Websites

Below are a range of websites pertaining to mental health that you may find helpful. Please note that www.anxietyaustralia.com.au does not endorse any of the links listed. The resources and information are provided on the basis that all persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of  the content.

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Alcoholism

  • SoberRecovery.com (www.soberrecovery.com)Alcoholism and drug addiction rehab, treatment, information and help.
    Lists treatment centers and detox, 12-step programs and A.A. meetings.
  • Grant Me The Serenity… (www.Open-Mind.org)Help for those seeking recovery from various addictions, obsessions & compulsions, such as drugs, alcohol, sex & food, as well as family, friends, anxiety sufferers & abuse survivors, to find information, support & resources.

Anxiety

  • Anxiety Treatment Australia (www.anxietyaustralia.com.au)
    Anxiety Treatment Australia provides information on anxiety disorders, depression, panic attacks, treatment and therapy including support groups and group therapy, a list of Australian psychologists who treat anxiety, and causes of shyness and depression.
  • National Phobics Society (www.phobics-society.org.uk)
  • Anxiety Care (www.anxietycare.org.uk)
    British based agency working with people with anxiety disorders, obsessions and phobias.
  • Anxiety Coach (www.anxietycoach.com)
    Dr. David Carbonells self-help website helps visitors overcome anxiety attacks, panic attacks, phobias, agoraphobia, fear of flying, fear of public speaking, and anxiety disorders.
  • Anxieties.com (www.anxieties.com)
    A free internet self-help site for persons suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder – OCD, fear of flying and post-traumatic stress disorder – PTSD. Extensive information and skills, plus the latest on helpful medications.
  • Beat Anxiety (http://beatanxiety.com)
    Anxiety articles and resources.
  • Phobiafreeway.com (www.phobiafreeway.com)
    Sy Cohn, MA. MFT, the “The Driving Therapist” has a self-help proven Survival Kit to help you with all your driving problems.
  • The Worry Club (www.theworryclub.com)
    A humorous look at worry, stress and anxiety. A place where someone else does your worrying.
  • Help-For.com (www.help-for.com)
    Help for Anxiety, Phobias, OCD and Depression.
  • Victims Of Anxiety (www.anxietyvictims.com)
    Support group for people who suffer from Anxiety/Panic attacks. Informations pages, message board and chat room.
  • Anxiety and Panic Help Center (www.anxiety-panic-helpcenter.com)
    Comprehensive anxiety, panic, social phobia and agoraphobia information, treatments, message board and chat.
  • Anxiety 2 Calm (www.anxiety2calm.com)
    Looks at various quick fix therapies sold as cures for anxiety, panic and phobias, examines their effectiveness and suggests alternatives.
  • Anxiety Panic Attack Resource Site (www.anxietypanic.com)
    Help to those who suffer from anxiety attacks and panic attacks by offering information on symptoms, medications, treatments, and support.
  • Anxiety Disorders Resource Center (www.anxietypanicattack.com)
    Provides help and support for anxiety disorders including anxiety and panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Evelyn Goodman, PsyD., MFT (http://anxietyrecovery.com)
    Anxiety Disorder Treatment and Recovery
  • Music healing tips for Anxiety and panic disorder (http://www.soundfeelings.com)
    11 helpful free tips show how to listen to music for transformation and healing
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children – Keep Kids Healthy Conditions (www.keepkidshealthy.com)
    Anxiety Disorders in children and adolescents are very common and can include a generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder. Learn about the common symptoms, causes and treatments for your anxious child.

Counselling

  • Counseling for Relationship Issues (www.wespsych.com)
    Licensed psychologist Nancy Wesson provides counseling and psychotherapy for overcoming shyness, relationship issues, codependency, depression, anxiety, self esteem, and grief/loss.
  • CounsellingResource.com (counsellingresource.com)
    CounsellingResource.com provides free information and resources on counselling and psychotherapy, offers definitions and diagnostic materials for anxiety disorders and mood disorders, and includes an extensive annotated bibliography.

Depression

  • Beyond Blue (www.beyondblue.org.au)
    Depression help and information including news and events, discussion forum, depression research, resources and related organisations.
  • A Complete Depression Guide (www.depression-guide.com)
    This easy-to-understand, sympathetic guide deals with the entire range of feelings and emotions, and shows that depression has many different forms as well as degree of severity with treatment options.
  • Depression World ( www.depression-world.org.uk)
    Information; advice and support to any one affected by mental illness but focuses on depression.
  • Electroboy (www.electroboy.com)
    Manic depression, often referred to as bipolar disorder, plagued Andy Behrman, author of “Electroboy,” a young bipolar man who had 19 electroshocks and lost memory after involvement in counterfeiting, jail time, house arrest hospitalization, and finally into healing.

