LINKS

MHYFVic advocates programs in the government and non-government sectors which promote mental health, resilience and well-being, and protect against mental disorders. Our philosophy is set out in our “Principles and Policies” document on this website.
Many other organizations contribute to this field. The websites of some key agencies whose work contributes to principles advocated by MHYFVic can be visited through the linkages below :

PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH
Emerging Minds The Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association Website has an extensive list of linked organizations
ARACY This is a national organization lobbying for improved child health services, including child mental health
Mind Matters This is a mental health initiative for secondary schools that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. Modules focus on developing whole school approaches, instituting programs and providing information about problems and how to respond
Young Minds This is an English website with useful information about mental health issues and services which mostly have their counterparts in Victoria.
Health Corps This is an American website that promotes healthy living among teens.

PREVENTION AND EARLY TREATMENT
Australian Childhood Foundation National charity to stop to child abuse
Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness The website is a National one which includes ‘Programs, Services & Helplines’ and ‘COPMI Resources’ which has campaigns and policies related to child mental health
Kids Matter

ADVOCACY OF POLICIES
Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)
Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria (now trading as Wellways)

SEEKING NEW KNOWLEDGE
Centre for Community Child Health (RCH) The website has a lot of information about early childhood programs
Parent-Infant Research Institute This is an organization run by Prof Jeanette Milgrom at the Austin Hospital devoted to research on issues around perinatal depression and related disorders
International Association for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions This website informs readers about projects and conferences around the world
Blue Knot Foundation (formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse ASCA) informs readers about research findings and treatment approaches for child abuse

REDUCING MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT MENTAL DISORDERS
SANE Australia Strong advocacy programs

SERVICE PROVIDER GROUPS / SPECIFIC DISORDER ASSOCIATIONS
Association for Children with a Disability
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Autism Victoria (now trading as ‘Amaze’)
Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Addiction Resource This is an American website that raises awareness of dangers of addiction and helps young people stay drug free
Vision Centre An American website with good explanations of all visual problems

DRUGS & ALCOHOL
RehabSpot This American website advocates for the understanding of co-occurring disorders and substance abuse to help individuals on their journey to recovery