All it takes is 10 mindful minutes. When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)
Student Mental Health Resources
BRAVE Online – Anxiety Treatment Program for Children, Adolescents & Parents (ages 8-12 & 13-17yrs)
E-Couch – Online self-help program for Depression & anxiety
Mood Gym – Online self-help program for Depression & anxiety
This Way Up – TEEN STRONG Program for Depression & Anxiety (Ages 12-17yrs)
Human rights education — Activities to help students understand everyone’s responsibilities.
Healthier happier Qld — Activities to support healthy eating and moving.
Reach out — Activities to help cope with stress and coping in difficult situations.
SAM – Self-Help for Anxiety Management
School TV — A video for teachers/parents to talk to children about COVID—Presented by Dr Michael Carr-Greg.
ReachOut Breathe, was created to help reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and heart rate. ReachOut Breathe helps you to control your breath and measures your heart rate in real-time using the camera in your phone.
Free – iOS
ReachOut Worry Time helps you set aside a short window of time for your worrying. When a worrying thought pops up, record it on the app, then go back to your day knowing you can return to it later. This is also a helpful way to track what you’re worrying about, so you can notice patterns and try to address recurring themes. And chances are, by the time your worry session does come around, it won’t seem so worrying after all.
Free – iOS
Mindfulness meditation can be a valuable tool for improving your mental wellbeing. Research has shown regular mindfulness practice can help you feel calmer and more positive, as well as giving you more energy, clarity and focus. Smiling Mind guides you through simple meditation exercises to get you started on your mindfulness journey. The app uses engaging illustrations and short meditation sessions to train you to become more aware of your breath and your senses, so you can bring mindfulness into your everyday routine.
Free – iOS, Android
FOCUS On the Go! supports the FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress™) family resilience training model. Play along with Buddy Bear and Feeling Fox as they learn to talk about their feelings and learn new skills that help keep their friendship and families strong. Play alongside Buddy and Feeling Fox to practice understanding and sharing your feelings and to collect tools for calming down in challenging situations. It includes a suite of games and resources for everyone.
Free – iOS, Android
Students and Parents
All students can still access the College Counsellors and their Pastoral Leader / Head of House by emailing them.
Further community information about child protection and support services is also available from the following:
Beyond Blue – Youth: https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/
Child Safety Services: https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/child-safety-services
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness: http://www.copmi.net.au/
Domestic and family violence support services: http://www.dvconnect.org/
e-Headspace Phone Counselling and Webchat Ages 12-25: https://headspace.org.au/
Family and Child Connect on 13 32 64 or: http://www.familychildconnect.org.au/index.asp
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or: https://kidshelpline.com.au
Suicide Call Back Service: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
ParentLine on 1300 30 1300 or: https://www.parentline.com.au
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, or in a life-threatening situation, please call triple zero (000).