Sometimes we are looking for resources that help us to help ourselves.  People look for these for a variety of reasons.

  1. Wanting to look at ways to feel better and improve our health, but in a private space such as using online resources
  2. Being time poor, looking for and finding self-help can improve how you feel even when you can’t find time to attend face to face appointments.
  3. Looking to help others in our friendship circle or wider family – learning about mental health and mental illness means that we can better help those around us
  4. Complementing our talking based therapy with our counsellor, GP, psychologist or psychiatrist by also participating in an online module as treatment.
  5. Using an online module as treatment before a next appointment with a health care provider.

There are a lot of good general website for mental health and therapy-based resources.  We have broken them down into categories below and have tried to stick to those that have a n evidence base for their therapy treatment and those that are also relevant to the Australian culture.  Most are free, some do have a cost included and we would suggest that you assess whether each program fits what you need before you purchase.

 

Therapy online

  • Moodgym – online self-help for depression and anxiety https://moodgym.com.au  better suited to age 14 and over.
  • The Brave Program with both child and parent modules
  • This way up – has a section for self-help and one for therapy that is supervised/shared with your clinician https://thiswayup.org.au
  • Mindspot https://mindspot.org.au this has an online screening assessment and then an 8-week treatment module, for treatment of anxiety and depression.  This is helpful for teenagers and adults over 15 years of age

 

Mental health for schools

https://www.mindmatters.edu.au

MindMatters Is a site run by Beyond Blue and is a mental health initiative for secondary schools that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. We call it a ‘framework’, in that it provides structure, guidance and support while enabling schools to build their own mental health strategy to suit their unique circumstances. MindMatters provides school staff with blended professional learning that includes online resources, face-to-face events, webinars and support.

 

Sue Larkey – Specialist Educator

https://suelarkey.com.au

Sue has a range of e books, resources, pintable’s and information for parents and schools.  There is a list of books, sensory tools as well as online learning.

 

 

Support for Depression

Beyond Blue

Headspace

https://headspace.org.au
‘headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through this website, headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace, the Digital Work and Study Service and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.

headspace Clinical Reference Group oversee and approve clinical resources made available on this website.’

 

Mental health around pregnancy and early parenting

 

Information and resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder

This is the Autism Awareness site http://www.autismawareness.com.au/resources/

and the organisation has placed their resources into groups for website, books, online forums, educational resources, online forums, clinical info and research.  It is a good place to start when you are trying to find information without surfing the large universe of the internet yourself.

Amaze http://www.amaze.org.au/

Is the peak body for people with their autism and their families, with a focus on Victorian services as Amaze in located in Victoria Australia.

Activities and Services

 

Choosing Apps

Children on the spectrum like all other kids have access to a range of internet based learning and gaming apps. This website will help you choose what fits best for your child and their needs.

https://www.autismapps.org.au
Who Is Behind The Autism Apps Website?

‘This website has been developed by the Autism Association of Western Australia in response to the many parents, teachers and individuals who have asked us how to effectively use technology to support a person with Autism.’

Psychosis in children and adolescents

Headspace – https://headspace.org.au/young-people/understanding-psychosis-for-young-people/

Trauma and young people

A guide for parents, carers and professionals
This guide has been developed to help parents, carers and professionals supporting children and young people affected by traumatic events or experiences

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Resources for Patients

Hello all,

Now that the borders are open and Covid19 planning has changed we are also changing to lower your and our risk of catching Covid19.

SA Health has released a matrix to use if exposed to COVID in a health setting. If we are F2F for over 15 minutes and not wearing at least an N95 mask for the whole appointment – you and we need to quarantine for 7 days. To lower the risk to our patients of illness and time spent in quarantine we are therefore:

– Lessening the number of people in our practice, Dr Turner will only be doing Telehealth to assist in this, and we ask those attending for other clinicians to come alone or with one adult;

– We will have everyone stay in their car until their appointment time, then come to the back door to enter. We will not be using our waiting room;

– All bills will be invoiced and sent to you so you don’t need to stand at the front desk;

– You are welcome to ask for your appointment to be by Telehealth at any time.

We really want to stay open, offer health care, and be as safe as we can – and we really hope to go back to our regular face to face work using the whole practice space, as soon as we can, and as soon as SA Health give that guidance.