The following links provide access to a number of resources that can be used with young people, including clinical tools, intervention worksheets and psycho-education on a various number of mental health problems.
Evidence Based Interventions - tools for practitioners
A growing compilation of the best practice evidence that exists is now in a user-friendly format on our website for kaimahi.
Orygen has developed a range of free downloadable youth mental health resources including:
- Fact Sheets
- GP Guide to Early Psychosis
- 'The Brain Scam' (a printable graphic novel style booklet about a young person's experience living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- Pause (audio relaxation exercises)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders and Co-morbid Mental Health Conditions Manual
Mental Health Foundation (NZ)
is a charity that works towards creating society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. They have resources on mental health, wellbeing, suicide prevention and workplace wellbeing.
Ministry of Health/Mental Health (NZ)
This page is where you can find relevant and helpful information and resources on how to cope with mental illness as well as suicide prevention and after a suicide.
World Health Organization
Key facts on global information on adolescent mental health.
Rethink: Conversations for Change (NZ)
A dynamic downloadable youth resource of five group activities designed to help educate young people and to reTHiNK mental health and wellbeing. These activities explore the impact of stigma and discrimination, help safely explain experiences of mental distress, support recovery focused discussion and promote social inclusion.
Centre for Clinical Interventions (Australia)
The resources provided on this website aim to provide general information about various mental health problems, as well as, techniques that focus on a cognitive behavioural approach to managing difficulties. These include resources on the following: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Unhelpful thinking styles, Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Self Esteem, Eating Disorders, Panic Disorder, Interpersonal, Sleep, Procrastination, Perfectionism.
Therapist Aid (USA):
Therapist Aid is dedicated to helping mental health professionals improve their craft by providing free evidence-based education and therapy tools. Worksheets aimed for adolescents across a range of mental health issues.