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beyondblue

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 www.beyondblue.org.au, call beyondblue info line: 1300 22 4636 (local call cost from a landline), or email infoline@beyondblue.org.au

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Antidepressant medication

There is a great deal of misinformation about antidepressant medication and there is no simple explanation of how antidepressants work.

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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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Men in the workplace

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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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Gay- bisexual and trans men

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Antidepressant Medication

There is a lot of misinformation about antidepressant medication and there is no simple explanation as to how it works. Medication can be important in the treatment of moderate to severe depression and in some anxiety conditions.

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LGBTI young people

Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex (LGBTI) people are far more likely to experience depression and anxiety.

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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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