A list of helpful website links, books & resources
to help children with anxiety
Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria
Anxiety BC - Excellent Parenting Resources, Print outs
Kids Helpline - phone service for children 1800 55 1800
Youth Beyond Blue - Perfect for 12-18yrs
The Australian Psychological Society - Search for a child psychologist near you. Excellent service to find help - click on 'find a psychologist' link
Mental Health Foundation Australia
Macquarie University ~ Emotional Health Clinic http://www.emotionalhealthclinic.com.au
Anxeity Disorders Information Line
"The Worry Tree" - A great small chapter book for Kids
"Silly Billy" - By Anthony Browne
A brilliant book introducing the use of 'worry doll' as a strategy to help manage worry thoughts!
"The Huge Bag of Worries"
- By Virginia Ironside
A story about a girl who collects worries, and struggles to carry them around..until a little old lady helps get rid of them!
"I like Myself" - By Karen Beaumont
A lovely book boasting healthy self-esteem
"Butterflies in My Stomach" - Serge Bloch
Sometimes coming out of your shell is hard!
"Eddie's Fantastic Fortnight" - by John Forrest
A terrific book about what type of food represent feelings
- A great resource for small group activities
"Maybe because" A great book at looking at adoption from the child's perspective
www.baconandeggsmedia.com- by Aimee Garcia-Tice
"Taming Butterflies" - by Sue Whiting, lovely book about anxiety
"My Daddy's Going Away" - by Christopher MacGregor.
A wonderful poem about dealing with temporary parental separation anxiety. Great for children whose parent(s) are in the Armed Forces or leave home for periods of time.
- Child & Adolescent area of Mental Health Services
- A great service to access OT, Psychologists etc...http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/index.htm
Sally-Anne McCormack - Psychologist
A great site for resources, information about Anxiety & Depression in Children and Teens.
"Stomp out the ANTs" can be ordered through her website. A wonderful book explaining what worry thoughts are and how to help manage them.
St Luke Innovative Resources
A fantastic range of resourced for parents & teachers - strength cards, emotion cards, books, stickers etc...
Kids Matter - Australian Primary Schools Mental Health Initiative - prevention, early intervention of mental health issues in young children. Great for schools, teachers & parents
Friends for Life Program
Excellent program for teachers to run in school to help prevent anxiety and depression in children
Children, Youth & Women's Health Service
Has a wonderful web page for 6-12yr olds - written for children to self-discover!
www.cyh.com.au (click on Kid's health)
"Sometimes I feel..." written by Dr Samantha Seymour
A great book to help children identify and talk about feelings.
Bully Busters - Information for Schools, Parents, Kids
- Enhance the Journey - Rebekah Lyall Councillor - workshops and individual sessions available. www.enhancethejourney.webs.com
- Little Children Big Dreams
A personalised story is accompanied by a guide for parents - helping children overcome their fear of the dark or fear of monsters. By Australian Psychiatrist, Dr Kaylene Henderson
If you have any other recommended sites for parents and teachers please contact me - the more resources we can provide the better!