Support Resources

Reading Resources

There are many reading resources available for families navigating the challenges of adolescence. Below is a list of recommendations from our Counselling team.

These may be sourced from your local bookshop, or purchased from most online retailers (such as Booktopia, ABEbooks, Dymocks, The Nile Books, Amazon Australia and Ebay).

Parenting Support
Princess Bitchface Syndrome | Carr-Gregg and Shale
Raising Boys | Biddulph, Steve
Raising Girls | Biddulph, Steve
Raising Bully Proof Children | Coughlin, Paul
Surviving Adolescents | Carr-Gregg, Michael
Teenage Mental Health
Hey Warrior: A book for kids on Anxiety | Young, Karen
My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic | Tompkins, Michael Martinez, Katherine
Navigating Teenage Depression | Parker, Gordan & Eyers, Kerrie
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin- A Cognitive Behavioural workbook for Anxiety | Collins-Donnelly, Kate
What to do when good enough isn’t good enough - The real deal on perfectionism | Greenspon, Thomas
Modern Parenting
Bright not Broken - Twice Exceptional Kids Who They are, Why They're Stuck, and How to Help Them | Kennedy, Diane Banks, Rebecca, Grandin, Temple
Parenting teenage girls in the age of a new normal | Mitchelle, Michelle
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood | Foster Cline and Jim Fay
What teenage girls don’t tell their parents | Mitchell, Michelle

Digital Resources

Parents can access an abundance of digital resources to support the health and wellbeing of their families. Many of these resources are free, or provide support that is highly accessible and affordable.

Smartphone Apps
The number one app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation.
Meditation app containing techniques to help you focus, sleep better and relax using the ACT technique of mindfulness
iMood Journal
Helps keep track of your moods with daily prompts, history and helpful tracking of your daily moods with guides.
Helps young people manage and decrease anxiety levels with a range of activities and guided reflections, including breathing and relaxation exercises.
Smiling Mind
Smiling Mind is a FREE mindfulness meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.

 | A UK website full of excellent information on mindfulness meditation

 | May be of particular interest to parents and older children.

 |BITE BACK is an online interactive space where you can learn how to amplify the good stuff in life! 

| Empowering all Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online.

| A website resource for managing self-harm, building resilliance and much more. 

 | A great website for adolescents and young people.

 | A national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, ‚ÄúAre you OK?‚ÄĚ

| SANE Australia is a national mental health charity making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy.

|  Comprehensive Mental health Media library for parents and students dedicated to supporting the mental health and well being of our school community.

| A not-for-profit facility for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a range of mental health issues.

| Web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.