To kick off the week we thought we would share some sites, resources and apps that we find super helpful.
Lifeline: 24 hour Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention Services.
Mensline: Telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.
Headspace: Helping 12-25 year olds with mental health, physical health, work and study.
Beyond Blue: Provides Support And Information On Anxiety, Depression And Suicide.
ReachOut: Helping under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times.
SANE Australia: National mental health charity working to support Australians affected by complex mental illness.
Black Dog Institute: A world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
Entertainment Assist: Promotes and facilitates enhancement of mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry.
Support Act: Financial assistance and helpline by the music industry, for the music industry.
Arts Wellbeing Collective: Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts.
Bringing It All Together: Guidelines For Arts and Mental Health Projects
Guidelines for Arts and Mental Health Projects
Media and Public Speaking: A Mindframe Guide for Consumers and Carers
Practical information for consumers and carers to support their work with the media. It provides some advice on the best way to share personal stories – whether for a media interview or a public speaking opportunity.
Super Better: A tool created by game designers to help you build resilience and get stronger, happier and healthier. Choose from over 25 power packs or design your own adventure for any area of life where you want to feel better.
Each activity uses gaming techniques to help you tackle a tough challenge, change what isn’t working and reach your goals. You can get support and help others while having fun.
Smiling Mind: A modern meditation app for young people. It has been developed by a team of psychologists and uses mindfulness to boost calmness, contentment and clarity. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to help manage stress, resilience, anxiety, depression and improve general health and wellbeing.
Headspace: Guided Meditation: Meditation made simple. The app takes you through the basics of meditation, with progress pages to track your stats and reminders to help you with your practice.
ReachOut WorryTime: Interrupt repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later, so you don’t get caught up in them and can get on with your day. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.
ReachOut Breathe: Helps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate with your iPhone or Apple Watch.
Breakup Shakeup: Provides ideas for fun, easy things to do to help you cope after a breakup. The app teaches you that planning activities and increasing your social support will help you recover faster.
Orb GAME: Enter a world where a negative force known as The Glitch has drained colour from the world causing people and machines to behave oddly. You must return colour and positive to the world by solving the Glitch.
HealthTap: Offers trustworthy answers and healthy tips collected from more than 50,000 health professionals. Find out more about symptoms, conditions, health concerns and wellness topics, with daily health tips that are relevant to you. You can store health information, documents, scans and images privately, or share with your doctor.
Zombies, Run! 5k Training: An immersive running game and audio adventure. It helps you stay motivated and allows you to track your progress of your running and fitness level.
Pacifica: Psychologist-designed tools to address stress, anxiety and depression based on cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness meditation, relaxation, and mood/health tracking.
Happify: Effective tools and programs to help you take control of your emotional well being.
MindShift: Designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle exam anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic and conflict.
1 Giant Mind: For anyone who wants to feel less stressed, more calm and present and experience greater health and wellbeing.
Music eScape: Create a mood map of your music library, develop dynamic playlists to match your music to your mood or select a music journey to express, enhance or change your mood.
Recharge: Personalised six-week program that helps improve your general health and wellbeing.
Calm: Guided meditation app to help reduce stress and enhance wellbeing. The 7-step program teaches you how to meditate, with adjustable nature scenes and relaxing music tracks. Sessions range from 2 to 30 minutes on the topics of focus, creativity, energy, confidence, sleep and more.
Tide: Lets you get things done by breaking up individual event among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It helps you stay focused in work and study. With one tap, you can easily start a focus and peaceful time accompanied by sounds of natural environment. Combining the most popular time management method with nature sounds.
We hope you find these sites and resources helpful.