Mental Health

Your FREE Mental Health Resources

Here are some online tools and mobile apps for your mental health and wellbeing developed and successfully tested through research trials that you can access anywhere at no cost.

Online Clinic

Our Online Clinic is a free mental health assessment tool that has been created by leading clinicians and based on research.

It will take you through a range of clinical assessments for common mental health conditions. At the end you will receive a personalised report with suggested support services and free or low-cost resources for you to access. 

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A mental health tool that works around your schedule. It’s normal to feel fatigued or overwhelmed sometimes, and it’s important to find ways to manage that stress and worry at a pace that suits you.

myCompass is a free online tool that can help you identify unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and learn strategies to deal with them.

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BITE BACK is our free, self-guided online wellbeing and resilience program for young people aged 13 – 16 years old. Evidence shows that using BITE BACK can decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety and increase wellbeing.

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For more information on support resources, click here.

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Supporting someone else

It can be hard to know what to do when supporting someone with a mental health concern, condition or disorder. Friends, family and colleagues are a crucial and necessary support mechanism for someone going through a difficult time.

So it is important to know what to say and do when you’re worried someone you know may have a mental health issue or might be thinking about suicide.

Click here for more information on how you can help others and approach these difficult conversions. 

You can also find some resources to share below:

Emergency help

Are you or someone else in immediate danger? Dial 000 for emergency support or call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Black Dog Institute does not offer crisis support.

Resources & support

Mental health resources & tools that you can trust knowing that everything we produce is research-informed and recommended by professionals.

Black Dog Institute free mental health fact sheets

Fact sheets

Free fact sheets covering a range of mental health topics including causes of depression, wellness techniques and finding a mental health friendly doctor.