Brisbane Psychology - Links


Helplines

Kids'Helpline

1800551800
A national 24-hour telephone counselling service for children and young people in Australia.

 

Lifeline

131114
A national 24-hour telephone counselling service for all ages.


Anxiety

anxietyonline

This link provides psycho-educational information about anxiety disorders, free automated psychological assessment and self-help treatment programs, plus low cost therapist-assisted programs over 12 weeks.

 

e-couch

e-hub’s newest self help interactive program includes modules for social anxiety and generalised anxiety as well as depression. It provides self-help interventions drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and 

Top 10 Apps recommended by Dr Michael Carr Gregg for young people regarding mental health. Go to this website:    

http://www.youngandwellcrc.org.au/dr-michael-carr-greggs-new-top-ten/

APPS:

Planner Plus

Creates to do list schedule add share set up reminders and syncs with Google calendar.

Smiling Mind 

Daily relaxation/mindfulness for children and teens

Dyslexia Quest 

An app designed to identify and strengthen cognitive areas related to dyslexia

Text grabber

An app that takes a picture of whiteboard work and translates it to text. Great for those having difficulty copying from the whiteboard in class.

Icope

Developed by mental health nurses it offers alternatives to self harm. Practical easy steps to distract, displace and seek help, at the touch of a button.

Irunurun

Habit tracker

Mindfulness

Daily relaxation/mindfulness promoter and tracker

Voice to text 

Journals thought by recording them and converting these to text.

Pzizz

For insomnia, stress relief,  and to boost energy. Improve sleep and learn to power nap.

Positive Penguins

Designed to support/enhance positive thinking pattern in children

Virtual Speech centre

Lots of apps that support language issues and language development. Used by Speech therapist!

Feeling Mindful (5+yrs), Helps children understand their feelings, teaches about the brain and supports feelings of being present and relaxed and accepting in a fun interactive way. 

Free online anxiety program for 8-17 year olds. www.brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/


Depression

beyondblue

beyondblue is a national response to reduce the prevalence of depression in Australia.

 

Black Dog Institute

Expert information on depression and Bipolar Disorder for the general public as well as professionals, including information on getting help for mood disorders, suggestions on ways of staying well, and detailed information about the Institute's research activities.

 

BlueBoard

An online support group for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. It aims to reduce stigma, and to provide support, hope and opportunities for sharing successful coping strategies. The group is run as a moderated bulletin board with strict protocols to enhance safety and privacy.

 

e-couch

e-hub’s newest self help interactive program includes modules for social anxiety and generalised anxiety as well as depression. It provides self-help interventions drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and 

headspace

headspace provides young people 12-25, and their families, with information, support and advice on general health; mental health and wellbeing; alcohol and other drugs; education, employment and other services. headspace centres around Australia provide young people with access to youth-friendly health professionals and the headspace website has a section devoted to supporting parents and carers.

 

MoodGYM

A popular interactive program which incorporates cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression. It was first launched in 2001 and is now in its third revision. MoodGYM has been extensively researched and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in randomised controlled trials.

 

Partners In Depression

Partners in Depression is an innovative information and support group program. The group program is for people who love, live with or support someone experiencing depression. It has been developed using the current evidence in this field.

 


Drugs and Substance Abuse

Australian Drug Information Network

The ADIN provides a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and internationally.

 

 

Disclaimer:  Information contained in this website or linked sites is intended to be educational in nature.  It is not intended to be a substitute for psychological, medical, legal or other professional advice.  It is best to consult directly with individual professionals.

 

headspace

headspace provides young people 12-25, and their families, with information, support and advice on general health; mental health and wellbeing; alcohol and other drugs; education, employment and other services. headspace centres around Australia provide young people with access to youth-friendly health professionals and the headspace website has a section devoted to supporting parents and carers.

 

www.drugrehab.com/treatment/help-for-teens/ Help for teens with drug or Alcohol problems.

www.drugrehab.com/treatment/resources-for-moms

Resources for parents. Information to education parents on how to react if they discover their child has a drug or alcohol problem. 


Grief and Trauma

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network (ACATLGN)
For everyone involved in the care of children/youth and interested in the potential impact of trauma, loss and grief experiences.

 

Local Complimentary Services


Not every psychiatrist or psychologist is right for every client.  Some therapists have particular expertise and can be suited for various types of challenges.  Below is a list of local services you may find useful and it may be helpful to discuss your needs with your GP too.

 

 

Thoughtfulhealth

Psychiatrist:  Dr John McAulay and Dr Laura Hamilton   from thoughtfulhealth.com.au 

730 Logan Rd Greenslopes

Ph 3463 0722

admin@thoughtfulhealth.com.au