychologist
Shyness & Social Anxiety Treatment Australia provides information about: social phobia, the treatment options, group therapy and workshops across Australia, psychologists who treat social anxiety across Australia, fear of public groups across Australia, children and social anxiety, depression, famous sufferers, articles, resources, links to other sites, psychologist registration.

Sober Recovery
The SoberRecovery directory lists hundreds of drug rehab and treatment centers, alcohol rehabilitation centers, sober living houses and recovery related web sites. We offer help, referrals and information for heroin, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, and treatment program options including detox, teen boot camps, wilderness programs and outpatient programs for adults or adolescents.

Social Anxiety Australia
The first and only site in Australia to provide comprehensive and local information around Australia, on Social Anxiety Disorder. Includes education, causes of social anxiety, treatments, help and support in your local area, workshops, links, personal stories of recovery, poetry and more. Contributions and practitioner registrations are welcome.

Social Anxiety Disorder
Learn how to cope with Social Anxiety Disorder with this website that aims to educate, inform, promote self-help, and provide a way to facilitate dialogue between those who suffer from social phobia. It is a comprehensive resource for social anxiety sufferers which features guides, news, and articles that aim to educate and help.

Social Security Disability Resources site
Social Security Disability Resource Site - Information and resources related to winning your Social Security Disability Case.

Swinburne University Group Therapy Programs
The Psychology Clinic's staff and students have developed a number of specialized group therapy programs for the Melbourne community. These programs are effective in increasing life-satisfaction and teaching individuals the psychological skills needed to reduce their symptoms. Group therapy provides individuals with an opportunity to target a specific issue and work in a structured manner, to be supported by other people who understand their experiences and to learn from them during their treatment. We have also found that group therapy helps participants stay motivated and committed to improving their mental health.

Symptom and Causes of panic disorder -
Panic disorder is a pathological condition characterized by repeated panic attacks, combined with a series of long-lasting symptoms and attitudes that are present between the attacks.

Victorian Association of Family Therapists (VAFT)
"The Victorian Association of Family Therapy Inc (VAFT) is committed to the development and advancement of leadership and excellence in Family Therapy through fostering professional competency and integrity.VAFT is a constituent organisation of the Pyschotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)."

WISE Employment -
(Provides job network services such as job search support, training and customised assistance)
Essentially, WISE is a not-for-profit group that started out as a Disability Employment Network 23 years ago. We’ve got offices across three states (NSW,VIC,TAS) and we provide individualised job network assistance, ex-offender programs, disability employment support, community enterprise employment, and accredited training. In addition to this, WISE actively engages the community on many levels and is particularly interested in establishing more online relationships with groups such as yours.

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