Resources

CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

KIDS HELP LINE

A free, confidential and anonymous 24-hr telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 – 18. www.kidshelpline.com.au

HEADSPACE

National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Information and support for young people. www.headspace.org.au

BEYOND BLUE

resources for young people about anxiety and depression. www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/for-me/young-people

E-COUCH

Provides evidence-based information about emotional problems (including depression and anxiety disorders) and teaches strategies that may help you to prevent problems and understand yourself better. www.ecouch.anu.edu.au

BITEBACK

A new and evolving youth website which aims to improve the well-being and mental fitness of young people, based on the principles of positive psychology – the science of optimal functioning. A place where 12-18 year olds can anonymously share real personal stories with other young people like themselves, see videos, blogs and interviews of interesting people, get relevant information, check their mental fitness, get immediate feedback and track their progress over time, and enter fun competitions from time to time. www.biteback.org.au

REACH OUT

A service that helps young people get through tough times. It provides information and support on a range of issues including depression and anxiety. www.reachout.com.au

 

ADULTS

FAMILIES

The Australian parenting website. www.australia.gov.au/people/families

RAISING CHILDREN

The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. www.raisingchildren.net.au

GENERATION NEXT BLOG

Good portal for parents to look at issues impacting on them and parenting teenagers. Topic areas include bullying, cyber safety mental health, sex and violence in the media, drugs and alcohol, body image and eating disorders. www.generationnext.com.au/blog

The Gottman Institute

BOOKS

TALK LESS LISTEN MORE

Solutions for Children’s Difficult Behaviour – Michael Hawton

ENGAGING ADOLESCENTS

Michael Hawton

Hold Me Tight

Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – Sue Johnson

The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work

John M. Gottman