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Special Topics - Mental Illness


Beyondblue : the national depression initiative -- [Canberra]: [2016]

Website of beyondblue, a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. One of the key roles of beyondblue is to produce and refer people to accurate, up to date, easy to read information on depression, anxiety and related disorders. This includes information relating to: depression, anxiety disorders, postnatal depression, bipolar disorder, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, young people, men, family and friends, chronic physical illness. Many of these resources can be downloaded for free on the website at

The Brave program Beyondblue;University of Queensland [2016]

The Brave Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for parents. [website]

Centre for Clinical Interventions Centre for Clinical Interventions;Department of Health, Western Australia [2016]

The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is a specialist state-wide program that is administered through North Metropolitan Health Services in Western Australia. The website offers downloadable resources for consumers, mental health practitioners, and doctors.

CoMHWA : Consumers of Mental Health WA -- Cannington, WA: CoMHWA [2016]

A not-for-profit, community-based organisation dedicated to supporting mental health reform and recovery of people with lived experience of mental health issues. CoMHWA is led by consumers, for consumers. [Website]

Intellectual disability and bipolar disorder Government of South Australia 2013. 4 p.

This factsheet provides an overview of Bipolar disorder. Explains how to recognise the causes and symptoms of the disorder and how to get help.

Intellectual disability and mental illness Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. South Australia [2016]

Information on intellectual disabilities, mental illness and dual disability.

Learning disabilities [and mental illness] [2016]

Provides accessible information for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.

Mental Health Commission [2016]

A comprehensive Internet site on mental health in Western Australia, with links to national and international resources. The site is designed to be used by families and carers, general practitioners and related organisations. A range of brochures can be downloaded on topics such as depression, anxiety and stress management. There are links to reports, policies and protocols on mental health. The site also provides an up to date calendar of events, the latest news and newsletters from the Office of Mental Health and a frequently asked questions section.

Mental illness and inherited predisposition : schizophrenia and bipolar disorder Centre for Genetics Education 2016. 3 p.

A fact sheet discussing the risks and genetic basis for developing mental illnesses and more specifically, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

OCD? Not me! Curtin University 2013.

An eight stage program developed by researchers at Curtin University aimed at improving access to obessessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatments for young people and their families.

Publications : National Institute of Mental Health [2016]

Information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses.

Still going strong : a guide to living with dementia -- London: Mental Health Foundation [2016]

This booklet explains some of the basic facts about dementia, gives ideas on where you can get practical and emotional help, offers advice on planning the future, and details some strategies which other people have used to cope with dementia.

You are not alone : caring for a son or daughter with a learning disability and emotional difficulties Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities [2016]

These guidelines have been written for parents and carers of young people with intellectual disabilities who want to know what help is available if their son or daughter develops an emotional health problem, and how they might go about getting that help.