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Resources

Where to get help in Australia…..

Lifeline

Ph. 13 11 14

http://www.lifeline.org.au/

24 hour crisis support; Suicide prevention & support; telephone crisis counselling

 

Suicide Call Back Service

Ph. 1300 659 467

http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

Free telephone counselling, 7 days a week, 24 hours.

 

Kids Helpline

Ph. 1800 55 1800

http://www.kidshelp.com.au/

Telephone counselling for young people.

 

PANDA – Post and Antenatal Depression Association

Ph. 1300 726 306

http://www.panda.org.au/

Telephone helpline is available in Australia from 9am to 7pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.

 

Homelessness Support Line

Ph. 1800 825 955

Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/crisis-services-program-information/crisis-support-services.html

 

Beyond Blue

http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Information regarding mental health issues.

 

Youth Beyond Blue

http://www.youthbeyondblue.com

Information for young people on mental health issues.

 

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

http://www.copmi.net.au/

Website to support children who may have a parent with a mental illness.

 

Authentic Happiness

http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/

Information on positive psychology, questionnaires and research.

 

Australian Sleep Association

http://www.sleep.org.au/

The ASA is the peak scientific body in Australia & New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of Sleep. Provides information about sleep problems.

Parentline

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/earlychildhood/parentline/

Parentline provides a statewide telephone counselling service to parents and carers of children aged from birth to eighteen years.

 

Where to get help in New Zealand….

Lifeline (24 hours)

Ph. 0800 543 354

 

Suicide Crisis Helpline

Ph. 0508 828 865

 

Youthline

Ph. 0800 376 633

youthline.co.nz

 

Kidsline (children aged 9 to 13 years)

Ph. 0800 543 754 (4pm to 6pm weekdays)

kidsline.org.nz

 

Whats Up: Counselling for young people aged 5-18 years

Ph. 0800 942 8787 (noon to midnight)

whatsup.co.nz

 

Depression Helpline:

Ph. 0800 111 757 (8am to midnight)

depression.org.nz

Counsellors who can find the right support for you.

Books

 

Parenting

How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk.

Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Harper, New York

 

Nobody likes me, everybody hate me. The top 25 friendship problems and how to solve them.

Michele Borba

Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint

 

Raising Boys.

Steve Biddulph

Finch Publishing, Sydney

 

Raising Girls

Gisela Preuschoff

Finch Publishing, Sydney

 

The secret of happy children

Steve Biddulph

HarperCollins Publishers

 

Positive Psychology

Authenitic Happiness. Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfilment.

Martin E. P. Seligman

Free Press, New York

 

Flourish. A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being.

Martin E. P. Seligman

Free Press, New York

 

Publications

Frydenberg, E., Lewis, R., Bugalski, K., Cotta, A., McCarthy, C., Luscombe Smith, N., Poole, C. (2004). Prevention is Better than Cure: Coping Skills Training for Adolescents at School. Educational Psychology in Practice, 20 (2), 117- 134.

 

Luscombe Smith, N., Frydenberg, E., & Poole, C. (2003). Broadening Social Networks for Girls and Particularly Boys: Outcomes of a Coping Skills Program. Australian Journal of Counselling and Guidance, 13 (1).