Mental health problems are very common, but are still often not talked about.
Below is a list of useful websites that provide information about depression and anxiety and the related disorders. These sites have been proven to be beneficial to people with even quite severe anxiety and depression, so have a good look at them.
Educational and inspirational sites
Headspace - a good site for younger people and their carers.
They have a good collection of fact sheets here.
Bite Back - a website by the Black Dog Institute aimed at 12-18 year olds.
Blue Board - an online community for people with mental health disorders - set up by the Australian National University.
On-line Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (CBT)
CBT has been shown to be effective at treating both depression and anxiety. It is a method of treatment that helps you to discover the negative thought patterns and behaviours that lead to depression and anxiety, and ways of re-programming these automatic thoughts and actions. On-line CBT works very well for some people.
MoodGYM is a well established free CBT program deveoped by the Australian National University.
myCompass is a free CBT program by the Black Dog Institute.
These are just a couple of the many options. The trick is to really sit down and take them seriously and work through them properly and you will find them rewarding.