TAC mental health resources
Almost half of Australians aged 16 to 85 years will experience mental illness at some point in their life. Many people also experience anxiety or depression after a transport accident. These conditions are serious, but help is available if you or others need it.
There are plenty of ways to support other people or get support if you feel anxious or uncertain.
Remember, if your safety or the safety of others is at risk, contact emergency services on 000 (always available)
TAC guide to digital mental health services
A digital mental health service can provide an easy, effective alternative to seeing a health professional in person. For some people this can be more comfortable than talking to their GP or other health professional. Others may not have the time to go to a session in person.
Anxiety about driving
After a car accident, it is normal to have feelings of anxiety and fear about driving.
Peer support is sharing and receiving practical information, experiences, and emotional support with someone else on a similar journey. People describe it as talking with someone who has “walked the walk”.
Mental health service directories
We've created these service directories as a resource for TAC clients, their family and friends who may need help because of road trauma.
A Guide to Digital Mental Health Resources
The e-Mental Health in Practice (eMHPrac) Guide to Digital Mental Health Resources provides a useful overview of various Australian online programs, apps, crisis helplines and information sites. All listed programs have been developed by credible sources, such as the Australian Government, universities, and national non-government organisations. The majority are free or low-cost.
Australian Psychological Society
The Australian Psychological Society provides a free, online directory.
This search engine has a filter that lets you search for multi-lingual therapists by the languages they speak.
It is important you work with a psychologist you are comfortable with. Things to consider when choosing a psychologist include:
- their specialty,
- experience with your condition,
- cultural or religious background.
Head to health
Most digital mental health programs do not need a referral. Head to Health provides accurate and detailed links to online mental health programs.
Phoenix Australia offers fact sheets and booklets for people affected by trauma, their families and friends.
Many hospitals or community based services will employ their own social workers.
You can also find one through using the free online directory managed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).