Recommended links

There are a range of useful resources online that may help you or a family member.

Services

National Mental Health Commission

The National Mental Health Commission's role is to help transform systems and promote change so that all Australians achieve the best possible mental health and wellbeing. It works across all states and territories and all sectors, not just government and not just health services. 

NSW Mental Health Commission

The NSW Mental Health Commission is an independent statutory authority which helps drive reform that benefits people who experience mental illness and their families and carers.

National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum

The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is the combined national voice for consumers and carers participating in the development of mental health policy and sector development in Australia. Through its membership, the NMHCCF gives mental health consumers and carers the opportunity to meet, form partnerships and be involved in the development and implementation of mental health reform.

Mental Health Council of Australia

The Mental Health Council of Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians. Its members include national organisations representing consumers, carers, special needs groups, clinical service providers, public and private mental health service providers, researchers and state/territory community mental health peak bodies.

Mental Health Co-ordinating Council

The Mental Health Coordinating Council is the peak body for community mental health organisations in New South Wales. Its membership is primarily comprised of not-for-profit Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) whose business or activity is wholly or in part, related to the promotion or delivery of services for the wellbeing and recovery of people with mental health problems and organisations that support carers and families of people with a mental health issue.

SANE Australia

SANE Australia is a nation-wide charity working for a better life for people with a mental illness. Its website contains information on different types of mental illness as well as links to its helpline.

 

Complaints

Anti-discrimination information gateway

If you think you have been discriminated, harassed or bullied because of your mental health status, you can use this site to locate the anti-discrimination board in your state or territory.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission (formerly the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission) handles complaints around unlawful discrimination and breaches of human rights.

Complaints Resolution and Referral Service

This service provides complaints resolution for people using Australian Government-funded disability employment and advocacy services.

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

You can use this hotline to report cases of neglect and abuse of people with disabilities.