Wellbeing and Mental Health

Beyond Blue

Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.

BluePages: Comprehensive, evidence-based information about depression and its treatment (including medical, psychological and alternative therapies). BluePages also includes interactive depression and anxiety quizzes, descriptions of the experience and symptoms of depression, a relaxation download, and extensive resources for help.

 BlueBoard: Online support group for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. It aims to destigmatise mental disorders, and to provide support, hope and opportunities for sufferers and carers to share successful coping strategies. The group is run as a moderated bulletin board with strict protocols to enhance safety.

MoodGYM: A popular interactive program that teaches cognitive-behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. MoodGYM has been extensively researched and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in randomised controlled trials.

e-couch: e-hub’s latest interactive self-help program includes modules for social anxiety, generalised anxiety and depression. It provides self-help training drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and exercise.

Beacon: Provides consumers and professionals with information about e-health online applications for mental health and physical health disorders. Websites throughout the world are reviewed and ranked by a panel of health experts. Consumers can also submit rankings and comments.

Reach Out!: is a web based service that provides information, support and interactive features to improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Livewire: a free, safe and fun online community for young people, aged over 10 and under 21, living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability. At Livewire, members can chat and meet people from all over Australia, enter competitions and win awesome prizes, write a blog about themselves or stuff they are interested in, play the latest games and keep up with news, reviews and interviews.


Eating Disorder Association of South Australia Inc 1st Floor, 47 – 49 Waymouth Street, Adelaide Ph:

(08) 8212 1644 email: mail@abnasa.asn.au People with diabetes may suffer with eating disorders. This association provides services to people with eating disorders, their families and other interested community members. Offers individual support, groups, referrals, information and education resources, seminars, library and a newsletter.

Panic Anxiety Disorder Association (PADA) Po Box 83 Fullarton SA 5063 Ph: (08) 8227 1044 email: pada@chariot.net.au It is common for people with diabetes to suffer with anxiety and/or panic attacks. PADA conducts panic anxiety management workshops and programmes for people who experience anxiety disorders. They also have information packages and telephone information, book, tape and video sales.

The SANE Good Guide To Mental Health ( our founder Helen Edwards wrote a significant contribution to this booklet)


“Dont freak out” – 10 things you need to know when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Breaking free from Depression and Diabetes – 10 things you need to know and do (American resource so support lines not relevant but great info)

Diabetes etiquette for parents – what your teen would like you to know

The emotional side of diabetes – 10 things you need to know

Diabetes etiquette for people who DON’T have diabetes