Online Resources

Australian Drug Information Network The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) provides a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and other drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and internationally. ADIN is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the National Drug Strategy and managed by the Australian Drug Foundation.

Better Health Channel Information on the Better Health Channel is provided to help people stay healthy or understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.

Beyond Blue Our mission is to provide a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively.

Carer Respite Centre Southern Region The Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Southern Region provides 24 hour carer support and access to planned and urgent respite, for carers young and old living in the southern region of Melbourne.

Cornerstone Contact Centre Cornerstone provides meals for people living on the fringes of our society. We offer people at risk, especially the mentally ill, a place where they can be safe from street violence, intimidation, stigma and ridicule.

GROW is a national organisation that provides a peer supported program for growth and personal development to people with a mental illness and those people experiencing difficulty in coping with life’s challenges.

Legal Aid Vic Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. We focus on helping and protecting the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged Victorians. We can help in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) The Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) is the oldest Mental Health Association in Australia. It is an organisation of professionals, sufferers, families of sufferers, related organistations concerned with mental health and concerned members of the public.

Mental Health Legal Centre We provide legal services of advice, representation, advocacy and referral to people labelled as having a psychiatric disability who otherwise would not have access to those services.

SANE campaigns for improved services for, and attitudes towards, people affected by mental illness. As well as ongoing advocacy for improved services, SANE lobbies on specific issues such as the effect of welfare reform and drug strategies on the lives of people with a mental illness.

VICSERV  is a membership-based organisation and the peak body representing community managed mental health services in Victoria.

The Victorian Law Handbook by the Fitzroy Legal Service