Mental Health Fact Sheets
We partner with Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA) to provide practical and easy to understand factsheets about mental health conditions 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.
Another MIFA initiative is the Finding North website, a mental health education website inspiring people to find their North and help others to find theirs. It empowers individuals and their families, carers, friends and colleagues by giving them access to reliable, evidence-based information that clarifies what they or their loved ones are going through. It uses personal stories to show they’re not alone and gives them hope and the motivation to seek support.
Below are direct links to some of their resources.
You can call us on 1800 985 944.
Or use the Finding North database to find supports near you.
- How to help someone else
- Family Members and Caregivers
- Kids, Teens and Young Adults
- Veterans & Active Duty
- Multicultural mental health support
- LGBTIQA+ specific mental health support
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health support
Mental Health Treatment
Health & Wellness
- Tips for health and wellness
- Learning and education
- Heart health
- Exercise and fitness
- Chronic pain
- Housing and homelessness
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.