Counselling Chronicle (1)


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30.05.17

Counselling Chronicle (1)

The Chevalier College Counsellors, Kelly Smith and Felicity Webster, will be publishing articles related to health and mental well-being on a regular basis during school terms. For the first issue of the ‘Counselling Chronicle’ Felicity has selected a number of links to resources that may be of interest to parents and families.


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Issue One…

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE DIGITAL AGE

The increasing availability of high-speed internet and smart devices in recent years has allowed for the increased availability and quality of information on mental health in young people. Similarly, a number of online and application-based resources have been developed to assist individuals in managing their mental health and related difficulties, or to encourage resilience and mental well-being.

General information on mental health

Reach Out: http://au.reachout.com
BluePages: http://www.bluepages.anu.edu.au (Depression specific)

Online Counselling Services

eheadspace: http://www.eheadspace.org.au
Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) http://kidshelpline.com.au
Lifeline (13 11 14) http://www.lifeline.org.au
beyondblue (1300 22 4636) http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Sleep

ReachOut Sleep app: http://au.reachout.com/recharge-sleep-app
TED Talk on Sleep: https://www.ted.com/talks/russell_foster_why_do_we_sleep

Rating and Evaluation Site for Available Mental Health Apps

Beacon: http://www.beacon.anu.edu.au

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Apps for People Experiencing Anxiety and/or Depression

Depression: https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome
Anxiety: https://brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/teen-program (teenager specific)
Worry/Stress: http://au.reachout.com/reachout-worrytime-app
ecouch: http://www.ecouch.anu.edu.au

Relaxation, Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

ReachOut Breathe: http://au.reachout.com/reachout-breathe-app
Breathe2Relax (app store): https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/breathe2relax/id425720246?mt=8
Breathe (app store): https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/breathe-4-7-8-method-keep-calm-get-to-sleep-in-1-minute/id1008766169?mt=8
Mindfulness: https://smilingmind.com.au/

Information for Parents on Drugs and How to Talk to Teenagers About Drug Use

Alcohol and Drug Foundation: http://adf.org.au/drug-facts/
The Other Talk: http://theothertalk.org.au

Assistance for Adolescents Wanting Help with Talking to Friends Who are Unwell

Beyondblue app: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/about-our-work/youthbeyondblue/the-check-in-app

Safety Planning for Suicide

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning/?&gclid=CN2thv2W39MCFZkHKgodw6kNsQ

If you require further information or have concerns for you or a family members’ mental health, please seek help from your GP.

Felicity Webster
Chevalier College Counsellor
Counselling Chronicle – Issue One
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