Websites of Interest

Andrology Australia – What every man needs to know

Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Psychology Topics (This section contains online resources, brochures, tool kits and articles on the psychological issues that affect your physical and emotional wellbeing.)

Beyond Blue – “Talk it through with us day or night”

Black Dog Institute – “Because everyone deserves peace of mind”

Blue Knot Foundation – “empowering recovery from childhood trauma”

Carers Australia – Support and services for ” Carers [who] provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.”

Disability Services Australia – “To enable opportunities for choice inclusion and achievement.”

The Fathering Project – is a University of Western Australia-based non-profit team of professionals whose aim is to help fathers realise

how important they are in a child’s life and to give them advice on how to encourage their children. 

My FIFO Family – “Mission: To give parents in a Fifo lifestyle the tools to help their children understand and adapt to Fifo life”

This FIFO Life – “This FIFO Life celebrates FIFO [Fly In Fly Out] workers and their families.”

Freedom Centre     For young people (under 26) to support each other and their communities to be informed, happy and healthy about their sexuality, sex and gender.

Living Proud – (previously known as Gay and Lesbian Community Services 0r GLCS)

JIIG-CAL Australia is a world class career guidance software development organisation, successfully operating since 1992.

Mantherapy – “This website is a toolkit, enabling you to learn more, providing you strategies designed to protect your wellbeing and to guide you to professional treatment if/when you require support.”

Man Up – “One blokes mission to save Aussie Men” 

Men’s Line Australia – “When you think you’re alone… I’m here.”

Mining Family Matters – “Empowering families in mining oil and gas” 

Movember – ” Helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives.”

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – “Research Awareness Support”

Q-life – Australia’s first nationally – oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities.

Read the Signs – “A campaign promoting help seeking and suicide prevention”

RUAH Community Services – “Helping vulnerable people in the community”

The Samaratans – “Non-judgemental, Non religious Emotional Support for the despairing and suicidal” 

sexafterprostatecancer.com.au/….a website specially created to assist survivors and their partners with regards to all matters sexual following treatment for prostate cancer.”

Toastmasters “Toastmasters International is a not for profit training organisation that focuses on communication [Public speaking in particular] and leadership development.”

VIA Institute on Character is empowering people around the world to discover what connects and is best in us: CHARACTER STRENGTHS.  

Wise old Sayings – the “Ultimate Guide to Grieving Support Resources”  

Refrigerator Quotes

In the book Using Biographical and Historical Grief Narratives With the Bereaving (by Harold Ivan Smith, published by Routledge Mental Health) there is reference to the idea of “Refrigerator Quotes” where the author asks “… grievers to put the quotation on a refrigerator door so they and members of the family, or friends, will see it. Some participants photocopy the quotes and pass them on. Others carry the quotes in a purse, notebook, or wallet for further reflection. The more they read and ponder a refrigerator quote, the more meaning

I have used the same idea for a number of quotes I have found in various places – They are as follows:

Biographies and Autobiographies

Many of these books are available via the WA public library system.

See this link to the catalogue of the State Library for more information.

Alternatively, if you want to purchase them yourself online options include:

BuyAustralian.com is an Australian website which says:

“BuyAustralian.com is a leading marketplace offering a diverse range of products and services in the Australian market.”

Customers both locally & globally enjoy the convenience and benefits of buying in Australia.

The Addall website offers a mail order price comparison and online ordering via many international booksellers.

Books and Movies of Interest

Many of these books are available via the WA public library system.

See this link to the catalogue of the State Library for more information.

Alternatively, if you want to purchase them yourself online options include:

BuyAustralian.com is an Australian website which says:

“BuyAustralian.com is a leading marketplace offering a diverse range of products and services in the Australian market.”

Customers both locally & globally enjoy the convenience and benefits of buying in Australia.

The Addall website offers a mail order price comparison and online ordering via many international booksellers.

LGBTI Resources

“Books for Parent’s with an LGBTI Branch on the Family Tree”

(An amended University assignment from some years ago, that may be of interest.) 

The Australian Psychological Society LGBTI page may also be of interest 

You might find this of interest – The ANZ “#HoldTight” Campaign about how ANZ is expressing support for the LGBTIQ community with it’s “Hold Tight”, a campaign celebrating the power of holding hands.

Watch the ad here on YouTube

See ANZ staff talk about the #HoldTight campaign 

An inspirational Youtube Video –Stand Up! – Don’t Stand for Homophobic Bullying” 

Also worth looking at on YoutubeComing Out” &Coming Out to Each Other

FromBeLongtothe Irish support group for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.  

Another Closet – LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence. (Most LGBTIQ relationships are based on love and respect. Some are based on abuse and control. This website is written for people in LGBTIQ relationships who are, or may be, experiencing domestic and family violence.)

The Beyond Blue website for the Gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) population; 

Freedom CentreFor young people (under 26) to support each other and their communities to be informed, happy and healthy about their sexuality, sex and gender.

Curve Magazine (previously published as “Lesbians on the Loose Magazine”) – Their mission: To maintain and build upon 25 years of successful publishing and continue to offer fresh and diverse content for lesbian and bisexual women through quality journalism and community involvement.

Living Proud (previously known as Gay & Lesbian Community Services of WA) 

OutinPerth – Gay and Lesbian Perth WA News and information

Perth Rainbow Toastmasters – Perth Rainbow Toastmaster Club is specifically for members, friends, family and supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Pride WA – Celebrating Diverse Sexualities

Prime Timers WA – Is a social networking organisation, established in 2003 for mature gay and bisexual men.

Q-life – The Nationally oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities

Site of the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots often described as the start of the modern Gay and Lesbian rights movement.

There are also two “docudrama’s” named “Stonewall”, and various documentaries about its place in LGBTI history.

“Our gayness is not something like skin colour, or sex, or infirmity, apparent to both us and others. We have to discover our homosexuality, and having discovered it, we have a wide range of options, hardly available to others who are stigmatized, as to how we should reveal our stigma.”

Dennis Altman (1971) Homosexual Oppression and Liberation. New York, NY: Avon Books.

Misc. Resources

Colin’s Suggestions for Relaxation Music.A recently updated list of relaxing music, (mainly Classical) with links to Youtube clips of the music being played. 

Weekly Balanced Life ChartA resource I developed as a tool to help in ensuring clients have a “balanced” life.

Phone HelplinesA short listing of some Helplines and sources of information with most of them being contactable 24 hours a day.

The Black Dog Institute also has a collection of resources on Coronavirus: Anxiety, Stress & Wellbeing 

The VIA Institute on Character (which I often recommend to clients,) also has some good resources. 

Emergency Contacts Page – For those living alone, download this to fill in yoru basic contact and emergency info (e.g. GP info, medications, etc.) to put on your fridge or somewhere obvious if needed.

Australian Psychological  Society Info

Maintaining your mental health during social isolation

Psychological services via Telehealth – Information for consumers

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety

COVID-19 Anxiety and staying mentally healthy for OLDER ADULTS