COUNSELLING / THERAPY WEBSITE LINKS
A website with many supports, including counselling to assist people across a range of issues.
STAND BY SUPPORT
Often when someone we are supporting has taken their life we are lost. This website particularly has some great resources for children and teens. Simple booklets that are free and printable that can be used to help a young person through the blinding grief.
DBT SELF HELP
This is a website developed by people who use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy as part of their own growth and recovery. It has some amazing, but simple, resources that you can use as a person seeking help or as a professional searching for resources for your clients.
Understanding how our mind and emotional wellbeing is deeply impacted when we aRe not ‘mindful’ of how we live day to day. A great page to read.
We raise awareness for the understanding of mindfulness and help people to become more resilient, aware, positive and happier. We aim to achieve this through evidence based and practical resources, and training that is structured and tailored. This site is developed for beginners and those with standing practices. We believe this is ever more important today, when we are experiencing more pressure, complex interactions and a “McMindfulness boom” that has spawned too many commercialised and “feel good”, but ineffective versions of mindfulness and meditation practices.
VERY WELL MIND
This website talks about the effects of childhood trauma and the implications in adulthood if not worked through.
Dr Russ Harris is a strong believe in Acceptance and Commitment therapy. The belief that you sometimes need to understand that somethings cant be changed and it requires a deep acceptance. He also recognises the need to commit to change the things that are in our control. His website has a range of resources, workshops and free stuff that is helpful to clients and clinicians alike. Two of his great books ‘The Reality Slap’ and ‘The Happiness Trap’ are worth a look.
A Youtube link of Dr Russ Harris the author of Act Mindfully. These video clips are short and sharp but help us to challenge the way we think about ourselves and the world.
NDIS has three participant booklets that you can use to support your NDIS journey. The booklets are practical and will help you to learn more about the NDIS, prepare for a planning meeting and to implement your plan.
BOOKLET 1 – Understanding the NDIS
BOOKLET 1 – Understanding the NDIS Easy Read
BOOKLET 2 – Planning
BOOKLET 2 – Planning Easy Read
BOOKLET 3 – Using your NDIS Plan
BOOKLET 3 – Using your NDIS Plan Easy Read
Other NDIS resources to assist you with your journey
Versions of the booklets in languages other than English are available HERE
To request a Braille copy of these booklets, please contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110.
Autism Qld has a range of services that can be useful to support you and your son through schooling as well as general resources that might help him broaden his interest groups.
Here is just a general link for what they do: https://autismqld.com.au/page/for-parents-and-carers
They visit schools to make sure that the school is taking into account the needs of the student. I encourage you to call them and talk to them. Here is the link for that https://autismqld.com.au/page/school-advisory-visits
This is the Raising Children Network website and it has some good information on Autism and Anxiety. I think this is some of the behaviour you see when he has his meltdowns. https://raisingchildren.net.au/autism/health-daily-care/mental-health/anxiety-asd
This website has some other resources that may assist you. Its called Positive Partnerships and has workshops and online resources. This is the general link. https://www.positivepartnerships.com.au/
Here is a link for some specific tools that may help as you manage the online learning processes. https://www.positivepartnerships.com.au/resources/practical-tools-information-sheets
This is an American website but actually has some very good day to day practical tips that may be helpful to you. It talks about coping with the meltdowns, strategies to help day to day. The link is: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/autism-learning-disabilities/helping-your-child-with-autism-thrive.htm
The Australian Centre for Genomic Analysis. A business that looks at focusses on geometrics for child with autism, people with gut problems and chronic illness. They deliver a range of practical workshops and work Across Australia and internationally. The TACGA clinic page is at https://tacga.com.au/
Also see this facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DrHeatherWay/