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Mental Health

  • Australian Psychological Society

    The Australian Psychological Society’s website provides a list of resources and helplines for men, women and children to help those suffering and seeking help for mental health issues.

  • Mind Health Connect

    MHC is an Australian Government initiative to quickly search through symptoms and issues. Functions a lot like WebMD for mental health.

  • Mind Australia

    Mind Australia provides a short list of popular online resources, as well as links to mindfulness and other related recovery techniques.

  • The Australian Government

    Official Government resource for Mental Health. Many of our other links are showcased here too, as it provides a useful hub for them.

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline are a community based organisation providing mental health services 24\7 to the public through a hotline. Primarily a suicide prevention hotline, they function as a support network for those feeling depressed or trapped. Not a medical organisation; try consulting other resources first if you’re worried about displaying symptoms.

  • MHSA

    Australian Mental Health services provides not just support for mental health issues, but provides background reading and understanding of government policies and care.

  • Federal Department of Health

    Federal Department of Health listing of mental health publications. Very handy for those searching for help with symptoms or conditions that lack representation in other resources.

  • Beyond Blue

    Beyond Blue specialises in recognising, understanding, and treating depression. A vital resource for anyone suffering or experiencing symptoms of mental illness.

  • Mental Health Online

    MHO provide access to crisis services, treatment options, as well as resources for understanding mental health issues.

  • Kids Matter

    A mental health site specialising in issues pertaining to children. If you’re a parent looking for information, Kids Matter, Headspace, or YouthBeyondBlue should be your first ports of call.

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital

    The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne provide services for refugees, asylum seekers and recent immigrants, especially those who have experienced prolonged immigration detention. While Melbourne based, their online resources are a good start for anyone.

  • SHUTi

    Referenced as “the best-studied program” by Harvard Health, SHUTi is a proven online program for insomnia and is designed to actively help retrain your body and mind for great sleep through six engaging Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia strategy and learning sessions.

Fitness

  • Australian Fitness Network

    An indispensable collection for specialised fitness resources operated by the Australian Fitness Network. For anyone interested in both the nitty-gritty's of fitness or looking to research a specific topic.

  • Sydney Tafe

    The Sydney Tafe delivers information on anatomy, nutrition, and gym skills online for those looking to get more out of their workout.

  • Sport Coach

    A short list that links to a few other resources for understanding fitness, but it’s main strength is its collection of links for gym equipment itself.

  • Southern Cross Health Club

    This site has some more easy-going, less jargon-based resources. Hosts nutrition information, recipes, and workout and yoga techniques.

  • Australian College of Sports Fitness

    Australian College of Sports Fitness page. A very good collection of fitness techniques, routines, top exercises, and an anatomy knowledge-base.

  • Afirm

    Contains resources for gym-owners and attendees about codes of conduct, liability, and what to do in emergencies in the gym.

  • Evolve Health and Fitness

    A fitness blog\resource link to numerous topics on health, nutrition, and fitness across the board.

  • Yoga Journal

    Fitness resources for yoga specifically, serving simultaneously as a learning hub and a progress journal. For yoga practitioners of all skill levels, and great for beginners.

  • Fitness Australia

    Fitness Australia serves as an industry hub; you can search for personal trainers or businesses in your area, and they have their own learning services to boot.

  • Women’s Health and Fitness

    Women’s Health and Fitness is constantly updated with new exercises and fitness techniques. A great and often overlooked source for fitness.

  • Body and Soul

    A blog detailing dietary, wellbeing, fitness, and motivational resources. Great for fitness, weight loss, and healthy eating.

  • Popsugar

    A combined fitness and celebrity blog showcasing what works, what’s in vogue, and what diet and action plans are working in Hollywood.

Mindfulness

  • Free Meditation

    A Sahaja Yoga based approach to meditation. Explains how to meditate, gives a couple of guided meditations, and contains information for taking it further.

  • Monash University

    Monash U. has a large collection of websites, articles, and links to resources for mindfulness for their students and interested public.

  • UNSW

    Similar to Monash, UNSW has a few links to teachers and guided meditation that might prove handy for someone new to mindfulness and meditation, as well as readings and links to the science behind it.

