Here is a list of links to mental health resources and contacts which may be useful. For additional resources which may be available, have a look at Head to Health search directory:


Way Ahead - a comprehensive online database containing up to date information on over 5000 mental health related services across New South Wales


Lifeline - 13 11 14 - Provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.


Headspace Maitland - provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.


Wesley Mission Mental Health Services - patient and day patient treatments, psychiatric support, 24/7 crisis support, and suicide prevention services.


Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation - supporting children living in fmailies affected by mental illness.


Reach - provides online tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times.


The Black Dog Institute - provides tools and services to aid people affected by mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.


BeyondBlue - the NewAccess program provides free and confidential access to a support coach either over the phone or face to face.


St Vincent de Paul Society - helps with addiction, disability, disaster relief, domestic violence, emergency housing and homlessness support, finances, food, health and resettling in Australia.


The Butterfly Foundation - provides support for Australians experiencing eating disorders and their family and friends.


Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW - improving the circumstances and welfare of people living with a mental illness, their relatives and carers, and professionals working in the area.


WHOS - provides therapeutic programs aimes at achieving recovery from alcohol and other drug dependence.


NEAMI - community outreach services for people with a mental illness providing support at home and in the community to improve health, indpendence and wellbeing.


Aftercare - Provides residential care facilities throughout NSW, to create a safe, caring environment for those who are suffering mental wellness issues.


ARAFMI - provides support and advocacy for families and friends of people living with a mental illness or disorder. -  a nationwide information and referral resource which provides researched, fact-based resources for free updated daily. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, mental illnesses, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery.