Be Right Here Alita Pereira We offer approved counselling for individuals, families, and groups. We pride ourselves on our experience and ongoing training in various therapeutic modalities, ensuring that you receive the most effective, evidence-based care. At Be Right Here, our commitment is to stand by your side, helping you overcome life’s challenges and move towards a place of inner peace and growth. We’re right here for you, every step of the way.
Black Dog Institute The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education. What we do The Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing. We aim to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions. Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with our cutting-edge research, our health professional training and community education programs. We combine expertise in clinical management with innovative research to develop new, and more effective strategies for people living with mental illness. We also place emphasis on teaching people to recognise the symptoms of poor mental health in themselves and others, as well as providing them with...
National Centre for Excellence for Complex Trauma Blue Knot Foundation actively advocates for systemic change in the community, and for government policy. Historically, the needs of Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse have not been a community or government priority. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was ground-breaking. The National Redress Scheme, from July 1 2018-2028 is also a watershed achievement. But much more needs to be done to address the needs of all adults experiencing childhood trauma and abuse. Blue Knot Foundation is not able, however, to provide individual advocacy services to survivors. A 2016 study by Brown et al. established that children with ADHD have higher exposure to adverse childhood experiences than children without ADHD. It also showed a significant association between ACE score, ADHD and moderate to severe ADHD. Additionally children who have experienced trauma and traumatic stress can experience a range of symptoms which overlap with those of ADHD, with the risk of misdiagnosis significant (Symanski et al., 2011). Helpline Helpline hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am – 5pm AEST/ADST
Connecting Minds Clinic specialise in meeting the mental health needs of clients of all age groups as well as their families through medical management as well as individual and family therapy. Connecting Minds Clinic specializes in Mental Health Medicine. We provide help for kids, adolescents and adults with emotional and mental instabilities. We are able to help individuals with depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, sleep disturbance, insomnia, emotional deregulation, poor self esteem, school refusal, hyperactivity poor attention (ADHD), stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Grief, Bullying, Hallucination, bi-polar disorder, paranoia, schizophrenia and other mental or emotional disorders. Click here to find out more
Dr Sarah Morris is a clinical psychologist who completed her doctoral research in ADHD. She also has lived experience and is passionate about supporting adults with ADHD. Solid Rock Psychology runs a group program for adults with ADHD which uses a cognitive behavioural therapy approach (an evidence-based therapy for adults with ADHD). We can also work with clients individually if preferred. Solid Rock psychologists are also able to screen for ADHD, or conduct formal assessments for ADHD, depending on the preference of the client.
Joan Caelli is a child psychologist and play therapist with over 10 years’ experience working predominantly with neurodiverse children and families. Joan works from the social model of disability using a neurodiverse-affirming practice framework to support the achievement of an individual’s goals, including offering support to parents, schools and working within a multidisciplinary team structure creating collaborative individualised care plans. Joan is also passionate about supporting professionals in this area including ND professionals, around self-care and workload planning, through peer supervision and formal supervision 1:1 and group.
KYDS help young people understand, and manage, difficult issues in their lives. We do this by providing easily accessed, personalised counselling and mental health support services, family counselling, and early intervention well being workshops and information events. We ensure issues such as grief, loss, family break ups, friendship problems, school and study stress, addictions, risky behaviour, anger, bullying, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, body image concerns, mental health concerns, self harm and suicidal thoughts do not overwhelm young people. Counselling Services for Young People We provide easily-accessed counselling, provided by approachable, non-judgemental professionals, at centres in Lindfield and Hornsby. We work with young people for the long haul, to help them understand the difficulties they face, and guide them to a position where they can effectively cope with those issues on a daily basis. No formal referrals from doctors or school staff are needed to see a KYDS counsellor: simply ring the main office in Lindfield (02 9416 0900), provide some background information and an overview of the situation, and one of the team will get back to you to arrange an initial appointment. Family Counselling Support Sometimes, the issues young people face impact their wider family, or our...
