Mental health Links & Resources
Below are links for useful and helpful websites.
Children: Dealing with Grief
Kids Matter - Website full of helpful tipsheets
BeyondBlue – for help with depression, anxiety, mental health issues, and supporting those with a mental illness.
Black Dog Institute- The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.
KidsHelpline – safe, confidential 24 hour support for children and adolescents.
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.
PANDA – provides support and advice for women and their families who are suffering postnatal depression or having trouble coping with pregnancy.
– safe, confidential 24 hour support and advice for parents.
SANE – research, charity and support work in the field of mental illness.
-Been There. Done That. Try This! edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko. A great book that offers words of wisdom on coping with daily stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Written by individuals with AS.
This resource will help those involved with school aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to develop a shared understanding of individual strengths and needs.
For every child with autism, the characteristics of autism will affect every part of their life but in a unique way. Even when children with autism share characteristics, the impact of these will be different and will depend on the age, developmental stage and individual strengths.
To be effective, strategies need to reflect the individual’s strengths and needs. For this reason no two students will share the same matrix.
What does it do?
The planning matrix enables parents, teachers and others working with a school age student with autism to create a snapshot of the individual by:
- identifying the characteristics of autism and how these impact on the life of the student.
- outlining key strategies that work for that student.
The Arc Autism Now
SEE-N-READ is an effective tool to assist readers to reduce line skipping, pattern glare, word skipping and picture distraction. www.plethus.com.au