Helpful Links

Imagine having Autism

“Richard Eisenmajer (Clinical Psychologist and Specialist in ASD) delivered a very informative  talk to staff from our network schools on the 14th of September. These slides and the accompanying article are additional resourses for attendees and interested parents.”

Click here for Richard’s Article

also

Click here for PowerPoint Presentation

 

Find below some amazing resources, created by our local communities and beyond.

Follow the links to explore all the support that they have to offer.

 

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Reach is a for-purpose organisation for young people.

Each year, 30,000 young people aged 10-18 experience Reach through our workshops that are 100% youth-led – designed and delivered by our young crew.

Young people say they can relate to the crew because they speak honestly and openly about their own journey and challenges.

This means our workshops are always relevant and meaningful for young people.

 

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headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through this website,headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace, and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.

 

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The Butterfly Foundation’s vision and mission is to live in a world that celebrates health, well-being and diversity.

Butterfly is dedicated to bringing about change to the culture, policy and practice in the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image.

Butterfly provides support for Australians who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues and their carers.

Butterfly’s Aims & Objectives

In using a collaborative approach to identify, build and facilitate strategic partnerships to:

  • Promote positive body image and associated healthy behaviours;
  • Encourage hope and help-seeking through education and awareness;
  • Advocate excellence and consistency in the culture of care and support for people with eating disorders, and encourage a better understanding of the complexities of eating disorders and the need for a compassionate, flexible and holistic response;
  • Educate and connect the community, health providers, government and other support agencies to assist in excellence and consistency in the culture of care;
  • Facilitate the development of effective models of prevention and care for people at risk of or with eating disorders;
  • Operate a financially sustainable national foundation for future generations;
  • Increase access for all sufferers and carers in Australia to effective treatment and support; and
  • Ensure that everyone in the Butterfly team feels recognised for their skills and experience, is fully engaged and supported in making their contributions and that the organisation is providing opportunities for professional growth and development.

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We all have good days and bad days. Then there are those days when something isn’t quite right, you’ve got something on your mind, or things just seem too much. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help. So no matter who you are, or how you’re feeling, you can talk it through with us – we’ll point you in the right direction so you can seek further support.

Last year over 150,000 people in Australia contacted us about their concerns – both big and small – and you can too.

All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential. Although we may ask for your first name and some general details, you can let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous.

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ESMART COMMISSION

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia’s leader in online safety.

The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.

We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience
serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.

Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.