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361. Youthsafe

Australia, NSW Creator: Youthsafe Last reviewed: 10/12/2018

Review: Evidence-based resources, fact sheets, professional development and information for parents, teachers, students, youth and employers who have an active interest in the safety and prevention of accidents for young people in workplaces, driving and recreational situations. There is a good selection of safe partying and safe driver resources. PDF Fact Sheets can be ordered - some are free and others have a nominal cost. Facilitated training sessions are available for schools, community groups and workplaces.

Tags: Binge drinking, Communities, Curriculum, Drivers, Families, Prevention, Safe partying, Students, Teachers, Workplaces, Youth

362. Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health

Australia, QLD Creator: Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health Last reviewed: 22/11/2018

Review: Provides a range of primary health services and alternative treatments to increase health promotion and outreach to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Queensland. Access to allied health workers, tobacco cessation, men's group, women's group, homework club and other prevention activities. 

Tags: Alcohol, Alternative treatments, Counselling, Health promotion, Indigenous, Peer support, Pharmacotherapy, Prevention, Tobacco, Youth

363. beyondblue

Australia, National services Creator: beyondblue Last reviewed: 28/08/2018

Review: Innovative peak organisation increasing awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Excellent site for information about comorbidity. Online forums and other self-help tools are easily accessible on the site. 24-hour helpline counselling and online chat are also available. Access to online information and bulk purchase resources. Specific sections for youth, families, older people, pregnant and post-natal women, men, GLBTIQ, people from multicultural backgrounds, teachers, counsellors, health professionals and students. Definitely Australia's go-to site for tips, hints and reassurance for all issues related to mental health.

Tags: Anxiety, Comorbidity, Counselling, Depression, Families, Helpline, Information, Men, Mental health, Multicultural, News, Online, Peak bodies, Pregnancy, Prevention, Research, Self-help, Statistics, Women, Youth

364. eheadspace

Australia, National services Creator: headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Last reviewed: 16/11/2016

Review: A confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can online chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. This easily accessible eHealth service provides excellent support for young people experiencing alcohol, other drug, bullying or mental health problems. It is also an accessible option for young people who are living in rural or remote parts of the nation. Once registered, gives access to online support and counselling 7 days a week throughout Australia. 

Tags: Comorbidity, Counselling, eHealth, Mental health, Online, Prevention, Rural and remote, Youth

365. headspace

Australia, National services Creator: headspace Last reviewed: 16/11/2016

Review: Peak body providing mental health resources, information, referrals, news and campaigns for young people aged 12–25. Includes a service directory of Headspace locations throughout Australia. An excellent entry point for young people, families, teachers and professionals to access a broad range of mental health and substance disorder information. Also use the search tools to access clinical information, research evidence, training and resources for professionals working with young people.

Tags: Campaigns, Comorbidity, Families, Information, Mental health, News, Online, Peak bodies, Professionals, Research, Resources, Service directories, Training, Youth

366. iCanQuit - Cancer Institute NSW

Australia, NSW Creator: NSW Government - Cancer Institute NSW Last reviewed: 31/05/2017

Review: Practical support and guidance with evidence based strategies designed to help people quit smoking. Access to statistics, self-help resources, a helpline, apps, and a blog for consumers which includes realistic, inspirational peer support. Aftercare to help prevent relapse is available through both the helpline and the blog.

Tags: Aftercare, Consumers, Detox, Helpline, Information, Online, Peer support, Prevention, Self-help, Statistics, Tobacco

367. myDr—Addictions

Australia, National services Creator: Tonic Digital Media Pty Ltd Last reviewed: 31/08/2018

Review: Articles, factual information and current research reports on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health issues targeted to the general public. Includes a directory of support groups and resources for health professionals. Overall, a good website to access when looking for general online information and self-help tips for prevention and early intervention.

Tags: Addiction, Consumers, Health promotion, Infectious diseases, Information, Medical, Mental health, Prevention, Research, Self-help, Service directories

368. youthbeyondblue

Australia Creator: beyondblue Last reviewed: 16/11/2016

Review: An online, free interactive service for young people who are experiencing anxiety, depression or are otherwise concerned with their mental health. A good site too for friends or families who are concerned about a child, sibling or friends and are looking for prevention or early intervention strategies. Multiple self-help options including access to online programs which provide information about mental health issues and ideas to make life feel better. All materials are evidence-based with access to reports and current statistics and facts. An additional service is a forum and opportunities to connect anonymously with others allowing the giving and receiving of support.

Tags: Comorbidity, Early intervention, eHealth, Helpline, Information, Mental health, Online, Prevention, Youth