Butterfly Foundation is the national charity for all Australians impacted by eating disorders and body image issues, and for the families, friends and communities who support them.
Call 1800 33 4673 or visit butterfly.org.au
A website with links to ReachOut Breathe app; ReachOut worry time app; Black Dog Institute snapshot (18+) & Self-help for Anxiety Management app and other apps (healthy relationships, breakup etc)
To access this resource visit Youthfocus
A free and confidential telephone and online service for young people aged 12-25. Qualified youth mental health professionals provide support to young people worried about their mental health or experiencing issues such as depression, bullying and isolation. Support is also available to concerned parents or carers. 9am – 1pm 7 days / week.
To access this resource call 1800 650 890 or visit headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
South Asian Therapists
The largest South Asian mental health therapist community in the world. Ther directory has hundreds of South Asian therapists, including Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage. Here you can find culturally competent South Asian mental health professionals.
To access this resource visit southasiantherapists.org
The Maze Phase Podcast
The Maze Phase is a podcast for primary health professionals working with teens, navigating life and the healthcare system. In each episode, GP and academic, Dr Bianca Forrester, has a chat with experts in the field of adolescent health and social care. Bringing tips from clinical practice, research and discussing best practice approaches to common and complex problems presenting to primary care.
Episode 1: Youth Friendly Heath Care: How can the GP Help?
Interview with Dr Bianca Forrester & Prof Lena Sanci about barriers facing teens in accessing services, and how we can help
Episode 2: Anxiety in Teens
In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester speaks with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Professor Sandra Radovini about best practice approaches to understanding anxiety in school aged teens.
Episode 3: Depression in Teens
GP, Dr Bianca Forrester, continues the conversation with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini about mental health problems in teens.
Episode 4: The age of Adolescence
Professor Susan Sawyer, Paediatrician and expert in Adolescent Health, describes contemporary understandings about the beginnings and endpoints of “Adolescence”.
Episode 5: Disruptive behaviour in teens
In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini have a conversation about disruptive behaviour in school aged teens.
Episode 6: Understanding self-harm and suicidal behaviours
In this episode, GP Bianca Forrester and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist A/Prof Sandra Radovini tackle the tricky topic of self-harming and suicidal behaviours.
Episode 7: Eating Disorders in Teens
In this episode, Bianca speaks with paediatrician Dr Michele Yeo and GP expert Dr Jenny Conway about recognising, assessing, and managing eating disorders in primary care.
Episode 8: Period Pain in Teens
In this episode, Bianca speaks with gynaecologist Prof Sonia Grover about recognising, assessing, and managing menstrual pain in primary care.
Headspace Free Accredited online training
For GPs working with young people. The first hour of Module 1 includes ‘Mental health: engaging the young person’.