Support For Alcoholics Suffering Depression

People suffering from alcohol related depression or related illnesses need to know that they are not alone. Between them, the support groups listed in this section offer helplines, information and counselling.

It is not only the sufferers who need support. Many of the support groups listed here have services aimed at carers.

Here are some helpful links and contacts to information sources and support groups.

Depression Links
Panic Disorder Links
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Contacts
Other Anxiety Disorders
Other Sites
Depression Links

Beyondblue is a national initiative to address the increasing prevalence of depression in Australia. This is a new site specifically for patients with depression and their carers.

Mental Health Publications

depressioNet provides a resource for information, help and support of Australians who are depressed or suffer with depression, and their support networks.

Sane Australia
Fact sheets, help and referral service on the web.
Helpline Online is a new service from SANE Australia, providing answers to your questions about mental illness and related topics.

Depression Alliance (UK)
A self help organisation for people with depression, their families and carers. Provides information, discussion and a free e-mail service.


Kids Helpline

Reach Out!
Reach Out! Is a support site for children and teenagers . It provides support and resources to those going through tough times related to mental health and suicide as well as their friends and families.

NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre

North-West Tasmania Post-Natal Disorders Network

Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)
PaNDa is a not for profit organisation for women and families affected by antenatal and postnatal mood disorders. PaNDa’s support network is run by dedicated staff and volunteers, many of whom have experienced PND or psychosis and/or are trained to provide support to others facing these difficulties.

PNDSA – Post Natal Depression Support Association Inc
Based in Perth WA.
We offer support groups and phone support to people suffering from PND.
Our number is 08 9340 1622
We were incorporated in 1997 – ABN = 48 038 642 101

Depression and Mood Disorders Association
(02) 9816 5688 or 1800 674 200

Panic Disorder Links

Anxiety Self Help Association Inc (Western Australia) (ASHA)
The Anxiety Self Help Association Inc (Western Australia) is a consumer organisation representing people who have Anxiety Disorders. ASHA is an incorporated, non-profit, self help group with no political or religious affiliations. ASHA holds fortnightly meetings, issues a monthly newsletter, arranges for guest speakers, and runs workshops.
Where: Support groups meet at Suite B, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands, WA 6009
When: Tuesday evenings & Saturday mornings – phone or email for dates
Facilitator: Various
Postal: Suite B, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands, WA 6009
Ph: 08 9346 7262 Fax: 08 9346 7534

Panic Anxiety Disorder Association South Australia
Emergency telephone service within South Australia

Panic and Anxiety Hub
Website with information about these disorders and funded by an online bookshop.

Northern Territory Panic Anxiety Disorders Association
Telephone: (08) 8945 2924

Macquarie University Anxiety Disorder Clinic
Telephone: (02) 9850 8711

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Contacts

Obsessive Compulsive & Anxiety Disorders Foundation Victoria
OCD & Anxiety HelpLine – 03 9576 2477

Queensland Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group
Telephone: (07) 3358 4988

NSW Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group
Telephone: (02) 9553 6343

Other Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association Victoria
Information and support for people with an anxiety disorder. ADA Vic holds seminars and support groups

Social Anxiety Disorders
This site provides information for people with social anxiety. They also have a Bulletin Board: at

Anxiety Disorders – The Caregiver
Information and support for family and friends of those with anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Resource Treatment and Support Service of Queensland
“Assisting people in overcoming fear, anxiety, stress and uncertainty in their everyday lives”. At this web site you will find information on Anxiety Disorders and treatment options available to overcome these debilitating yet treatable conditions.

Other sites

Mental Health and Well-Being
Site prepared by the Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care.

Healthy Minds

Mental Health issues for young people, children, adolescents, teachers, professionals and parents from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Adelaide.

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