Episode 30 – A Recipe of Resources
With waiting times for appointments with psychologists growing all across Australia, Chris and Rowan discuss some of the other options that are available when we cannot get in to see a psychologist or are waiting for an appointment.
This Week’s Links
MindSpot – Confidential Services For Australian Adults Struggling With Stress, Anxiety & Depression.
Mood Gym – An interactive self-help program that provides cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
OnTrack – Programs for substance abuse and depression
The BRAVE Program – An interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety.
Parent Works – A Free online program for Australian parents and caregivers of children aged 2 to 16.
My Compass – A personalised self-help tool for your mental health
E-Couch – Provides free, self-help modules for depression, general anxiety and social anxiety, as well as for divorce/separation and loss/bereavement.
Emergency Numbers – 24 Hour Help Lines (for Australia)
Lifeline – 13 11 14 – 24 Hour crisis support
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467 – Free counselling for suicide prevention & mental health via telephone, online & video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts.
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800 – Private and confidential counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.
1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732 – The national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling service
MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978 – Telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns, including issues of violence.
Rowan Mackey is a content producer and digital creative. After studying sports media and law at the University of Canberra, he found himself drawn to digital media after attending the first conference for podcasters in the southern hemisphere, We Are Podcast in 2016. He is also the principal of Easygoing Digital, where he has been involved in over 400,000 podcast downloads as a presenter and producer.
He currently produces the official Geelong Cats podcast, To the Final Bell and is a producer of the TV show Destination Happiness airing nationally in Australia on Channel 9 and Internationally with the Discovery Channel. He has also worked with notable organisations such as The Geelong Grammar School and Lyons Construction.
Rowan is the Digital Media Manager at Chris Mackey and Associates.
Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of The Australian Psychological Society with 40 years’ psychotherapy experience. The second edition of Chris’s book, The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of Coincidence, was released internationally in August 2019.
Chris is also the resident psychologist for TV show Destination Happiness, where he presents the “Happy Mind” segment, involving brief tips based on the science of positive psychology. He also writes a regular opinion column for The Geelong Advertiser and is the resident psychologist on K-Rock radio in the mornings.
Chris was the recipient of the 2019 Australian Allied Health Impact Award for his clinical research and training, media involvement and for authoring a book on positive psychology and synchronicity.
Get in touch with Chris and Rowan – firstname.lastname@example.org
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