Information sheets for supporting gender diverse young people’s wellbeing:
Beyond Blue: Parent tips for supporting your family’s wellbeing
Headspace: Tips for supporting young people’s wellbeing
Kids helpline: A factsheet for young people on gender identity and how to feel comfortable expressing gender identity
Headspace: A factsheet on gender identity and mental health
Transforming Families: Information on coping with gender dysphoria
TransHub: An article on finding gender-affirming clothing
Online programs for supporting children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing:
BITE BACK is a free, self-guided online wellbeing and resilience program for young people aged 13–16 years old. It uses a combination of fun, interactive activities, quizzes, animations and information across nine positive psychology domains including gratitude, optimism, flow, meaning, hope, mindfulness, character strengths, healthy lifestyle, and positive relationships.
The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety for children and young people. There are programs for young children (3-7), children (8-12) and teens (13-17). The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries.
This free, fun, interactive program for young people over 16 years helps you identify and overcome problem emotions and shows you how to develop good coping skills for the future.
Click here for a range of apps for supporting children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Information on staying safe online:
Transcend Australia: E-Safety
ACON / Minus18 + partners: Safe & Strong: The LGBTQ+ guide to Facebook and Instagram
Freedom Centre: Online safety
Raising Children Network: Cyberbullying & how to stop it: pictures