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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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This information was originally published on healthdirect - beyondblue.

Last reviewed: September 2019

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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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Perinatal depression

Becoming a parent brings a wide range of emotions, ranging from joy and excitement to stress and apprehension. But depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

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Mental health conditions in children

It's estimated that around one in seven Australian kids experience mental health difficulties and about half of all serious mental health problems in adulthood begin before the age of 14.

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Learning communities - Beyond Blue

Be You focuses on the mental health needs of children in primary schools and early childhood educations services

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Anxiety in children

Kids experiencing anxiety may come up with their own strategies to try and manage distressing situations. This often involves trying to avoid the situation or having a parent or other adult deal with it for them.

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Signs and symptoms of depression - Beyond Blue

Some signs and symptoms of depression include feeling sad, down or miserable most of the time or losing interest or pleasure in usual activities.

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Anxiety - Beyond Blue

Anxiety is not just feeling stressed or worried, it is when these feelings don’t subside and are ongoing without any particular reason or cause.

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Just Speak Up

Just Speak Up features personal stories of of parents who have experienced antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety. People can also share their own stories to help make a difference or support someone going through a difficult time.

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Types of depression - Beyond Blue

There are different types of depressive disorders. Symptoms can range from relatively minor (but still disabling) through to very severe (major or clinical depression)

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Age 1-5

It's a world of firsts when you're under five - from walking to words, relationships to raging in the supermarket. There are loads of fun ways to practise social and emotional skills with your child. Have a read, then have a go!

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