The following are some books that clients have recommended:

Mindfulness for everyday situations:

The Happiness Trap – Russ Harris

The Reality Slap – Russ Harris

The Confidence Gap – Russ Harris

Mindsight. – Dan Siegel

Using Mindfulness in relationships:

ACT with love – Russ Harris

Couples self help – popular books:

The Five Love Languages. – Gary Chapman

After the Honeymoon. – Dane B Wile

Dance of Anger. – Harriet Lerner

After The Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship. – Daniel B Wile

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships. – John Gottman

Love is Never Enough: How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Relationship Problems Through Cognitive Therapy. – Aaron Beck


Sexual Infidelity – Overcoming Your Hurt. – Patrick Goonan
After The Affair. – Janice and Abraham Spring
Not Just Friends. – Shirley Glass

Breaking up

How to Survive A Break-up. – Jill Verret

Breaking up and Kids.

Shared Care or Divided Lives: What’s Best for The Children When Parents Separate. – Dr Phil Watts.


Here are some services that might be helpful:

LifeLine (Crisis Support Number 13 11 14)

Lifeline aims to prevent suicide and offer support to people who are in crisis.

Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. They offer a range of services directed specifically at the needs of young people.

Youth Focus
A footpath from stones laid with brick through a fine pond in Japanese garden

Prevention of youth suicide and support of young people with mental health problems. They provide a range of support services as well as training and education.

Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community. It does this by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience. Their website has a range of helpful resources for consumers, friends and family and health professionals.

The Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. The website offers a range of self assessment tools and personal stories as well as information for consumers and health professionals.

ADIS (Alcohol and Drug Information Service 9442 5000)
A service that operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week offering phone counselling and support to those who need help with their own or another person’s alcohol or drug problem.

The Centre for Clinical Interventions
The Centre for Clinical Interventions is a specialist public mental health service that treats adults suffering from complex anxiety, affective and eating disorders. They also conduct research and provide training and supervision. Their website contains a range of freely available resources for health professionals and consumers.