Recommended Websites and Information

General information

  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Psychology Board of Australia
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth
  • Psychotherapy Australia
  • Better Health Channel

Adolescence

  • Society for Research on Adolescence (USA)
  • Australian Youth Facts & Stats
  • Centre for Adolescent Health
  • Outward Bound Australia
  • Kids HelpLine  –  crisis support
  • Dangerous Book for Boys – ideas for healthy adventure for boys 8 and over
  • Daring Book for Girls – ideas for healthy adventure for girls 8 and over

Resources for parents

  • Raising Children Network –  expert information for parents (Com. Dept. of Health & Aging)
  • ABCD Parenting young adolescents  –  Victorian Parenting Centre
  • Triple P® –  positive parenting program
  • Centre of Knowledge on Child Development (UK)
  • Mum2Mum –  general advice for parents of infants
  • InPsych Bulletin   –  article on parents’ influence on adolescent drinking
  • CyberSmart – Australian Government resources and information on on-line safety
  • Faber Mazlish – parenting skills for all age children (USA)
  • The Parent’s Website – information for parents of children at independent school
  • Parent Easy Guides – range of tip sheets on common parenting issues (SA Govt.)
  • Helping Children with Bullying, Conflict and Aggression – Australian Psychological Society
  • The Science of Early Fatherhood – ABC-TV On-line Catalyst program
  • Birth education workshops for first-time fathers: Beer & Bubs

Resources for young people

  • Bullying: No Way!  –  bullying information and support
  • Kids HelpLine  –  crisis support
  • Reach Out –  information on psychological health and related issues for young people
  • CyberSmart – government information on on-line safety, cyber bullying, etc.

Psychological health and development – General resources

  • DepressioNet  –  resources and information on depression
  • Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety & Depression (UNSW) – self management resources
  • ReachOut!  –  information on mental health and related issues for young people
  • Auseinet  Aust. Network for Promotion, Prevention & Early Intervention for Mental Health
  • AICAFMHA  –  Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health Association
  • School Focussed Youth Services –  support for Victorian Schools
  • Australian Drug Foundation
  • Beyondblue  –  the national depression initiative: Medically oriented information
  • MindMatters   –  mental health promotion information & resources for secondary schools
  • MoodGym – on-line self-help program to assist with improving mood (free from the ANU)
  • Drug Facts – Australian Government information about drugs
  • DrinkWise – current information and guidelines on alcohol use in young people
  • Virtual toolbox for mental health in schools – Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
  • Parenting Counts Centre webcasts – series of lectures for professionals (free)
  • Peoplemaking – books and resources on psychological health
  • Maslow’s Theory of Motivation Updated – revised model of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

Psychological health and development – Selected resources

  • Exercise reduces and prevents depression – Fact Sheet from the Black Dog Institute

Pregnancy & Early Childhood    *recommended as essential

  • Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline – Call 1800 88 24 36 (Australian Government)
  • Birth Right* – essential book for birth preparation and birthing options
  • HypnoBirthing Institute* – pregnancy and birthing education & practitioner list
  • Birthready* – Active Birthing antenatal classes (Melbourne. Australia)
  • Save Our Sleep* – essential advice / support on sleep and settling for babies & toddlers
  • Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. – information, resources and support
  • Happiest Baby on the Block* – settling techniques for infants (USA)
  • Information about birth options – My Birth (Australia)
  • Parenting Counts – resources, information on infant and early child development (USA)
  • Sounds for Silence – baby settling and health guide (book & CD)
  • Parent-Infant Research Institute – programs / resources for new parents (Austin Hosp.)
  • Maternal Link – HypnoBirthing video and blog for pregnant mothers
  • SIDS & Kids – Safe sleeping, bereavement support, etc.
  • Post Natal Depression Association (PANDA) – information and support options
  • Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Support (SANDS) – information and support options