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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue’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.   

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

Beyond Blue 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.

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

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Last reviewed: September 2019

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Worried about someone suicidal - Beyond Blue

People who have thought about suicide say the most important thing family, friends and colleagues can do is listen, show they care, and offer support.

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Bushfires and mental health

People may be at risk of developing anxiety or depression after experiencing a traumatic event such as the current bushfire crisis.

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Talking to children about a suicide loss

Significant loss can diminish a child's fundamental sense of security and trust. This trust may need to be rebuilt and this takes time. Grieving children will often look for reassurance.

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Medical treatments for anxiety - Beyond Blue

Some types of antidepressant medication can help people to manage anxiety, even if they are not experiencing symptoms of depression

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Self-harm and self-injury - Beyond Blue

Self-harm is done by people deliberately hurting their bodies, done in secret and on places of the body that may not be seen by others.

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Information for family and friends - Beyond Blue

As a trusted supporter, there are a number of ways you can help your friend or family member with their BeyondNow suicide safety plan.

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Anxiety and depression signs and symptoms in older people - Beyond Blue

The symptoms of anxiety or depression in older people are sometimes not obvious as they often develop gradually, as they may not have all of the symptoms.

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Have the conversation with your young person

How to have a conversation with your child if you are worried about them. Talking to your young person about anxiety and depression.

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