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The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, and is committed to advancing psychology as a discipline and profession. It aims to emphasise that psychologists make a difference to peoples' lives, through improving scientific knowledge and community wellbeing.
Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
1800 551 800
Parent Line is a Free professional telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children ages 0 to 18 who live in New South Wales.
1300 1300 52
A 24-hour mental health line telephone access service.
If in a life-threatening situation please call 000 to receive immediate help.
1800 011 511
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
13 11 14
Beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety, depression and other related disorders in Australia.
1300 22 4636
The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image –a person with the illness, their family and their friends. It operates a National ED HOPE Service that includes support over the phone, via email and online.
1800 33 4673
Bullying. No Way! website provides information and ideas for students, parents and teachers. If you want to talk to someone in person or online click here to get contact details for helplines. This website is designed for Australian schools and is managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group which has representatives from all states and territories, including the Catholic and independent schooling sectors.
Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation that works to make mindfulness meditation accessible to all aiming to build happier, healthier and more compassionate people. Smiling Mind offers modern meditation programs which are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life. Download the app for free on the AppStore OR Get it on GooglePlay
Mentor You is an online based program to guide teenagers. It covers real life skills, performance coaching, nutrition, gut health, yoga, pilates, fitness training, mindfulness including hypnotherapy, social media anxiety, bullying and cyber bullying and career counselling. It is a one stop shop for teenagers while also providing guidance and relief for parents.
The NSW Association of Gifted and Talented Children is an open association within NSW for people who share a common interest in gifted and talented children and is a member-funded not-for-profit organisation, which welcomes the interest and involevemnt of others.
The Stepping Stones Triple P Project is a five-year project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council to examine the effectiveness of Stepping Stones in reducing behavioural and emotional problems in children with a disability across a population. It brings together researchers from The University of Queensland, the University of Sydney and Monash University.
Stepping Stones Triple P gives families tips and strategies to manage the big and small problems of family life. It helps encourage desirable behaviour, cope with stress and teach your child new skills.
ADDitude is an online ADHD magazine, community & web site dedicated to strategies and support for ADD and LD adults and families. It provides information about ADHD symptom tests, ADD medication & treatment information, behaviour & discipline advice, school & learning essentials, organization help and more.
Understood is an informational website that provides support for parents of children with learning and attention issues to unlock their children's potential by providing state-of-the-art technology, personalised resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more.
Positive Partnerships aims to improve the educational outcomes for school age students with an autism spectrum (ASD) through providing up to date evidence based materials and practical resources published online and delivering high quality training for teachers and other school staff, and workshops for parents and carers.
Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.
Apps for Children with Special Needs is a useful website which has compiled a list of 1000 of the very best apps to help children and adults with special needs as well as teachers and therapists. The list was compiled through collaboration by professionals from all over the world including (but not limited to): Speech Language Pathologists – (SLP), Occupational Therapists – (OT), Sign Language Interpreter – (SLI), Special Education Teachers – (SPED), Behavioral Specialists – (ABA, BCBA), etc.
One reccomended is: Model Me Going Places™ which ia a great visual teaching tool for helping your child learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slideshow of children modeling appropriate behavior. LOCATIONS: • Hairdresser • Mall • Doctor • Playground • Grocery Store • Restaurant
Please note that the apps should only be used as support rather than as a substitute for quality therapies provided by therapists working with children with special needs.
Our goal is to ensure your advocacy needs are met through the process of continuous engagement and genuine understanding of your needs