SELF-HELP Mental Health Tools
& RESOURCES


ONLINE INFORMATION & RESOURCES

ONLINE INFORMATION & RESOURCES

ALIVE AND WELL

  • SafeWork NSW has teamed up with partners across the industry to help farmers stay alive and well.
  • haring stories between farmers,as well as videos and tips focussed on safety and wellbeing.
  • Check out the website here.
 
 

MyCOmpass

  • Interactive self-help service website.
  • You can track your moods, write about them and view information and tips. 
  • Learn, read stories and keep a diary.
  • Check it out here.

LIFELINE TOOLKITS

  • A number of downloadable toolkits, tips and information about a range of mental health topics.
  • Help on overcoming stress and panic attacks, overcoming grief and sorrow, getting through natural disasters, and for carers of people with mental illness.
  • Download here.

E-Couch

  • A self-help interactive online program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief.
  • It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.
  • Access e-couch here.

OnTrack

  • Offers free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice.
  • created by a team of psychologists at Queensland University of Technology.
  • Access the website here.

Black Dog Institute

  • Places focus "on the rapid translation of quality research into improved clinical practice, increased accessibility for consumers, and delivery of long-term public health solutions".
  • Access the Black Dog Institute here.
 
 

The Shed Online

  • The Shed Online is an online social community for men, founded by beyondblue, The Movember Foundation and the Australian Men’s Shed Association.
  • Like the original Men’s Sheds, The Shed Online is a place for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills.
  • Check out The Shed today.

Mental Health Quiz

GLOVE BOX GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH

  • Magazine published by The Land, in partnership with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health's (CRRMH) Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP), and available for viewing online.
  • Practical information on mental health, when to get help and where to get help.
  • Check it out here.

MOODGYM TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Aims to help you identify and overcome problem emotions and develop good coping skills.
  • Designed to teach you about your mood and how to change it.
  • Five modules, taking 20- to 40-minutes each to complete, which are completed in order. 
  • Access it here.

Blue Pages Depression Information

Depressionet

  • an online peer based resource for information, help and support for Australians living with depression.
  • Read stories of others living with depression and access an online forum.
  • Access the website here.

MANAGING THE PRESSURES OF FARMING

  • Three easy lists for you to use and keep.
  • Helps to identify the most difficult pressures in the farm family, the farm business and in your personal life.
  • Developed by the University of Sydney and the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety.
  • Access it here.
     

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TOOLS FOR WHEN YOU'RE ON THE GO

TOOLS FOR WHEN YOU'RE ON THE GO

Tractor CD

  • Downloadable audio content and also available as a CD.
  • Includes information and interviews from people who have experienced depression and suicide. 
  • Collaboration between John Cecil (ABC), Professor Geoff Riley (UWA) and the WA Government's One Life team.
  • Download here
 
 

Coping Kit

  • Downloadable PDF or wallet form from Lifeline Australia.
  • Helps you to manage your emotions or cope with difficult situations, identify ways to stay calm and safe when you’re feeling overwhelmed, remind you of things or people that may help you gain control or feel better.
  • Download here

APPS

APPS

iPhone & Android Apps of the Year

  • That tool you have in your phone all day can be a powerful resource.
  • Whether you are out mustering stock on your own or in that tractor cab all day, why not think about downloading some apps that might clear your head and help you get unstuck.

Check out the best self-help apps from Healthline below (2014).

  1. Depression CBT Self-Help GuideAndroid – 4.3 stars with 467 ratings – 50K-100K installs – Free

  2. Positive ThinkingAndroid – 4.2 stars with 749 ratings – 100K-500K installs – Free

  3. depressioncheck: iPhone – 4 stars with 105 ratings – Free.

  4. Pain and Depression Relief: Android – 4.1 stars with 29 ratings – 1K to 5K installs – $1.99, iPhone – 4 stars with 46 ratings – $0.99.

  5. Depression Inventory: Android – 3.5 stars with 59 ratings – 10K to 50K installs – Free.

  6. NIH Depression InfoAndroid – 4.2 stars with 26 ratings – 10K to 50K installs – Free

  7. Moody Me: iPhone – 3.5 stars with 21 ratings – Free

  8. Health Through BreathiPhone – 4.5 stars with 472 ratings -- $6.99, Android – 4.1 stars with 29 ratings – 5K to 10K installs – Free.

  9. Smiling Mind: iPhone – 4.5 stars with 65 ratings – Free, Android – 2.6 stars with 49 ratings – 5K to 10K installs – Free.

  10. Super Better: iPhone – 3 stars with 67 ratings – $4.99.

  11. Sleep Cycle: iPhone – 5 stars with 5,750 ratings – $0.99.

  12. Happy Habits: Android – 4.2 stars with 237 ratings – 10K to 50K installs – Free.

  13. Secret of Happiness: Android – 4.3 stars with 3,028 ratings – 100K to 500K installs – Free.

  14. Moodkit: iPhone – 5 stars with 51 ratings — $4.99.

Also, check out the list of applications for emotional and mental wellbeing from Wellbeing Australia. The Farm Table recommends the Smiling Mind!


OUR FARMER'S SHARE THEIR STORIES

OUR
FARMER'S SHARE THEIR STORIES

You are not alone.
Please listen to other farmers who have struggled with
depression and are sharing their stories to start helping others.