Melanie Roche As a neurodivergent therapist myself; I have 17 years’ experience in working with children, teens, adults and their families. Specialising in delivering psycho-education on ADHD and other co-morbid mental health issues, I am a motivated and enthusiastic Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist; with skills in play therapy, sand tray therapy and structural dissociation. I also have extensive training in working with complex developmental trauma, and am passionate about helping clients who want to achieve some form of change in their lives.
For Mental Health Crisis Helplines: If you feel you need urgent help for a mental health crisis please call one of the fantastic helplines: ADHD Foundation Helpline: 1300 3939 19 Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 or kidshelpline.com.au Headspace: 1800 650 890 or headspace.org.au Reachout.com Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au Lifeline Text Service Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 or suicidecallbackservice.org.au Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 or beyondblue.org.au/forums Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978 or mensline.org.au Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander – healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au LGBTQI – 1800 184 527 or qlife.org.au Culturally & linguistically diverse: mhima.org.au One Eighty Inc: oneeighty.org.au/resources – great list of resources Mental Health Crisis Chat Lines - FOR THOSE WITH NO PHONE RECEPTION For those who don't have phone reception but have an internet connection - here are some online chat helplines: Lifeline Crisis Online Chat Beyond Blue Chat to a Counsellor Online Chat
At MSMH, we incorporate Cognitive & Behavioural, interpersonal, Acceptance & Commitment, Trauma-focussed therapies incorporating EEG-guided assessment and intervention services to address difficulties associated with ADHD: * improve adjustment to challenging life events * recognise emotions within themselves and others * cope with feelings of anger, depression and anxiety * express feelings in appropriate ways * improve interpersonal communication skills * attentional and behavioural regulation and improvement. Most of our team members have training in applied neuroscience to incorporate biofeedback (HRV & EEG) into our intervention services. Multiple clinicians available (psychology and counselling) Wait time for intake consultation is less than 4 weeks.
Our mission is to enable adults diagnosed with ADHD to participate in meaningful life activities, reach their full potential, achieve their goals and improve general well-being. OT 4 ADHDULTS (∴adults) is a private occupational therapy practice. The clinical practice guidelines for adults with ADHD (Royal College of Psychiatrists, Scotland, 2017) state the input of occupational therapists (OTs) can be particularly useful to help patients structure their time, improve organisational skills, and assist with further education and employment. Occupational therapy is practical, enabling clients to participate in activities they need, want or are expected to do at home, work or in the community. OTs are skilled in modifying environments and selecting aids, and adept at breaking down tasks into manageable steps that encourage initiation and increase productivity. OTs provide holistic care by supporting mental, emotional and physical health: trained to identify individual strengths and address challenges in performing activities. Occupational therapy rebates are available through Medicare and many private health extras. OT 4 ADHDULTS provides tailored, collaborative support to clients Australia wide via Telehealth. Visit www.OT4ADHDULTS.com.au to read more.
Paths With Purpose Karise McNamee I provide mental health counselling for ADHD and AuDHD women experiencing challenges with emotional regulation, burnout, relationships and communication, and workplace issues. I will provide you with a safe space to express your feelings and frustrations about things that are impacting your life, and teach you strategies to feel more in control of your changing emotions and behaviors. I will work with you to help you to feel balanced and better able to cope with these impacts, despite sometimes feeling like your body is the one in control. I have particular expertise in helping women to manage the impacts of perimenopause, PMDD, and the menstrual cycle on ADHD, and women who have been diagnosed in adulthood. I am neurodivergent myself, therefore my own lived experience means that I truly understand how this can impact so many areas of your life, and how challenging it can be to manage it alongside the other demands of daily life. I offer flexible online and face-to-face sessions to women all across Australia, no matter where you live. I understand and I am here to help you!
The Kidman Centre The Kidman Centre is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the understanding, prevention and reduction of mental health problems in young people aged five to 25, so that they can thrive through their formative years. We undertake ‘real world’ research to both validate and improve the evidence-based mental health treatments available to young people. We know that getting evidence-based psychological support to young people early is the key to preventing the onset of more complex mental health problems down the track.
Accessible and personalised mental healthcare from the comfort of your own home. Mental health occupational therapy can assist with the following: * Time management * Communication skills * Emotion regulation * Sleep hygiene * Finding meaning and value * Life skills such as budgeting Availability currently