Resources:

 

 

If you are in crisis or have a mental health emergency and require immediate assistance:

  • Phone the Ambulance Service - 000

  • Visit your local hospital emergency department, or

  • Contact your local GP

 

Helpful numbers:

 

Call 13 HEALTH - 13 43 25 84 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Parentline - 1300 13 1300 (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week)

Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277

National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line -1800 RESPECT

 

Crisis telephone counselling:

Lifeline - 13 11 14 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

MensLine - 1300 789 978 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

 

Support websites:

1. Butterfly foundation Information for people concerned about eating disorders plus phone and email support thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

2. CanTeen online 'chat' or email (or phone) counselling and forums for people aged 12-24 living with the impact of cancer canteen.org.au

3. Gambling help online: text and email (or phone) counselling for people concerned about their own or another person's gambling gamblinghelponline.org.au

4. Counselling online text-based (or phone) counselling 24/7 for people concerned about their own or another person's drug or alcohol use counsellingonline.org.au

5. 1800RESPECT: National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service. Information, phone and online 24/7 for people seeking help for themselves or someone else. Also for professionals wanting support for referrals or vicarious trauma 1800respect.org.au 

6. BluePages provides information about depression and its treatment. It includes reviews of scientific evidence for medical, psychological and lifestyle interventions bluepages.anu.edu.au

7. ReachOut provides practical tools and support to help young people aged 14-25 get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. Includes information on mental health, peer support forums and apps ReachOut.com

8. Bite Back promotes wellbeing and resillience in young people aged 12-18 Biteback.org.au

9. Suicide Call Back Service provides free nationwide 24/7 professional telephone and online counselling. Suicidecallbackservice.org.au/register

10. QLife online chat (or phone) counselling for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people  qlife.org.au

11. Dads in distress is a dedicated support group of men (in Australia) whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation http://www.dadsindistress.asn.au

12.Centre for Clinical Interventions has a wealth of information about various psychological problems, printable information and worksheets and online modules. http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm

Books for parents:

Dr. Dan Siegel  and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

  • No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

  • The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

  • Brainstorm: The Power and the Purpose of the Teenage Brain

 

Karen Young

  • Hey Warrior

  • Hey Awesome

 

Jodi Gold MD.

  • Screen smart parenting: How to Find Balance and Benefit in Your Child's Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices

 

Dr Michael Carr Gregg

  • When to Really Worry  - Mental Health problems in teenagers and what to do about them

  • Beyond Cyberbullying

  • Surviving Year 12

  • Surviving Step-families

  • The Princess Bitchface Syndrome - Surviving adolescent girls

  • Surviving Adolescents

 

Steve Biddulph

  • Raising Girls

  • Raising Boys

  • Raising Babies

  • The New Manhood

  • The Secret of Happy Children

 

Kaz Cooke

  • Girl Stuff

  • Secret Girls Business

 

Susan Meredith

  • What's happening to me

 

 

Dulcie Winston

  • Just being you

 

Lynda Madaras

  • My Body My Self

 

Link to blog with a list of helpful books to help young boys understand puberty and physical development.