Mental health

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.

Find out about Mental health - digital resources for TAC clients

Anxiety about driving

After a car accident, it is normal to have feelings of anxiety and fear about driving.

Find out what you can do to overcome anxiety about driving

Peer support

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”.

Find out if peer support services are right for you

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.

Get immediate mental health support

Support for grief and loss

Support for trauma

Support for social isolation

Online resources

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.

View the guide on the eMHPrac website

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,
  • location,
  • gender,
  • cultural or religious background.

Find a psychologist on the Australian Psychological Society website

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.

Find a mental health program on the Head to health website

Phoenix Australia

Phoenix Australia offers fact sheets and booklets for people affected by trauma, their families and friends.

See what Phoenix Australia has to offer on their website

Social work

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).

Search for a social worker on the AASW website