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beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life stage, to seek help.

Many Australians have some experience with anxiety and depression or related disorders, whether it is personal or via family, friends or work colleagues. beyondblue raises awareness, reduces stigma and ensures people have access to the information they need to ensure recovery, management and resilience.   

beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation and a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.  

beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with depression/anxiety and their carers, to bring together expertise and provide tools and resources. 

beyondblue’s key result areas:

  • increase awareness of depression and anxiety
  • reduce stigma and discrimination
  • improve help seeking
  • reduce impact and disability
  • facilitate learning, collaboration, innovation and research.

For information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and where to get help, visit, call beyondblue info line: 1300 22 4636 (local call cost from a landline), or email

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Perinatal depression and anxiety: Evidence relating to infant cognitive and emotional development

Managing perinatal depression and anxiety is important for maternal, as well as infant, wellbeing.1 Persistent maternal stress, depression and anxiety can result in detrimental effects on infant development, both during pregnancy and postnatally.

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Risk factors affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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What causes anxiety and depression in men

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Chronic illness and depression

A chronic physical illness is an enduring health problem that will not go away - e.g. diabetes, arthritis, cancer. People who live with a chronic illness have a greater risk of developing depression.

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The beyondblue guide for carers - Supporting and caring for a person with depression, anxiety and/or a related disorder - Caring for others, caring for yourself

No matter how long you’ve been supporting a person who’s experiencing a mental health condition, this guide includes helpful information for all carers and family members

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Puerperal (postpartum) psychosis - A guide for primary care health professionals

Puerperal psychosis (also referred to as postpartum or postnatal psychosis) is a very serious but rare mental health condition that affects 1 or 2 in every 1,000 mothers in the first few weeks after the birth of their babies. Recognising symptoms is essential as the mother is at serious risk of self-harm and there is risk of potential harm for the baby and/or other children.

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Roles of different individuals

Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility. Initiatives that are holistic and involve people at every level are far more likely to effect change than either ‘top down’ or ‘bottom up’ efforts.

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Tips on providing support

If you’re concerned that someone you manage may be experiencing depression or anxiety, it’s important to take action.

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Weigh up the pros and cons

The decision of whether to talk about your mental health condition at work is a personal one – there's no right or wrong answer, and every situation is different.

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Staying mentally healthy at work

The workplace can affect your mental health either negatively or positively.

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