This list of websites and blogs has been designed to provide you with helpful links to experts, strategies, support and other important resources.
Youth Beyond Blue
For information on depression, anxiety or suicide prevention, visit www.youthbeyondblue.com or speak with a mental health professional at the beyondblue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or via web chat and email at https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/help-someone-you-know/what-to-do-in-an-emergency/get-immediate-support.
Plenty Valley Clubhouse
Plenty Valley Clubhouse is a not-for-profit support network for Melbourne families with children with Autism and other developmental delays such as ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and more. They have created a nurturing and supportive environment for families and their children to enjoy the support from others, all whilst planning activities for their children to participate in to help with their development.
The Gateway Therapies team is a caring group of allied health professionals, offering Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Music Therapy and other allied health services to Brisbane families. They help manage physical disabilities, injuries, developmental delays and neuro-developmental disorders like ASD.
The Treehouse Geelong
The Treehouse Geelong is a not-for-profit support service run by volunteers, who offer support groups, social groups, family fun days, and much more, for children and their families living with Autism. These volunteers parents of children with Autism – parents who understand what other parents are experiencing. They provide opportunities for people to talk to someone who can offer service and guidance from a parent’s perspective.
Autism Advisory and Support Services
Autism Advisory and Support Service is a not-for-profit organisation established by a group of parents in South Western Sydney. It is a support, network and advisory service focussed on empowering children with Autism, and their families, through knowledge and support. ASSS is also focussed on positively impacting and influencing children’s social and emotional development.
The Starlight Foundation’s mission is to ‘brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families’. Their unique programs help ‘disrupt the relentless cycle of pain and trauma and offer a welcome break so that sick kids can simply be kids’. The Starlight Foundation believe that ‘fun fights fear and wins every time’.
Scope Clinical Services
Scope Clinical Services provide access to multiple health professionals in one location – psychology, exercise physiology, speech pathology and dietetics. “Working together, we offer you a connected approach to health”.
The Anxiety Wellness Queen
Amanda is an Anxiety Coach, with a background in Psychology, Criminology and Counselling. Her practice is based around wellness when working with you to manage your stress and anxiety. It is an overall ‘makeover’ including food, mindfulness practices, education, tools, tips and learning how to manage and understand your thoughts. Amanda’s support services and resources can be accessed Australia wide.
The Kids’ Mind Body Spirit Directory
Connecting parents and businesses to support and encourage children’s wellbeing and development
through concepts and activities such as mindfulness, yoga, spirituality and nature play. Discover classes, workshops and events in Australia.
Building Blocks Therapy
We aim to equip families, inspire kids, support teachers and work collaboratively with other Health Care Professionals so that kids can overcome their own challenges and obstacles to live a fulfilled life where they have a powerful and positive impact in their world.
Building Blocks Therapy is a private Occupational Therapy practice that sells an amazing range of resources to help children and their families as well as providing ongoing intervention and support.