General issues

Drugs and alcohol

Mental health

Rape and sexual assault

Sexual health / sexuality

Learning disabilities

Eating disorders

General issues

Centrelink: Australia’s one-stop shop for benefits and other commonwealth services.

Disability Information and Resource Centre: Information, referral and advice regarding disabilities.

Go Ask Alice: A very informative and interactive web site from the Columbia University’s Health Education Program. Includes information on relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine and other drugs and general health.

Healthy SA (SA Dept of Health): A comprehensive site including information of Aboriginal Health, babies and children, disability, environmental health, multicultural health, gay and lesbian health and youth health and much more.

Reach Out: A web-based service designed for young people to help themselves through tough times. Information on mental health, drugs and alcohol, sexuality, uni, work and relationships.

Women’s Information Service: Free and confidential information, support and referral services for women.

Mensline: Support, information and referral for men who are dealing with relationships, separation, family break-up, step-parenting and similar concerns.

Nutrition Australia: A community based organisation which provides information and advice on nutrition. Good FAQ’s page.

Drugs and alcohol

Drug Arm : A useful website with information and services and support available

Australian Drug Foundation: An excellent site on alcohol and other drugs.

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia: Information about alcohol and other drugs and support services available.

Mental health

DepressioNET : Information, help and support for people who have mental health issues. Range of links including depression, suicide, anxiety, eating disorders, treatments, self help, ADHD, grief and loss, phobic disorders, OCD.

Mental Illness Followship South Australia (MIFSA) : A support service available in South Australia

Australian Transcultural Mental Health Network: A network linking transcultural services and other relevant bodies to improve the quality and accessibility of services available to Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Plenty of useful information, available in a number of languages.

BDP Central : A primary resource for information and links related to Borderline Personality Disorder.

Beyond Blue: Information about depression and available treatments.

Dax Collection : A collection of psychiatric art.

Headroom: General information on positive mental health, with contributions written by young people.

Internet Mental Health: An exhaustive online encyclopedia of information on mental health issues. Again extensive links.

Mental Health Services: Provides information about mental health issues.

SANE: This excellent web site is a must to visit for those wanting information on any mental health issue. It also has an exhaustive web site listing. It also provides a free Helpline Online service.

Suicide Information and Education Centre (SEIC): Provides a large database of references on suicide.

Rape and sexual assault

Yarrow Place – Rape and Sexual Assault Service : Information regarding rape and sexual assault, supports and services available.

Sexual health / sexuality

ShineSA: Information on sexual health issues including sexually transmitted infections, contraception, resources and services. Many of their pamphlets are available in a range of languages.

Bfriend : A support program for newly identifying same sex attracted people. The site also has information about services and resources available to people who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and transsexuals. It includes some great stories about personal experiences.

Sexual identities : Flinders University's own website supporting sexual diversity on campus.

Learning disabilities

Opening All Options : Fantastic website specifically aimed at tertiary study. Developed by the University of Tasmania.

SPELD SA: Information, referral and software advice for people with a learning disability.

I am dyslexic: 14 y.o. dyslexic’s site – has some great stories and tips.

International Dyslexia Association

Learning Disability Association of America

National Center for Learning Disabilities (US): Has some good information about living with a learning disability.

LD online (US)

Eating disorders

Eating Disorder Association SA : Information, referral and support, plus links to other good sites.