Parent Links

OneLink

www.onelink.org.au

When you get in contact with OneLink, an assessing officer will talk to you about your situation and what services might help. They will provide you with information about options and, where appropriate, will follow up to connect you to services.

OneLink covers a wide range of support services including services for families and young people, and services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Parent Link

ParentLink is designed to increase parents' confidence and skills by supporting and linking them with a network of information, ideas and community services.

Parenting guides:

Children and young people working (PDF 147.1 KB)
Eating disorders (PDF 133.2 KB)
Living with teens (PDF 136.3 KB)
Teenagers and career choices (PDF 251.9 KB)
Discipline (teens) (PDF 114.3 KB)
Peer pressure (PDF 134.9 KB)
Running away (PDF 142.0 KB)
Talking sex with young people (PDF 139.6 KB)
Teenage depression (PDF 143.8 KB)
Young people and drugs (PDF 157.9 KB)
Young people and parties (PDF 146.8 KB)
Young people who are gay or lesbian (PDF 137.2 KB)

Andrew Fuller's Advice for Parents

As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne. Andrew Fuller website also offers a range of resources which are useful to parents of adolescents.

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eSafety Resources for Families

The Education Directorate, along with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, Australian Federal Police and ACT Policing have provided the following resources to families to help their child or young person develop their knowledge and understanding of issues that can impact them online and how to develop help-seeking behaviours if things go wrong.

These resources can be found at the Office of the eSafety Comissioner Parent Resource: eSafety Parent Resources

Headspace

Headspace (National youth mental health foundation) is a fantastic resource for parents. For more information check out their website www.headspace.org.au or contact Headspace ACT using the information below.

Headspace ACT

Opening Hours: Mon 9-5, Tues 9-7, Wed 11-5, Thurs 9-7, Fri 9-5

University of Canberra, Faculty of Health
Building 12, Level B, Room 40
Bruce, ACT 2601

Phone: (02) 6201 5343

Email: info@headspacecanberra.org.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/headspaceCanberra
Website: www.headspace.org.au

ThinkUKnow

ThinkUKnow www.thinkuknow.org.au is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through primary and secondary schools in the ACT, NSW and Victoria using a network of accredited trainers.

Created by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia has been developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Microsoft Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).