Beyond Blue offers an extensive online hub consisting of information about different mental health issues, and online guides and support for wellbeing. On their website, they feature assistance on how and where to find help, online coaching and guidelines on how to support yourself and others.
For immediate support, you can call Beyond Blue's hotline, contact them via chat or e-mail, or visit the community forum and get in touch with other people.
LIVIN is focused on breaking the stigma around mental health. They believe in connecting, supporting and encouraging one another to talk about feelings and challenges because “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”. Through the development of education programs, apparel and community awareness initiatives, LIVIN's goal is to change the view of people struggling. Visit their website and find information on mental health issues as well as a short guide on when and where to seek help.
The mental health of your colleagues is important for a productive and safe work environment. Providing your staff with a mental health toolkit supports their individual wellbeing and the overall wellbeing of your business. The workplace mental health toolkit is an evidence-based resource developed through the BlackDog Institute's research. A free toolkit can be downloaded as an interactive PDF and includes:
> A complete overview of what mental health means
> Detailed information on stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace
> Best practice advice on seeking help and tips on supporting others; information on wellbeing and staying well at work; links to helpful videos, websites and online tools.
The Black Dog Institute is one of only two medical research institutes in Australia dedicated to mental health and suicide prevention. They turn research into action, creating evidence-based e-health tools, training, clinical services and online resources - all designed to prevent mental illness.They provide a range of useful free resources to businesses and the public:
R U OK?'s vision is a world where everyone is connected and protected from suicide. Through their resources, the organisation aims to encourage meaningful connection among people, a sense of responsibility toward others and open conversations about how someone is feeling.
R U OK? has released resources to encourage business leaders, owners and employees to build an R U OK? culture in their workplace so that everyone feels safe, supported and encouraged. These resources, including the R U OK? Workplace Champions Guide, promote peer-to-peer support and regular meaningful conversations amongst colleagues in the workplace.