  • Living Well

    Living Well is a resource for men’s mindfulness, concentrating on developing personal strategies. If you find the language of the other sites isn’t worded to your demographic, consider checking this one out.

  • Recollective Awareness

    Recollective Awareness is a bit bare-bones, but has some good resource and audio links to guided meditation.

  • Mindfulness

    Primarily invested in the integration of psychotherapy and medical therapy, mindfulness attempts to help improve recovery and clinical intervention by providing links to mindfulness exercises within the context of combined medical therapy.

  • Act Mindfully

    A collection of free audiovisual, text-based, and other media resources from a leading Australian therapist.

  • The Happiness Trap

    Another resource from Russ Harris, this list collects resources from published books and provides free chapters and recordings for mindfulness.

  • CCI

    The CCI seeks to help depression and anxiety through the championing of mindfulness. Letting go of your stress and creating more healthy patterns in your mind is tantamount to mindfulness, and they’re using this to establish a coping plan for those who need it.

  • Kids Matter

    Kids Matter helps with an area which might not be immediately apparent in the other resources -- mindfulness and meditation for children. It showcases the need, and techniques for, helping children be present and mindful.

  • MiCBT Institute

    Another resource showcasing academic and practical applications and techniques for mindfulness. It also has a week-by-week assessment of the progress of your work. Handy for keeping track of your patterns.

  • CCI

    A secondary resource from the CCI, this is more on the information required to battle Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and the importance of mindfulness in combatting it.

  • Be Mindful

    An online course that was created so that anyone, anywhere, can easily and effectively learn to practice mindfulness in their daily life and enjoy the benefits.

  • Intro to Mindfulness

    An online course that is designed to give people a basic understanding of mindfulness principles and how they can be applied.

Diet/Nutrition

  • Eat For Health

    An Australian Government resource. Contains the Australian Dietary Guidelines, food essentials, and a comprehensive guide to eating well. Also has food calculators and a lot of generalised resources. Indispensable.

  • Healthy Kids

    Some great links and articles for teaching kids the building blocks to nutrition later in life. Nutrition for children is vital to their mental and physical growth, so it’s important to take a look at this if you’re not up to date.

  • Nutrition Australia

    Nutrition Australia also showcases some links specifically designed for children, but with an added focus not only on healthy eating, but healthy living through exercise and physical activity.

  • The Department of Health

    Much like the first page, this Aus Government resource showcases the same important nutritional information, but for children.

  • Healthy Food For All

    Healthy Food for All have a great brochure not just about nutrition, but practical advice on purchasing, shopping for your food, and cooking it. A great resource for anyone interested in healthy eating, because most others assume you have the building blocks for purchasing.

  • Nutrition Australia

    An updated version of the old Food Pyramid. Nutrition Australia have a much more comprehensive listing of the optimal ratios and food groups that suit a balanced lifestyle.

  • Nutrition Australia

    Another Nutrition Australia resource, this is simply a massive list of resources for healthy eating and living. Details everything from quitting smoking to fibre and iron breakdowns.

  • The Heart Foundation

    Healthy eating with a focus on heart and cardiovascular health. Vital for anyone trying to counteract the effects or symptoms of heart conditions.

  • Healthy Food Guide

    A large blog page filled to the brim with recipes, guides, educational resources, and the like. Another magazine blog page which has more content than people give them credit for.

  • Get Healthy at Work

    Get Healthy at Work is focused around providing you with modern requirements for sustained energy release, and the nutrition that you need to get through the daily grind.

  • BUPA

    BUPA has a very nice introductory guide that details the main important steps towards healthy eating. Great for beginners, since it takes the time to explain a few core things that other blogs take for assumed knowledge.

  • The Queensland Government

    The Queensland Government has a collected list of dietary and nutritional techniques for children and adults. Also deals with the mental benefits of eating healthy and the overall wellness that can stem from a balanced diet.

  • Get Healthy NSW

    Another good introductory page, this list details some basics and some advanced techniques to get people out of bad habits and into new, healthier ones.

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