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Mental Health

Australia:

Beyond Blue provides national leadership to increase community awareness, prevention and early intervention of depression and related illnesses. https://www.beyondblue.org.au

Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Headspace provides health advice, support and information to young Australians aged 12-25.

https://headspace.org.au

Head to Health helps you find Australian mental health resources. https://headtohealth.gov.au

ReachOut is a youth mental health service providing practical tools, forums and information in a safe and anonymous online environment.
https://about.au.reachout.com


New Zealand:

The Lowdown is a website to help young New Zealanders recognise and understand depression or anxiety.

https://thelowdown.co.nz

SPARX is an interactive self-help online tool that teaches young people skills to help combat depression and anxiety.

https://www.sparx.org.nz

Aunty Dee is a free online tool for anyone who needs some help working through a problem. It doesn’t matter what the problem is, you can use Aunty Dee to help you work it through.

https://www.auntydee.co.nz

Like Minds, Like Mine is a national anti-stigma campaign. The aim of this programme is to increase social inclusion and to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people with experience of mental illness.

https://www.likeminds.org.nz


International:

PatchGaming’s goal is to create an environment which provides an outlet for all its members to express themselves, be accepted, and reduce stigma in mental health. We do this with a focus on games that people can play together, and to connect gamers with like-minded individuals, whom they can talk, play, and relate with in a place that encourages positivity and acceptance.

https://www.patchgaming.org

CheckPoint is a charity that provides mental health resources for gamers and the gaming community.

https://checkpoint.org.au

Helplines

Australia:

  • Alcohol and Drugs info: 9361 8000
  • Mental Health Access Line: 1800 011 511
  • Child Protection Line: 13 21 11
  • Life Line Crisis Support: 13 11 14
  • Gambling Help: 1800 858 858
  • Kids Help Line (5 -25 years old): 1800 551 800
  • Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978
  • Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017
  • Sexual Assault, Domestic and DV Counselling: 1800 737 732
  • Veterans Counselling: 1800 011 046
  • Indigenous Legal Line: 1800 639 784

New Zealand:

Harassment

If you experience harassment on Twitch, ban and report the individual and please refer to Twitch’s community guidelines and report articles.

If you experience harassment on Twitter, please mute, block and report. Please refer to Twitter’s rules and guidelines:

If you do experience harassment at an event please let the security and event organisers know so they can take potential action. Let the people close to you know that someone is making you feel uncomfortable. If you have been made to feel unsafe, contact your local police station to make a report.
If you experience ongoing harassment, make records (screenshots) of all the engagement with the individual and file a police report. If considered necessary,the authorities will contact the relevant platforms to gain further details and take appropriate action. Completely disengage with the individual and refrain from posting anything to do with them as this may encourage their behaviour.

Other links:

Twitch ANZ Community Event Groups

Twitch Adelaide

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwitchAdelaide

Discord: https://t.co/xk9E9N9QYj

Twitch Brisbane

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwitchBrisbane

Discord: https://t.co/fxNDcumyoK

Twitch Melbourne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwitchMelbourne

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/TwitchMelbourne

Twitch Tasmania

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwitchTasmania

Discord: https://t.co/WbUWxwXN2n

Twitch New Zealand

Currently there are no official “Powered by Twitch” community groups in New Zealand. There is however a non-Twitch affiliated ANZ community group that is inclusive of New Zealand members, called Team OCE:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Team_OCE

Discord: https://t.co/7H6c8iEO2s

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