The Bi-Polar Express

and other books

Natasha Simon

& Ela Simon

Useful Links

Mental Health Contacts

Lifeline Australia or phone 13 11 14

24/7 Saving Lives. Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.

Suicide Call Back Service or phone 1300 659 467

Provides 24/7 free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by Suicide.

Kids Help Line or phone 1800 55 1800

National 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

Headspace or phone 1800 650 890

National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention Mental Health services to 12 – 25 year olds.

Mens Line Australia or phone 1300 78 99 78

A 24/7 professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.

Black Dog Institute

Not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as Depression and Bipolar Disorder.

Beyond Blue or phone 1300 22 4636

A government organisation changing attitudes, reducing stigma and improving services for people with Depression and Anxiety – and their family and friends – throughout Australia.

Bipolar Care Givers

About Bipolar Disorder, information and suggestions for caregivers (close family, friends, partners or carers).

Drug Rehab

Provide information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA)

Government funded to provide a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (formerly Multicultural Mental Health Australia – MMHA).

SANE Australia or phone helpline 1800 18 7263

National charity helping all Australians affected by Mental Illness lead a better life.

Reach Out

Work alongside young people to deliver tools and supports that address Youth Mental Health and reduce Youth Suicide.


Although this is a site selling wristbands, they have a very good write-up on Mental Health Awareness.

Anxiety relief using cannabidiol (CBD)

Brain & Mind Centre

Promote Mental Health, cognitive and behavioural wellbeing for all people.

Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre

For Reading, Dyslexia & Perceptual Difficulties.

SPELD NSW or phone (02) 9739 6277

The Specific Learning Difficulties Association of NSW provides advice and services to children and adults with specific Learning Difficulties and those who teach, work with and care for them.

Mental Health Carers NSW (MCHN)

Mental Health Carers NSW (formerly Arafmi NSW) is a non-government organization that provides systemic advocacy and support for families, relatives and friends of people who experience mental illness, living in NSW.


Government National Media Initiative aims to encourage responsible, accurate and sensitive representation of Mental Illness and Suicide in the Australian mass media.

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

Not-for-profit cultural organisation champions community broadcasting.

Way Ahead

Mental Health Association NSW develops early intervention and health promotion initiatives which increase community awareness of Mental Illness and improve mental, social and emotional wellbeing for all.

Mental Health Australia

National non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian Mental Health sector and committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

Australian Government – Mental Health

Information about action to build a stronger, more transparent, accountable, efficient and effective Mental Health system.

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia or phone 1800 985 944

For information or support about Psychosis or other Mental Illness. Provides access to Australian mental health organisations and gives an Australian voice to international mental health networks.