Mental Health

Mental Health


Information
Empowering young people who have a parent with a mental illness / dual diagnosis and their families (AUS)
The Coloured Kit is a resource that provides support and information for young people who have a parent with a mental illness / dual diagnosis and their families.  The Kit was designed to support and empower young people and their families.  It was produced as a collaboration between a group of experienced young people, the Youth Coalition and the Children of Parents with a Mental Illness Project, Mental Health ACT.  The Kit consists of three booklets, the Young People’s Section, the Workers’s Section, and the Support Services and Resources Section.

Links
Cloud 9 Children’s Foundation (NZ) – Keeping the dream alive for children with Asperger’s Syndrome.  If you want to find out about Asperger’s Syndrome, talk with others about it or meet new friends online, then this is the place to start.
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (AU) – COPMI provides information for family members across Australia where a parent has a mental illness and for people who care for and work with them.  The website is one tool we use to deliver this information.  We also work with the media, researchers, educators, service organisations, consumers, carers and others.
itsallright (AUS) – SANE Australia has launched this new website for teens.  It has diaries based upon 4 teenagers and their experience of living with mental illness in their families, facts and information and an online Helpline for information and Australian support services.
Reach Out (AU) – We can help you by improving your understanding of the issues that relate to your mental health and wellbeing and providing information to better understand other people’s experiences.
The Lowdown (NZ) – The Lowdown aims to help young people recognise and understand depression.  This site encourages and enables them to seek appropriate help, or puts them in touch with trained professionals.  Through encouraging early treatment of depression the NDI intends to reduce the impact depression has on the lives of young New Zealanders, now and throughout their adult lives.
Trippin (NZ) – The website created for Taranaki Youth.  “Trippin” can help you figure out what’s going on when life feels a bit “out of it”.  Heaps of stuff can cause you to trip out, things like depression, worries and fears, alcohol and drugs, stress or even stuff to do with sex or sexuality.  Trippin explains what all of these things are (plus heaps of other stuff too), and gives you some ideas for how you can sort them out if they are a problem.
URGE (NZ) – Urge / Whakamanawa is a youth (health) and information service designed to assist young people find useful information or resources to help them regarding a variety of youth related topics. Voice Collective (UK) – For children & young people who hear, see & sense things others dont. Hearing, seeing or sensing things others don’t doesn’t mean that your life is over. You can find ways of dealing with them and live the life you choose.
Young Minds (UK) – Welcome to the new YoungMinds website! Our charity provides information that helps children and young people cope with difficult feelings.