MINDFULNESS APPS

Headspace is a well-designed app that includes a wide range of mindfulness-based meditations. A small selection of practices are available free of charge. Full access is by a monthly subscription. Available on iPhone and android. https://www.headspace.com/ 

Insight timer is a free, open-source mobile app with a large library of guided meditations. There are also bell options to complete your own guided practice. Please check ratings, and opt for high rated meditations. Because this is open source, there are some excellent practices by genuine teachers - but there are also some slightly strange ones! https://insighttimer.com/ 

Smiling Mind offers a free mindfulness app - with options for both adults and children. Australia-based, the practices are guided in Australian accents, which appeals to some. https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 INFORMATION AND SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

LIFELINE: PH 13 11 14

Lifeline is a 24-hour telephone-based emergency counselling service. https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Beyond Blue is an online support service for depression, anxiety and suicide prevention. Beyond Blue has high quality fact sheets, and it is a great place to learn more about mental health issues. https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ 

The Black Dog Institute is a research institute that translates research to informs the public about mental health: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

PSYCHIATRIC TRIAGE (CRISIS ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT TEAMS)

Melbourne's North Eastern Region: 1300 859 789 (24 hour service)
Melbourne's Western Region: 1300 874 243 (24 hour service)

T: (03) 7019 3133 E: info@lydiabrown.com.au F: (03) 7018 3564

 151 Weston St, Brunswick, VIC 3056 

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