Mental health

All of us experience challenges to our mental health; nearly one in two of us will suffer a diagnosable mental health disorder at some stage in our lives. Even with many advances in clinical psychology, Christian faith and experience can offer enormous potential for benefitting people’s lives.

Here you will be able to learn about the most common mental health conditions, how to spot signs and symptoms, and ways to support the mental health of yourself and your loved ones.

Mental health topics


One quarter of all Australians will experience first-hand the sense of dread and lack of control that is anxiety.


Depression can range from outwardly expressed sadness to a sense of malaise, a general lack of zest or interest in life.

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are more than a diet gone wrong or a lifestyle choice. It is a life-interrupting health crisis.

Self-Harm and Self-Injury

Deliberately harming one's own body is a coping behaviour which can develop into a habit that is hard to change.


More common than road fatalities, suicide is the leading cause of death amongst 15–44-year-old Australians.


Trauma can cause uncontrollable emotions such as guilt, and make it difficult to copy with everyday stress.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people experience periods of depression and mania.

Perinatal & Child Mental Health

Pregnancy is an exciting but extremely challenging time, which can put parents at risk of depression and anxiety.

Youth Mental Health

Adolescence is a unique and vulnerable stage of life. Over 75% of mental health conditions develop before the age of 25.