Resources

If you need help, including help out of hours, the following resources may be of interest:

For Psychiatric Crises (in this area)

  • Monash CAT Team (Crisis Assessment & Treatment) 1300 369 012 (24 hours, 7 days)

Confidential Telephone Support & Useful Websites

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14 (24/7),  www.lifeline.org.au
  • Suicide Callback Service 1300 65 94 67    www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
  • FOR MEN
  • Men's Line - for men & boys 1300 78 99 78  (24/7)
  • Mens Referral Service  1300 766 491
  • FOR WOMEN 
  • Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria - Free call 1800 015 188
  • WIRE - 1300 134 130
  • Domestic Violence Line (24hrs) - Free call 1800 656 463
  • FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE FOR MEN & WOMEN
  • Safe Steps Family Violence Centre 1800 015 188
  • FOR SEXUAL ABUSE
  • Blue Knot Foundation for adult survivors of sexual abuse 1300 657 380  9am - 5pm 7 days
  • FOR PARENTS
  • Parentline  - From 8 AM to 10 PM, 24/7 advice, 1303 30 1300  www.parentline.org.au   
  • Internet Safety Tips for Parents   - Cyber Safety Solutions - www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au
  • For parents of school aged children:
    The Peer Support Foundation – www.peersupport.edu.au
    Teen Spirit Foundation – www.teen spirit.info   
  • FOR KIDS/TEENS
  • Kids Helpline - Free 1800 55 1800
  • REACH OUT  - www.reachout.com                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • NAPCAN – preventing child abuse: www.napcan.org.au
  • FINANCIAL ADVICE
  • Money Smart  www.moneysmart.gov.au

For more information or to make a booking

To find out how Rowe Psychology can help you, please call us on 03 9556 5481, or 0419 982 335, or submit an enquiry here: Enquiry Form

Tips For Parents

Is your teenager always tired?

Teenagers' habit of staying up late and wanting to sleep late is due to changes in their body clock occurring at puberty. They may not feel sleepy until about 11 PM or later. Many, if not most, are not getting their requisite nine hours sleep a night, and therefore may feel sleepy in the day time. Many sleep only six hours a night. This can have a detrimental effect at school in terms of alertness, concentration and learning.

Over the coming weeks and months I will present you with tips for assisting your teenagers to improve their sleep.