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Catholic College

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A Catholic Learning Community

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Catholic College

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A Catholic Learning Community

Clancy Catholic College | Counselling Services
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Counselling Services

A full time College counsellor is available to support and advise students in dealing with the various dimensions of adolescence, school and family life, and where necessary to refer students and their families to other support agencies.

Telephone Crisis, Counselling and Support Lines

Kids Helpline1800 55 1800
Beyond Blue1300 22 4636 – Web chat 4pm to 10pm
Lifeline131114
Headspace1800 650 890
Parentline1300 130 052

Web Links

Anxiety

anxietyonlinewww.ecouch.anu.edu.au
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 physical activity.

Depression

beyondblue: www.beyondblue.org.au/
beyondblue is a national response to reduce the prevalence of depression in Australia.

Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
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: www.blueboard.anu.edu.au
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: www.ecouch.anu.edu.au
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 physical activity.

MoodGYM: www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
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 Depressionwww.partnersindepression.com.au
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.

headspace: www.headspace.org.au
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.

Living Is For Everyone (LIFE): www.livingisforeveryone.com.au
The Commonwealth government’s Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) website is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, the LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.

Reach Out: www.reachout.com.au
A national online youth suicide prevention program.

General Resources

Australian Pain Society www.apsoc.org.au
The Australian Pain Society is a multi disciplinary organisation with representatives among its members from many medical specialties, as well as dentistry, psychology, nursing, general practitioners other health professionals and the basic sciences.
Beacon: www.beacon.anu.edu.au
Provides consumers and professionals with information about e-health online applications for mental health and physical health disorders. Websites throughout the world are reviewed and ranked by a panel of health experts. Consumers can also submit rankings and comments.

Carers Australia: www.carersaustralia.com.au
The national peak carer organisation that works to promote the recognition of the important role of carers and to empower carers so that they will be better informed and resourced.

Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia: www.chf.org.au
The leading national organisation providing a voice for all health consumers.

Mental Health associations / organisations throughout Australia www.mentalhealth.asn.au

Multicultural Mental Health Australia: www.mmha.org.au
The MMHA links a wide range of state and territory mental health specialists and services, advocacy groups and tertiary institutions to promote the mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s diverse communities.

SANE Australiawww.sane.org
A national charity helping people affected by mental illness.

Trauma and Grief

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