Maggie supports and recommends the following sites:

Free, confidential support & resources for kids and/or adolescents:

Kids Help Line — 1800 55 1800 or online chat and email counselling at Calls are free from landlines, public phones and Optus network mobiles.
Headspace —
Reach Out —
Beyond Blue — 1300 22 4636 or
Moodgym —

Free, confidential support and resources for parents and other adults
Lifeline — 131 114 or
Reach Out —
Beyond Blue — 1300 22 4636 or
Moodgym —
Black Dog Institute —
Ecouch self-help, interactive online program —
Parentline — 1300 30 1300 (local call cost) support, counselling, information. Online

Other useful sites

Raising Children Network: The Australian parenting website
The Resilience Doughnut –
Steve Biddulph —
Brain Gym —
Dr Arne Rubinstein (rites of passage specialist/author of The Making of Men) —
Dannielle Miller, author, educator and CEO of Enlighten Education/Goodfellas and ‘girl champion’ —
Clark Wight, educational and leadership consultant — email
The Brave Program (programs for children, teens suffering anxiety and their parents – from The University of Queensland):
Norman Doidge (neuroplasticity) —
The Hawn Foundation —
Jenny Mosley’s Circle Time —
Belinda Whateley’s Revolution Learning —
BestPrograms4Kids programs (behavioural, emotional and social skills training)
Nature Play WA —