We are living in a world where information is available at the hit of a button. Sometimes that isn’t a good thing, but when it comes to Mental Health and Wellbeing there is some great Online Support available.
By Hills Adventist College 23 May 2016
Getting this help on a device is easy. The next step is sharing this with those who need it. If it can strengthen their sense of self, increase their emotional awareness and give them coping strategies - even better! The Apps and Online services below really can enhance a child’s wellbeing and are fun to use.
Positive Penguins: Helps kids understand what they are feeling and how their feelings are linked to their thoughts. 9 - 11 years $1.99
Worry Box: A journal that identifies steps to manage worry 6 - 16 years FREE
Bedtime Meditation for kids: Help kids with an overactive mind, switch off. Up to 12 years $4.99
Breathe to Relax: When anxious our breathing becomes shallow and ‘revs’ up our body and mind. Oxygen to the brain calms us and stops the internal screaming. 6 - Adult FREE
Pacifica: Learning to manage stress and anxiety. 13 – Adult FREE
Mindshift: will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle: Perfectionism, social anxiety, worry, panic, conflict, exam anxiety. Teens – Young Adults FREE
Songza: Song streaming playlist for anxious teens. Activites and music to wind down at relevant times of day & night. 13 FREE
e-couch.anu.edu.au A variety of online learning programs for Depression, Anxieties, Separation and Divorce, Grief & Loss. FREE
Mycompass.org.au Depression, Anxiety & Stress 18
Biteback.org.au Loads of activities that promote wellbeing and mental fitness
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Firstly let me thank you for being part of the Seventh-day Adventist school system in Australia. We are proud to offer quality, values based Christian education in Australia to families such as yours for over one hundred and twenty years within the Australian context. Thank you for partnering with us to prepare excellent citizens to build our nation.