Why online resources?
Online resources can be an excellent complement to individual sessions. Here you’ll find a list of some websites and online programmes worth exploring. This list is by no means exhaustive: State healthcare providers in many countries have online resources available to its citizens and I’d encourage you to explore the websites of the primary healthcare providers in your country of origin.
Disclaimer: Please note that the following resources do note replace an individual diagnosis and treatment plan. To find out if you are entitled to or can access state-funded support for your mental health, please refer to Services. Links below are not affiliated, i.e. they are not advertisements but rather recommendations.
The Centre for Clinical Interventions Australia website provides problem-specific resources (e.g. worksheets, recording sheets) for a range of mental health diagnoses and general concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, procrastination, distress, insomnia and eating disorders.
Online offerings from German health insurers
German health insurers often offer a range of online self-help (and in-person group) programmes, mostly (but not exclusively) available to individuals insured with them. These are generally only available in German language. For example:
Circle of Security is a therapeutic intervention model which is helpful for parents and children coping with behavioural and emotional difficulties. It offers a blueprint for the parent-child relationship and how to respond to, and prevent, challenging incidents by promoting and reinforcing reliability, consistency, understanding, and emotional regulation. For parents of children with developmental delays, the DIR Floortime model is also very useful.
Resources for parents
Moodgym describes itself as an “interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety”. While Moodgym is not free (unless your insurer happens to provide it, e.g. AOK), it is low cost (ca. $39 AUS for a one year subscription).