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Youth mental health resources

Youth and Adolescent Services

Frances Hewett Community Centre provides a range of services with an aim to supporting members of the community including counselling, health clinics and maternal child health nurse.
https://www.wdhs.net/primary-health/frances-hewett-community-centre
2 Roberts Street Hamilton
5551 8450

Hamilton Mental Health Service is public mental health service available for young people and adults.
Walk in during business hours at 12 Foster Street Hamilton or call on 55518418.

Headspace act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.
https://headspace.org.au/
1300 276 749

Brophy provides community based services that promote a just society and improve the life circumstances for people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, especially those who are experiencing homelessness, family violence, marginalisation or disconnectedness.
https://brophy.org.au/
03 55618 888

Centacare provide services that support individuals, families and communities empowering people to bring about positive change
https://www.centacareballarat.org.au/contactlocation/warrnambool/
03 5559 3000

Anglicare works with children, young people and families, helping prevent harm and empowering people to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.
https://www.anglicarevic.org.au/
1800 809 722

Winda-Mara’s Family Services Unit provides family support and advocacy to Aboriginal children and their families across our region.
https://www.windamara.com.au/
107 Thompson Street, Hamilton
03 55270 090

Bethany Community Support Inc. is a community services organisation which connect users to high-quality support services from a broad range of programs which includes children and family services, family violence services and disability services.
https://www.bethany.org.au/services/services-in-south-west-victoria/
Ground Floor Bayside Plaza, 24 – 36 Fairy St, Warrnambool, VIC 3280
1300 510 439 (free call)

Wellways work with individuals of all ages experiencing disabilities or challenges to their social and emotional wellbeing.
https://www.wellways.org/
Room 14, Mary Knoll Centre, 7-15 Clarendon Street, Hamilton VIC 3300
(03) 4333 0251

FReeZA is an innovative youth development program providing young people between the ages of 12 and 25 with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music and cultural events.
youth.services@wdhs.net, via Facebook Western District Health Service YOUTH, or
03 5551 8349

Kids Helpline is a free,confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.
https://kidshelpline.com.au
1800 55 1800

Reach Out is an online mental health service which offers self-help information, peer-support programs and referral tools which help young people to be well and stay well.
https://au.reachout.com/

Camhs Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is a specialist clinical assessment and treatment service for infants, children and youth up to 18 years of age.
https://swarh2.com.au/swh/content/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services.aspx
SWH Mental Health Services Koroit Street Warrnambool
5561 9100

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
1300 22 4636

Oz Child is a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families in our community.
https://www.ozchild.org.au/
Frances Hewett Community Centre, 2 Roberts Street, Hamilton
1300 361 680

Resources for Parents

E-learning Courses

PPP/ Free Parenting Courses The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program’s simple, practical strategies have been proven to work around the world, helping parents raise happy, confident children, from toddlers to teens.
https://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/vic-uken/triple-p/

Raising Children Australia provide free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together.
https://raisingchildren.net.au/

Engaging with Parents – An Introduction: https://learning.emergingminds.com.au/login?redirect=%2Fcourse%2Fengaging-with-parents-an-introduction

eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12-25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

Engaging with Children: https://learning.emergingminds.com.au/login?redirect=%2Fcourse%2Fengaging-with-children

Child-Aware Practice: https://learning.emergingminds.com.au/login?redirect=%2Fcourse%2Fchild-aware-practice

Podcasts

Six key practice positions for engaging families: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/podcast/six-key-practice-positions-for-engaging-families/

Mentalisation and parent-child therapy: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/podcast/mentalising-based-therapy/

Apps

Child360: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/child360-app/
Smilingmind: https://www.smilingmind.com.au/
Mindset: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/mindset-health-hypnotherapy/id1334431656

Further Reading

Why is it difficult for parents to talk to practitioners about their children’s mental health?: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/why-is-it-difficult-for-parents-to-talk-to-practitioners-about-their-childrens-mental-health/

Practical strategies for engaging children in a practice setting: https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/practical-strategies-for-engaging-children-in-a-practice-setting/

Practise Gratitude

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

Together with you family, complete this gratitude journal every day for 7 days and see if it has a positive impact on your mental wellbeing.

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