Do you, or does someone you know, need help from Raise? We are here to help you in every way that we can. If the situation is one of crisis, please call 000 immediately for an ambulance, or call the Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 to speak to a counsellor any time, 24 hours, 7 days per week.
At Raise, we believe in building community partnerships with organisations who have common aligned goals revolving around improving the health and wellbeing of Australian youth. We believe the following websites are very helpful in this regard, and could give you the answers you are looking for.
Raise suggests the following books if you are interested in stepping into the world of teenagers in Australia, and learning about what it’s like for them in contemporary society. Also included are helpful books for mentors, parents and teenagers.
Navigating Teenage Depression by Kerrie Eyers and Gordon Parker
A Guide for Parents and Professionals working with young people facing depression
Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs by Paul Dillon
What your kids really want and need to know about alcohol and drugs
In Ecstasy by Kate McCaffrey
Great story for parents and teenagers to understand how easy it is to fall into drug use
Girl Stuff by Kaz Cooke
Fantastic for teenage girls to have as a reference for all things teenage girly
Destroying Avalon by Kate McCaffrey
Great fiction book for teenagers and parents to read about cyber bullying
He’ll Be OK by Celia Lashlie
Good for parents of teenage boys, for Mum to let go and Dad to step up
Queen Bees and Wannabe’s by Rosalind Wiseman
Good for parents of daughters who are experiencing cliques and friendship challenges
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtneye Martin
Good for those interested in body image and eating disorders
The Princess Bitchface Syndrome by Michael Carr Gregg
Good for parents of teenage girls to understand adolescent development
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
An adaptation of his Father’s famous original book that speaks directly to young people
Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera
A great guide for parents of teenagers
Secret Men’s Business by John Marsden
Good for teenage boys to hear about stuff “man to man”
Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph
Good for parents of young boys
Raising Girls by Gisel Preuschoff
Good for parents of young girls
“if you want to have this baby we can support you with a mentor and workshops, if you don’t want this baby we can help you make an appointment at a clinic, and if you can’t decide we will sit with you until you can”
While Raise provides support for young mums through our Bump program, this does not mean that we only work with young women who decide to keep their babies when they fall pregnant. We also provide a counselling and mentoring service for girls who are pregnant and who are working through the turbulent time of trying to decide what to do. It can be difficult to talk to your family or friends in this circumstance, so we can provide a warm, professional and objective person to talk to while you consider your options.
Raise can assist you to:
– explore ways to speak to your parents, family and friends
– make an appointment with a kind female doctor
– identify and explore your options with regard to the pregnancy
– organise a termination
– discuss the requirements for adoption
– answer questions about pregnancy and parenting
If you, or someone you know, could be pregnant and would like to talk to someone confidentially, please call 0426 972 473 or send a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you through this tough time.
Raise Foundation is a registered Australian charity which provides mentoring programs for young people in high schools and in the community. Our mentoring programs provide a community of support around young people. Mentoring from a positive role model during the critical teenage years provides a nurturing pathway for young people to feel supported.