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Helpful books and websites


  • Brené Brown is a researcher and storyteller who's spent two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Visit her website here

  • Ester Perel is an expert on relationships and sexuality. Visit her website here

  • The 5 Love languages: The secret to love that lasts by Garry Chapman take the quiz here

  • Adult children of emotionally immature parents: How to heal from distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents by Lindsay C Gibson, view the book here

  • Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say not to take control of your life by Dr Henry Cloud & Dr John Townsend, view the book here


  • Raising Children’s Network is an Australian Government website dedicated to providing accessible parenting information for families, visit the webiste here

  • Steve Biddulph parent educator, he has written some great books for raising children, visit his website here

  • Jessica Lansbury is an author and advocate for gentle parenting, visit her webiste here

  • Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence, visit her website here.

  • Dr Ross Green is a clinical psychologist and author with a special interest in parenting, his book The Explosive Child provides a collaborative approach to childhood behaviours, visit his website here. 


  • The Neurodivergent Woman Podcast is hosted by clinical psychologist Monique Mitchelson and clinical neuropsychologist Dr Michelle Livock, listen here

  • Yellow lady bugs supporting autistic women, girls and gender diverse people, visit the website here

  • ADDitude is a quartlery publication exploring all things ADHD, visit the website here

  • How to ADHD is a YouTube channel hosted by Jessica Lauren McCabe and ADHDer, visit the site here


  • How to do the work: Recognise your patterns, heal from your past, and create your self by Dr Nicole LePera, view the book here

  • The sexual healing journey: A guide for survivors of sexual abuse by Wendy Maltz, view the book here

  • 8 Keys to safe trauma recovery: Take-charge streategies to empower your healing by Babette Rothschild, view the book here

  • The body keeps the score: Brain, mind and body in the health of trauma by Bessel van der Kolt, view the book here

Helplines and crisis contacts


If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate medical attention, please call 000. 


For crisis support and suicide prevention please call Lifeline 13 11 14 (24 hours). Lifeline also offer online crisis support chat (7pm-midnight; 7 days/Syd time) via their website here


Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) support women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. 


If you have concerns about your mental health or that of someone you care about, for more information please call the PANDA National Helpline (Mon-Fri 9am-7:30pm AEST/AEDT) on 1300 726 306. Or visit the PANDA website here

If you are an Expecting or New Parent, you can also complete a Mental Health Checklist  here 


Beyond Blue works to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and to encourage people to seek support when they need it. 

If you would like to talk to someone about your well being you can call 1300 22 4636 available 24/7. 

Web chat is also available here between 3pm and 12am.

Additional resources about perinatal mental health can be accessed here 


Kidshelpline is a 24 hour phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 

Phone: 1800 55 1800

webchat available here 

website here

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