Worker Resources

Mind-Myths-and-Me-Central-Coast Here you can find a range of useful articles links and downloads that are a great resource for anyone working with our youth or in a youth related field.

Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is a specialist state-wide program that is administered through North Metropolitan Health Services in Western Australia. They conduct clinically applied psychosocial research and provide training and supervision for various psychological interventions. They also offer a clinical service for adults suffering from anxiety, mood, and eating disorders.

CCI is a specialist public mental health service that:

  1. Treats adults suffering from complex anxiety, affective and eating disorders.
  2. Conducts clinically applied research.
  3. Provides training and supervision for mental health practitioners in psychotherapy.

CCI has also developed a number of resources for consumers, mental health practitioners, and doctors, many of which are freely available through this website. This website was created as part of a quality improvement project funded through the Office of Mental Health. Link

Evidence summaries are available on the following topics:


The Brave Program  The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety.


A Guide To What Works For Depression

A comprehensive review of all known treatments for depression, including medical, psychological, complementary and lifestyle interventions.

What Works For Depression Booklet (PDF)


What’s the evidence?  Early Intervention in Youth Mental Health.

Bipolar Early Intervention (PDF)


Children and Young Peoples Handbook for Families and Carers – A guide to services and important information for families and carers.

CYPMH Handbook for Families and Carers (PDF)

Central Coast Mental Health Service

The Central Coast Mental Health Line is available 24 hours a day, every day. If you or someone you know needs help with a mental health problem, call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511

Central Coast Mental Health Factsheet (PDF)

Clinical APPs for young people

Psychologist Interview – Dr Michael Carr-Gregg on Great Tools to Use with Young People (PDF)

Apps page

Drugs And Alcohol

Treatment Approaches for Users of Methamphetamines  (Front Line workers)

Prevention Research New and Emerging Drugs_Apr13 (Not for Human Consumption) (PDF)

Eating Disorders

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) brings research, expertise, and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. It’s a one-stop portal to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone

Mental Health

Resources for professionals who work with youth:

Mental Health First Aid (PDF)


Mind Myths and Me (Young Carers Resource)

Fact packs for young people who live with someone with a mental illness. Written by young carers for young carers, this fact pack offers different resources for young carers that may need extra support and information to help you understand your situation.

Mind Myths and Me (PDF)

Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps page (link)

Professional Development

Using E-mental Health Services (offered by Professionals) Professionals provides practical guidance on using these services in face-to-face work with young people. This course offers CPD points and a certificate when completed.

Project Air

Project Air (link)

Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders is a partnership between the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong and the NSW Ministry of Health and Local NSW Health Districts. It seeks to engage the community, families, carers, consumers and health and drug and alcohol services and agencies, to support better treatments for personality disorders.


This program of research seeks to address the significant, unmet mental health needs of young people with developmental disabilities and their families. Young people with developmental disabilities demonstrate mental health problems at a rate that is approximately three to four times higher than comparable groups of typically developing children, including both serious psychopathology and challenging behaviours.

Stepping Stones Triple P Project Overview_20150818

Social Issues

Bullying is too common in and outside of school environments. Learn how to deal with bullying and help young people stand up with confidence.

Bullying – Learn How to Deal with Bullying (PDF)
Dealing with Bullying and Harassment – Defining Moments (PDF)
Dealing with Bullying and Harassment – Facing Facts (PDF)


Stress is a natural human response to pressure when faced with challenging and sometimes dangerous situations
What is Stress?
Overcoming Stress (workbook produced by Lifeline)

Suicide Awareness

The Brain Scam (OCD)

The Brain Scam is a story about learning to cope with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).The project Professionals grew from a young person writing about their experience with OCD. Written by a young person with OCD in collaboration with Orygen Youth Health Staff.

Brain Scam (PDF)

Treatment Options

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT (Sydney)

Understanding Adolescent

Understanding adolescents and their health needs.

Young Carers

Here is a link to a factsheet for siblings of young people with mental health problems

Siblings and Mental Illness (PDF)

Young Person’s Safety Plan

If a young person you are working with is not feeling safe, the following prompt questions aim to help them understand how best to keep themselves safe and control some of the thoughts and feelings they might be having.

Young Persons Safety Plan (PDF)