Miscellaneous

  • Lone Parents (www.lone-parents.org.uk)
    Provides support and advice to single parents. Have your say or add your pearls of wisdom. Also includes a back to work diary, guest book and chat room.
  • Dealing With Bullying (http://www.bullying.com.au)
    Psychologist, Evelyn M. Field, the author of ‘Bully Busting’provides information on, and services relating to, bullying.
  • JustBeWell.com (www.justbewell.com)
    Steve Tromans, experienced established NLP Trainer and hypnotherapist in Harley Street, London, England.
  • Shes in Recovery (www.shesinrecovery.com)
    The Online Community for women in Recovery.
  • Fear of Flying Help (Fear of Flying Help)
    Fear of Flying Help Course.
  • Oxford Hypnotherapy And Hypnosis (www.hypnos.info)
    Hypnotherapy – The solution to your problems is in your mind.
  • HealingWell.com (www.healingwell.com)
    Community, Information, Resources on Diseases, Disorders and Chronic Illness
  • Enhanced Healing Through Music (www.enhancedhealing.com)
    Relaxation music, positive affirmations and online counseling for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting health, wellness and healing and improving self-esteem.
  • Online Personals Dating – LoveCompass (www.lovecompass.com)
    Dating and love links, free photo personal ads, free dating membership, dating partnership, singles photos, free dating software.
  • Web of Loneliness (www.webofloneliness.com)
    Find out what loneliness is, the different types of loneliness and the various ways that people cope with loneliness.
  • Health Care Information (www.diseasesatoz.com)
    Info on diseases and conditions, health advice, symptoms, causes and treatment.
  • Mental Health Matters (/www.mental-health-matters.com)
    Information and resources about mental health issues.
  • A Simple Life (www.stresslesscountry.com)
    Articles and stories on stress relief, simplicity, being frugal, recycle, and more on living a simple life.
  • Tourette Syndrome “Plus” (www.tourettesyndrome.net)
    Information on various disorders and other childhood-onset conditions.
  • Helping Women Build Self-esteem (www.selfesteem4women.com)
    Resources for women wishing to build self-esteem and confidence.
  • BPD World (www.bpdworld.org)
    Information, advice and support to any one affected by mental health issues but focusing on borderline personality disorder.
  • Schizophrenia World (www.schizophrenia-world.org.uk)
    Information, advice and support to any one affected by mental illness but focuses on schizophrenia.
  • Dissociation World (www.dissociation-world.org.uk)
    Information; advice and support to any one affected by mental illness but focuses on dissociation.
  • Abuse World (www.abuse-survivors.org.uk)
    Information, advice and support to any one who is a survivor of abuse.
  • Building Self Esteem (www.more-selfesteem.com)
    Building self esteem and self confidence with tips, free courses, recommended books and lots more!
  • Support4Change (www.support4change.com)
    Learn how to use changing life cycles as opportunities for growth with Support4Change’s extensive practical information and resources.
  • Stress Management (www.stressmanagement.com.au)
    Effective Ways to deal with Stress through Stress Management.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Action (www.ocdaction.org.uk)
    The national charity for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the related disorders such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP) and Trichotillomania.
  • The OCD Resource Center of South Florida (www.ocdhope.com)
    Dr. Bruce Hyman is the co-author of the widely acclaimed “The OCD Workbook” and director of The OCD Resource Center of South Florida. The center provides comprehensive services to adults and children with OCD and related disorders. The center’s website provides valuable information about OCD, its treatment and the services available at the center. In addition, you can order copies of “The OCD Workbook”.
  • OCD Center of Los Angeles (www.ocdla.com)
    Specializing in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), OC Spectrum Disorders, phobias, and related anxiety disorders.
  • OCD World (www.ocd-world.org.uk)
    Information, advice and support to any one affected my mental illness but focuses on obsessive compulsive
    disorder.

