In the aftermath of the recent Christchurch attack, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all who have been impacted. In accord with recent research, our very generous ANZMH Association community members have put together the following resource to assist anybody working with children or adolescents who may be shocked or questioning this tragic incident.
How to Support Child and Adolescent Learning and Coping in the Immediate Aftermath of the Shooting: Suggestions for Parents and Teachers
Kathleen Liberty, Ph.D, University of Canterbury
While the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association cannot offer direct assistance, there are a wealth of resources available to listen, offer advice and help you in getting through difficult times.If you or somebody you know is in a life-threatening situation and/or is needing immediate medical attention, call 000 (triple zero or 112 from a mobile).
Services and Online Resources
MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.
Qualified counsellors specialise in family and relationship issues, including relationship breakdown, separation and divorce, parenting, family violence, suicide prevention and emotional well-being.
MensLine Australia’s online counselling offers you free professional support, no matter where you are in Australia. Have a conversation with a trained mental health professional about worries and concerns, and/or work through any mental and social health issues.
White Ribbon Australia seeks an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
White Ribbon Australia works through a primary prevention approach to stop violence against women before it happens. We see men as central to this, and support them to work alongside women to demand social change.
Through education, awareness-raising and creative campaigns, prevention programs and partnerships, we highlight the positive role men play in this social movement and support them to stand up, speak out and act to stop men’s violence against women.
Eating Disorders Victoria
Eating Disorders Victoria is the first point of contact for sufferers and families of people with an eating disorder, connecting the community with the services and support they need for recovery.
Whether you are worried about yourself, a family member or a friend, information is available on all types of eating disorders, early warning signs, treatment options, how to support someone with an eating disorder and much more.
Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorder Hope™ offers education, support, and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones, and eating disorders treatment providers. Eating Disorder Hope™ resources include articles on eating disorder treatment options, support groups, recovery tools and more. Whether individual struggles with bulimia, anorexia, body image distortion, or binge-eating disorders, Eating Disorder Hope™ can help.
Eating Disorder Hope™ promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other eating disorders. Our mission is to foster an appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause.
InsideOut is Australia’s national institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders. With resources, rigour and perseverance, InsideOut aim to transform the treatment landscape for eating disorders in this country, and ultimately find a cure.
The Institute comprises a team of expert researchers, clinicians and public policy-makers dedicated to solving the tyranny of eating disorders.
ACS Distance Education
ACS Distance Education is a leading Australian distance education provider which offers over 600 courses via correspondence, online or on memory stick. ACS has educated over 150,000 full and part-time students, many of whom have gone on to successful employment, both in industry or in their own businesses, with over 4,000 students currently enrolled from Australia and around the world.
ACS courses are practical, enabling you to not only develop knowledge, but to build the capacity to continue learning after studies are completed. You learn from experts by being guided to see, do, think about and experience the things you study.
Services and Online Resources
- Emergency – 000
- Lifeline – 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800 for young people 5-25 years
- Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
- 1800RESPECT – Domestic Violence – 1800 737 732
- Grief Counselling – 1300 554 786
- Bully Zero Foundation – 1800 028 559