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:
- Treats adults suffering from complex anxiety, affective and eating disorders.
- Conducts clinically applied research.
- 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:
- Romantic Relationships Working With Adolescents – Keeping romantic relationships in mind. (PDF)
- Romantic Relationships, Why Are They Important. Adolescent Romantic Relationships – Why are they important? And should they be encouraged or avoided? (PDF)
- Motivational Interviewing for Problematic Substance Use The Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing for Young People Engaging in Problematic Substance Use. (PDF)
- Diagnosing BPD Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in Adolescence. (PDF)
- Treating BPD Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in Adolescence. (PDF)
- SSRI Antidepressants Using SSRI Antidepressants to Treat Depression in Young People: What are the Issues and What is the Evidence? (PDF)
- Motivational Interviewing The Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing for Young People with Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. (PDF)
- Clinical-Guidelines-for-Early-Psychosis The Australian Clinical Guidelines for Early Psychosis 2nd Edition- Evidence Map Quick Reference. (PDF)
- Central-Coast-Youth-Interagency-Directory Central Coast Youth Directory
- Good to Know information about Internet safety from Google
- Drug And Alcohol Services (PDF) Central CoastResource Categories
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’s the evidence? Early Intervention in Youth Mental Health.
Children and Young Peoples Handbook for Families and Carers – A guide to services and important information for families and carers.
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
Clinical APPs for young people
Drugs And Alcohol
Treatment Approaches for Users of Methamphetamines (Front Line workers)
Prevention Research New and Emerging Drugs_Apr13 (Not for Human Consumption) (PDF)
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
- Resources for professionals who work with youth:
Mental Health First Aid (PDF)
- Writing Themselves In (PDF)First national study of same-sex attracted and gender questioning young people
Writing Themselves In Again (PDF) Second nationa2015l study of same-sex attracted and gender questioning young people
- Closer Look Private Lives 2 Addressing the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Australians produced by Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health, and Society (PDF)
- Transgender Information for Professionals (PDF)
- Inclusive language sheet (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 page (link)
Using E-mental Health Services (offered by ReachOut.com Professionals) ReachOut.com 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 (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.
Bullying is too common in and outside of school environments. Learn how to deal with bullying and help young people stand up with confidence.
- Suicide Aware (link)
- Orygen The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. (link)
- Orygen-Suicide-Prevention-Policy-Report (PDF)
The Brain Scam (OCD)
The Brain Scam is a story about learning to cope with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).The project ReachOut.com 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)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT (Sydney)
Understanding adolescents and their health needs.
Here is a link to a factsheet for siblings of young people with mental health problems
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.