Panic Attacks

  • Panic Attacks (www.panic-attacks.co.uk)
    UK-based free panic attack and panic disorder online course. Also includes an audio program covering fear of the unknown, over-stimulated nervous and hormonal systems, and conditioning.
  • International Panic Disorders Meetup Day (panicdisorders.meetup.com)
    Meetup with other local people who experience social anxiety, general anxiety, agoraphobia, and any other type of panic disorders.
  • Panic Support 4 U (www.panicsupport4u.com)
    Online support group for anxiety, panic disorder & agoraphobia. We are committed to educating each other on the phases and faces of panic step by step, hand in hand. Our goal is to be a voice for those who have suffered in silence & shame.
  • Depression Anxiety disorders – Panic, Phobic and other social anxiety disorder (www.depression-guide.com)
    This easy-to-understand, sympathetic guide deals with the entire range of mental health disorder and shows that anxiety disorder has many different forms as well as degree of severity with treatment options.
  • Can you really stop panic attacks? (www.panicend.com)
    A panic attack sufferer relates his personal story of how he overcame his fear.
  • Panic Survivor (www.PanicSurvivor.com)
    Information about anxiety, and other anxiety-related disorders.
  • DOYOUPANIC.CO.UKwww.doyoupanic.co.uk )
    This site shows that recovery from Anxiety, Obsessiveness and Depression CAN be realistically achieved  - based on the fact that we can achieve ‘flow’ without ‘reacting’ to our ‘very normal’ initial thoughts.’
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks Self Help Program (www.calmingwords.com)
    Designed by an experienced and qualified counsellor, this downloadable program offers many proven ways to counter stress and to overcome anxiety and panic attacks. Comprehensive e-book and two audios.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • PTSD Support Services (www.ptsdsupport.net)
    PTSD Support Services is an information resource site on the disorders and effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, describing what PTSD is and how it influences the personal lives of individuals effected with this disorder.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (www.ptsd.org.uk)
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an illness that causes huge stress to sufferers and their families. If you are an Ex-Service man or woman who has served in Bosnia, Kosavo, Gulf or NI and are ill, please look at my site & get help.
  • Gift From Within (www.giftfromwithin.org)
    A private, non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.
  • Mind Tools Stress Management Techniques (www.mindtools.com)
    These articles will help you to manage the stress in your life .

Public Speaking

  • In The SpotLight (www.performanceanxiety.com)
    No More Stage Fright Workshops and In the SpotLight book and CD, authored by Janet Esposito, M.S.W., to help people overcome fear of public speaking and performing. In addition to leading weekend workshops, Janet also provides individual phone coaching with people throughout the country and abroad.
  • Allan Misch and Allan Kaufman (www.nosweatspeaking.com)
    Rapidly eliminate public speaking fear. Sign up for their free No Sweat Speaking(sm) Ezine and get 2 valuable, FREE reports.
  • Public Speaking Tips (www.ljlseminars.com)
    By international professional speaker, Lenny Laskowski, author of the best selling book, “10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking”.
  • NY Public Speaking – Social Anxiety Center (www.speakeeezi.com)
    Overcome public speaking and social anxiety in manageable steps. Includes free tips on overcoming stage fright, giving a prepared and impromptu speech, assertiveness, conversational skills, employment interviews and confrontation.
  • Public Speaking Tips (www.antion.com)
    Public speaking and internet marketing articles from Tom Antion.
  • Advanced Public Speaking Institute (www.public-speaking.org)
    Over 120 free articles on professional level speaking skills.
  • Professional Public Speaking Tips (www.speak4money.com)
    Learn how to turn your knowledge into cash either part time or full time in the lucrative speaking and training market.
  • Public Speaking Tips (www.greatspeaking.com)
    Free Ezine on advanced public speaking and presentations skills.
  • Shake Your Shyness (www.shakeyourshyness.com)
  • Effectiveness-Plus (www.effectiveness-plus.com)
    Dr. Signe A. Dayhoff provides social effectiveness coaching and training and social anxiety resources to create effective social skills and confidence, alleviate performance anxiety, and optimize personal and  work relationships.
  • Help for Shyness (www.shynesshelp.com)
    Helpful exercises, articles and advice on shyness including exercises for managing shyness and anxiety, exercises for shy people handling rejection, counseling, and dating tips.
  • Social Anxiety UK (www.social-anxiety.org.uk)
    A central resource for suffers of social anxiety (social phobia) in the United Kingdom. Includes success stories,
    local groups and meetings, chat rooms, discussion forum and blushing information.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder and Shyness (www.social-anxiety-shyness-info.com)
    This website offers articles, newsletter, links to Social Phobia / Anxiety Disorder and Shyness. The author is a
    psychiatrist. He is also author of the novel ‘The Saga of a Shy Fellow’.
  • In The SpotLight (www.performanceanxiety.com)
    No More Stage Fright Workshops and In the SpotLight book and CD, authored by Janet Esposito, M.S.W., to help people overcome fear of public speaking and performing.  In addition to leading weekend workshops, Janet also provides individual phone coaching with people throughout the country and abroad.
  • Shy Passions : Free Shy & Introverted Dating & Personals (www.shypassions.com)
    Shy Passions is a free ‘Shy Dating’ site for introverts, and shy singles.

Stress Management

  • Mind Tools Stress Management (www.mindtools.com)
    Tips and techniques helping you manage the stress in your life.
  • Stress Education Center (www.dstress.com)
    Devoted to stress management for organizations and individuals, and information to enhance your levels of Health/Wellness and Productivity.
  • Stress Management (www.stressmanagement.com.au)
    Effective Ways to deal with Stress through Stress Management.