It is without a question, that this year and the last few months have been very challenging for many people in New Zealand. Our normalities and routines have been disrupted like probably never before. At NZEDC, we have seen the number of referrals spike dramatically, highlighting the fact how this years’ events are impacting our society’s mental health.
One group that seems to have been especially affected (at least in terms of referrals to our clinic) seems to be the younger ones, our adolescents. From what we hear, waiting lists are long everywhere at present. Our clinicians as much as everyone else will be trying their best to see new patients as soon as humanly possible, however, we are aware that this may simply not be enough and that there might be some questions, and the need for “something to do already”, and also a need for some information around the nature of what you’re dealing with. In light of this, we have decided to put together a few links below to some resources that you may or may not yet have come across, and we hope that they may be of some help to you in the meantime, while you are waiting to receive the help you are wanting for yourself or your loved one.
- Here is a link to one of our Facebook live interview sessions from September 2020 with Kellie Lavender (NZEDC) and Nicki Wilson (EDANZ): Facebook live video: The role of the family in Family Based Treatment (FBT)
- This is a link to our resources page where you can have a look through a variety of material for carers and patients: NZEDC – resources
- A few weeks ago, F.E.A.S.T. launched a free 30-day online programme. Here is the link to the programme: First 30 Days – designed to transform parents into empowered carers
- After discussing with the team at NZEDC, here are some book recommendations as well: