Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and other mental illnesses are major reasons many people are unable to return to work. Whether you are a sufferer of any of these or this is the situation for one of your family members it’s critical that you get the support necessary in all areas of your life.
We are experts in helping people who have an illness with TPD claims, but obviously putting aside the financial reality, people with these types of illnesses need a lot more support.
So we thought it necessary to highlight some of the leading organisations that people can turn to for help, education or to support others struggling with mental illness.
Beyond Blue – https://www.beyondblue.org.au
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Beyond Blue provide support to people suffering from mental health issues and a huge range of resources. They regularly run charity events and are a huge part of educating the community on the realities of living with depression, Anxiety, PTSD and other mental wellness issues.
Lifeline Australia – https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline is committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope. Their vision is for an Australia free of suicide.
Lifeline operate a number of support services including a 24 hour crisis line, an online chat service and a huge amount of online materials.
Black Dog Institute – https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.
The Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing.
They aim to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions.
RUOK? – https://www.ruok.org.au/
R U OK?’s vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide. Our mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
Our goals are to:
- Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life’s ups and downs
- Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others
- Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us
- Be relevant, strong and dynamic
Sane – https://www.sane.org/
SANE Australia is a national mental health charity working to support four million Australians affected by complex mental illness. SANE’s work includes mental health awareness, online peer support and information, stigma reduction, specialist helpline support, research and advocacy.
Phoenix Institute – https://phoenixaustralia.org/
Phoenix Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma. Formerly the Australian Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health (ACPMH), in 2015 the organisation changed its name to Phoenix Australia – Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health.
Phoenix stated values are to:
- Improve outcomes for the community
- Improve outcomes for members of the Defence community
- Advance scientific knowledge about the nature, development and impact of traumatic stress
- Provide leadership and expertise in evidence-informed posttraumatic mental health policy, service delivery and practice
- Enhance the operational and business capabilities of the organisation
At WKB TPD Lawyers we are committed to providing the highest level of service to anyone looking to make a TPD claim.