ResourcesDownloads, links and other resources.
Thought journals are an important tool we use to document and monitor thoughts and feelings. You might be asked to use a thought journal as part of your work with CB Psychology. Templates for two different kinds of thought journals are available for download in PDF format. Download a Thought Journal. Download a Thought and Evidence Journal
Mindfulness is a technique that you might learn to use during your work with us. Mindfulness has been shown in clinical trials to have many benefits in treating and preventing several types of mental illness. Mindfulness is the treatment of choice for the prevention of recurrent depression in the UK National Health Service. One of the leading centres for the study of mindfulness is the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Professor Mark Williams, one of the leading experts in mindfulness, has made available a 10 minute mindfulness exercise here. Another wonderful resource for mindfulness and meditation is Smiling Mind. Smiling Mind is an organisation with a mission to provide accessible tools for mindfulness. They have a wonderful app which you can download for your mobile device.
Breathing Retraining Technique
The purpose of this exercise is to slow your breathing, decrease the amount of oxygen in your blood and decrease anxiety.
As part of your treatment you may be asked to practice this skill for 10 minutes, 3 times a day. You can use this short 3 minute sound clip to guide you in the process. With regular practice you can master this technique.
You can download a copy of the file in MP3 format.
National and Internet Resources
- Mensline provides support for Australian men and has a 24/7 professional support and advice line on 1300 78 99 78
- Kids Helpline provides a 24/7 counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years on 1800 55 1800
- Headspace provides support for young adults age 12-25. They do not offer urgent phone counselling but they have centres located throughout Australia.
- Suicide Call Back Service offers 24/7 telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide on 1300 659 467
- Beyond Blue provides support for depression and anxiety, day or night, on 1300 22 46 36 or online at their website.
- Relationships Australia provides relationship support and advice services on 1300 364 277
- The Butterfly Foundation is a national support service for eating disorders. They provide phone support 8am to 9pm AEST on 1800 33 4673, by email at [email protected] or webchat via their website.
The Mental Health Access Line is a 24-hour telephone service operating seven days a week across NSW on 1800 011 511. It puts you in touch with your local mental health service. Staffed by mental health professionals, the line gives NSW residents access to expert mental health advice, support and referrals for people dealing with a mental health problem and their families and carers. Where appropriate they can put you in contact with the local mental health crisis or acute care team. The Mental Health Line also provides advice about clinical symptoms, the urgency of the need for care and local treatment options for health and care service providers.
Marrickville Mental Health Resources
Marrickville Community Mental Health Service is located at 155 Livingstone Road, Marrickville. They can be reached on 02 9562 0500. This service covers Marrickville, Lewisham, Petersham, Stanmore, Camperdown, Newtown (part), Enmore, Sydenham, St Peters, Tempe and Dulwich Hill. The Acute Care Team is on duty 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday to Sunday and has on-call service overnight. They have Greek and Vietnamese bilingual counsellors on staff.