“My reaction to getting a diagnosis was extreme relief – now I understood.”
If you are concerned about your mental health, or just want to improve your wellbeing, there are lots of things you can do right now. Finding useful information, chatting online with peers and professionals, and downloading apps are a few initial steps you can take. Everyone's situation and needs are different, so what is useful right now will vary from one person to the next.
Digital mental health resources can often be just as effective as talking to someone face-to-face. So if you're not comfortable talking to someone in person, that may be the way to go. Whatever you choose, trust is a very important factor.
There is plenty of information available to help you get started; we have some resources further down this page. We also have information on seeking support, and a page where you can find digital services and resources.
Taking action for change
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Get the relevant information
Connect with people
Get the support you need
Take action early
A closer look
Australians should be seeking help more than they do
It's natural to be reluctant to seek help
Getting help early can help your recovery
GPs are often the first stop for people seeking help
Many people use telephone helplines
You might find online and phone-based mental health resources helpful. Some suggestions are below. You can find more with our Search tool.