Mental Health Fact Sheets
We partner with Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA) to provide practical and easy to understand factsheets about mental illness and treatment.
MIFWA is a MI Networks member, with sister organisations across Australia we offer information and support in your local areas. You can call us on 1800 985 944. MI Networks is a MIFA initiative and is supported by its members nationally.
Suicide & Self Harm
- Self Harm
- Suicidal behaviour and Self Harm
- Thinking About Suicide
- How to help when someone is suicidal
- Has someone close to you died by suicide
- Families & friends of people affected by mental illnesses
- Something is not quite right about the way someone close to you is behaving
- When sadness won’t go away – depression & related disorders in young people
- Has someone close to you gone missing
Mental Health Treatment
- Antidepressant Medication
- Antipsychotic Medication
- Electroconvulsive Therapy
- Complementary Therapies
- Healthy Living
- Mind + Body – Looking after your physical health when you have a mental illness
- Type 2 diabetes & mental illness
- Smoking and mental illness
Translated Fact Sheets
Mental health and illness is complex and diverse. It is even harder to understand when it’s not explained in your own language. These resources have been translated into a range of languages for those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to access.
Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi/Persian, Greek, Hazaragi, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Krio, Macedonian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese
The fact sheets currently available include:
- Mental Health and wellbeing
- What is schizophrenia?
- What is a personality disorder?
- Challenging behaviours
You can access the resources here.
‘Look after your mental health’ videos in different languages
The Embrace Project has developed videos of members speaking about how they look after their mental health.
The videos come in five languages: English, Arabic, Hindi, Bosnian and Japanese. Each video has another version with English subtitles.
You can check out the videos on the Embrace YouTube channel here.