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beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance-use disorders in Australia. Information about these topics is available:


Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia. It spreads the message that psychologists make a difference to peoples’ lives, through improving their health and wellbeing and increasing scientific knowledge.

Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness(COPMI) provides information for family members across Australia who have a parent experiencing a mental illness, and for people who care for and work with them. The overall aim of the initiative is to promote better mental health outcomes for children (0-18 years) of parents experiencing a mental health illness.

Family talk is a booklet providing tips, information for answering children’s questions about their parent or carer experiencing mental health difficulties as well as ideas about where to seek help.

Women’s and Children’s Health Network Parenting and Child Health Child and Youth Health (WCHN)

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network Parenting and Child Health Child and Youth Health (WCHN) promotes the health, wellbeing and development of children, young people and families across South Australia by providing: support to parents in areas of parenting, health services for infants, children and young people, support for families and children with additional needs, up-to-date health information for parents, children and young people.

Information on children experiencing grief and loss is available, as well as risk, protection and resilience in children and families.