Mental Health resources

Keeping Body and Mind Together: Improving the physical health and life expectancy of people with serious mental illness – This report is about improving the physical health and life expectancy of people with serious mental illness. The report was prepared by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

Headspace – This section is for professionals who work with young people, and anyone else who is looking for details of existing research in youth mental health. Clinical Toolkit. Allied Health Professional – Free Course Modules.

Emerging Minds – Resources to support the mental health of children.

Accessible Mental Health Services for People with Intellectual Disability – The Guide: A national framework of understanding and action for frontline mental health service providers with respect to people with an intellectual disability. It provides an overview of intellectual disability mental health, why accessible services are important, the principles that should guide service delivery, practical strategies for inclusive and accessible services, and the implications for the service system.

Head to Health: Mental health resources, information and services by Dept of Health.

Intellectual disability mental health core competency framework: A manual for mental health professionals – The manual and toolkit provides practical information, assessment tools and links to resources to assist in the development of the core competencies described in the framework.

The Victorian Dual Disability Service – Victorian State Government.

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and Queensland Health, Mental Health Services –  Guidelines for Collaboration.

Useful Links – mental health resources and links – Australian Psychological Society

Orygen Youth Health – Free Downloads – Youth Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources for Carers

Mental Health First Aid – free guidelines on a range of mental health conditions

Guidance on depression in children and young people – identification and management in primary community and secondary care, March 2015

KidsMatter e-Books

HeadSpace – Understanding Psychosis. Short 5 minutes video.

“Flying over the radar”: Changing practice to support children and families where a parent has a mental illness. Webinar, Audio and Slides.

Working with parents with Mental Illness

Article: Fatherhood and mental illness 

Helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents across Australia    

Intellectual Disability Mental Health First Aid Manual 2nd Ed 2010

Australian Guidelines for Acute Stress Disorder & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Accessible Mental Health Services for People with an Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Providers.

Breaking the Cycle of Depression and Anxiety: A free Family Focus  DVD funded by the Australian Government.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): A new guide by the Federal Government.

Focal Point, Volume 29, 2015 – Youth, young people and mental health.

Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice.

Mental Health Professionals Network – Webinar recordings catalogue.