Resources and Links

Mental Health Emergency

  1. Dial 000 (Ambulance or Police)
  2. Go to nearest Hospital Emergency Department

Mental Health - Non-Urgent Situation

  1. GP or private Pyschiatrist referral to a preferred Admitting Pyschiatrist 
  2. For further information, contact the Cooinda Mental Health Service on 1300 780 413 or scph.cooinda@uchealth.com.au

Links to Information on Mental Health

The links and resources below are available to assist patients and family members to gain additional information. They should not replace the seeking of support or professional advice. The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim does not favour any website or organisation listed below:

Alzheimer's Australia
Australia's peak body providing support and advocacy for people living with dementia.

Beyondblue
Australian organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders.

Black Dog Institute
Information on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

COPMI
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

Headspace (Australia)
The National Youth Mental Health Foundation – helping young people going through a tough time.

Healthinsite
Australian Government site that aims to provide easy access to quality health information.

Lifeline (Australia)
Crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

Mental Health Council of Australia
Peak body representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector. Includes information on the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum – providing a voice for consumers and carers.

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
A government-funded project to provide a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Useful resources: Information for consumers and carers.

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
National network of services providers, working alongside individuals and families affected by serious mental illness. Useful resources: Well Ways Fact Sheets.

mindhealthConnect
Australian Government resource that provides access to trusted, relevant mental health care services and information.

Reach Out
Online mental health service especially for young Australians.

SANE Australia
Charity aiming to help Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life – through campaigning, education and research

Suicide Prevention Australia
Peak body for suicide prevention in Australia.

DVA and VVCS
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service is a department within the Department of Veteran Affairs