This section has been developed to assist professionals who work with children and families to locate relevant resources and reading materials.
The following resources can be helpful as a clinician to use for your own education and training and to also use in therapy with patients.
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- Mental Health Online
‘Mental Health Online is an online resource for people experiencing mental health difficulties. It is an initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at Swinburne University of Technology and funded by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing.’
- TheBlack Dog Institute
‘The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.’
- The Autism Cooperative Research Centre
‘The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) is the world’s first national cooperative research centre focused on autism. We are taking a whole-of-life approach to autism focusing on diagnosis, education and adult life.’
Their website shows the areas that are currently being researched with ASD and proves some useful resources and research based information.
Headspace which caters for young people 12 to 25 has a toolkit that provides tools that help professionals recognise and treat a range of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, psychosis, borderline personality disorder
- Therapy resources
The CCI in Western Australia has a range of online workbooks that can be used with patients that cover CBT based therapies.
- Australian association for cognitive behavioural therapy
This site has free resources to help people learn more about CBT as a treatment as well as running training and education including online options.
- Improving mental health in the workplace
Heads up is a website that is designed to help employers and employees improve mental health in the workplace. There are a range of personal stories and education and training, which is all free.
- Transgender Victoria
There are a range of useful websites that have information about mental health and LGBTQI patients, as well as treatment pathways and online support
- 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
- Manual – Orygen ASD and Comorbid Mental Health Disorders in Young People – 2018
This Manual is intended for mental health professionals working with adolescents and young adults with ASD and comorbid mental disorders.
- The Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) Aboriginal Corporation
This site provides information about the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) Aboriginal Corporation (ADAC). You can find out about the projects we run, contact our staff members and access resource material and details of current and past projects.
RCH Melbourne, Vic
The RCH in Australia, located in Melbourne, has a range of very good resources relating to children and adolescents who are seeking assistance with gender dysphoria and transgender questions.
They have the most recent guidelines for treatment pathways as well as a range of resources for parents.
Self harm information
Information about diagnosed syndromes and intellectual impairments
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