Helpful books for adults and children

Many of these books are available through the ACT Library and some are in our Support Library.

  • Sonnige Traurigtage, by Shirin Homeier – about a girl whose mother is dealing with depression.
  • A Monster Ate My Mum, by Jen Faulkner – post-natal depression through a child’s eyes.
  • Undoing Depression, a self-help guide by Richard O’Connor
  • Active Treatment of Depression, by Richard O’Connor
  • Can I Catch It Like a Cold?  a children’s book about mental health published by the centre of addiction and mental health

Support Groups, Organisations and Links

  • Beyond Blue:  a national organisation to help people who are suffering from depression (and help their friends and family)
  • Mind Health Connect:  a helpful article on depression
  • Dealing with Depression: a Help Guide article on depression
  • PANDSI: Post and Ante Natal Depression Support and Information in Canberra: You could also ring their help line on (02) 6288 1936.
  • A Monster Ate My Mum – blog about post natal depression, through a mum and child’s eyes.
  • Post Partum Men:  Post natal depression support for Dads (yes, dads do get post natal depression)
  • Post Natal Depression a comprehensive webpage on the Raising Children Network website – with pages on helping women, dad’s depression, help for women, and practical tool kits for coping.
  • PANDA: Post Natal Depression in Australia – a big website full of helpful information, fact sheets, event info, resources, workshops and more.