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Mental Health Organisations

Last update: 12 December 2012,
by Maureen Bell

On this page I have listed South Australian, Australian, and overseas organisations which may be of interest for mental health.

South Australia

For additional resources use SAcommunity (formerly Infosearch)

Aceda (Incorporating Panic & Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive, and Eating Disorders Associationa)

Adelaide Institute of Psychoanalysis (The South Australian Branch of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society)

Clubhouse SA (Diamond House)

COMIC - Children Of Mentally Ill Consumers

Disability Information in South Australia (Disabilty Information and Resource Centre)

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)

Mental Health Coalition of South Australia

Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia Inc (MIFSA)

Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and Mental Health Policy (SA Health)

Office of the Public Advocate (S.A.)

SA Health

STTARS (Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service)

Australian Organisations

AICAFMHA (Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association)

Alzheimer's Australia

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria

ASTSS Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Australian And New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology And Law

Australian Association of Social Workers

Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Australian Department of Health and Aged Care

Australian Drug Foundation

Australian Governments' Entry Point (includes commonwealth, state and local government)

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Australian Medical Association

Beyondblue: the National Depression Initiative

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA)

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUFAD)

Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services

Council to Homeless Persons (Victoria)

Department of Health and Human Services (Tasmania) Mental Health

Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC)

Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists

Mental Health Association Australia

Mental Health Association NSW

Mental Health Branch (Victoria)

Mental Health Commission - Western Australia

Mental Health Council of Australia

Mental Health Research Institute


Mental Health Review Board (Western Australia)

Mental Health Services - Tasmania

Multicultural Mental Health Australia

National Association of Practising Psychiatrists

National Child Protection Clearinghouse

National Drug Strategy

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

National Mental Health Strategy

Neami (North Eastern Alliance for the Mentally Ill)

New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry

Parliament of Australia
(Hansard is searchable at this site)

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research

Queensland. Mental Health Services

Reach Out!

Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

SANE Australia

Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare)

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)

Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit


Overseas Organisations

Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

Albert Ellis Institute

Alzheimer's Association

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

American Association of Community Psychiatrists

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

American Geriatrics Society

American Medical Association

American Music Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

American Psychoanalytic Association

American Psychological Association

Anna Freud Centre

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Assertive Community Treatment Association (ACTA)

Association for Humanistic Psychology

The Association for Psychohistory

Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry

Association for Transpersonal Psychology

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (Formerly NARSAD)

British Association of Social Workers

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)

British Medical Association (BMA)

British Psychoanalytic Society (and Institute of Psychoanalysis)

British Psychological Society

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Buros Center for Testing | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
(From this site you can search for details of psychological tests and their availability)


Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Canadian Mental Health Association -- L' Association Canadienne Pour Le Sante Mentale

Canadian Psychiatric Association

Canadian Psychoanalytic Society

Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health

Center for Narcolepsy (Stanford University)

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice

Clifford Beers Foundation (The International Centre for Mental Health Promotion)

College of Occupational Therapists (U.K.)

Depression Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

European Centre (for Social Welfare Policy and Research)

European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Gerontological Society of America

Homelessness Resource Center

The Institute of Living

Institute of Mental Health Law

Institute of Psychiatry (London)

International Academy of Law and Mental Health

International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes

International Center for Clubhouse Development

International Federation of Social Workers

International Psychoanalytical Association

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


The King's Fund

The Marce` Society for Perinatal Mental Health

Menninger Clinic

Mental Health America

Mental Health Foundation

Mind The Mental Health Charity

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

National Association of Social Workers

Natonal Center for PTSD (U.S.)

National Council on the Aging

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse (U.S.)

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

New York State Psychiatric Institute


Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

Play Therapy International

Previously National Schizophrenia Fellowship (U.K.)

Royal College of Psychiatrists

St Andrew's Hospital (Northampton, England)

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Screening for Mental Health

Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Society of Biological Psychiatry

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) (U.S)

The Tavistock Institute

Tokyo Institute of Psychiatry

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna

The Way Back - A Mental Health Community Residence Program

World Association for Infant Mental Health

World Federation For Mental Health

WHO Mental Health Home Page