References and Resources

Helping people Help themselves

Unlimited resources are out there waiting to be utilised. In this section you will find various help lines, resources and references for assistance, support, further personal development and growth. Often we just need direction, a place to start until we discover the untapped potential and power of our own mind. As I've mentioned before my true desire is that you will be able to be your own wise counsel, your own teacher with the help of the wonderful tools, information, resources and references available. This list will continue to expand as new books, new sites come to light. Feel free to contact me to suggest an addition. Something that has helped you, lets pay it forward so that everyone can grow.

In this day and age no one should ever have to feel alone or helpless, no-one.

Websites and Services

Click on the website link to go straight to the website.

Phone: 132468

The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services. The department offers a range of health, social and welfare payments and services through:

Medicare which looks after the health of Australians through the efficient delivery of programs such as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register and the Australian Organ Donor Register.

Centrelink which delivers a range of payments and services for retirees, the unemployed, families, carers, parents, people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and provides services at times of major change.

Child Support which provides support to separated parents to provide the financial and emotional support necessary for their children’s wellbeing.

CRS Australia which provides disability employment services to help people with a disability, injury or health condition to get or keep a job, and help their employers to keep their workplaces safe.

Phone: 13 11 14 - Crises helpline 24/7

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. It is a free service from landlines and mobiles – only available within Australia.

Suicidal thoughts or attempts / Personal crisis / Anxiety / Depression / Loneliness / Abuse and trauma / Stresses from work, family or society / Self-help information for friends and family


This site will give you access to the 7 different states. Services: LEGAL HELP: In trouble with the police, getting a divorce, in debt, having problems with your pension, immigration or fines?


Call Law Access NSW 1300 888 529 to get started. Legal Aid NSW also has a number of specialist services that provide help over the phone.

FIND INFORMATION: We have factsheets and resources to help you with your problem. 

ADVICE FROM A LAWYER: We provide free legal advice on most legal issues.

Call Law Access NSW to find services near you or use our map to find your closest Legal Aid NSW service.

HELP AT COURT: If you need to go to court we may be able to provide assistance on the day you appear at court or represent you.


We run free information sessions and workshops about the law for the public, schools, community groups and other organisations around NSW.


Information about Legal Aid NSW is available in a range of community languages.

Phone: 1300 224 636

Beyond Blue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help and supporting recovery, management and resilience.


Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector in Australia with a role in providing policy advice to governments, community awareness and public education, increased involvement in research and a future role in leading Australia’s engagement internationally.

Suicide Prevention Australia is the only national umbrella body in suicide prevention throughout Australia. Suicide Prevention Australia is a broad-based organisation bringing together diverse interests across disciplines, practitioners, researchers, and the community affected by suicide and self harm.

Suicide Prevention Australia supports communities and organisations throughout Australia, and promotes collaboration and partnerships in suicide and self harm prevention, intervention and postvention.


Phone: 1800 650 890

eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional

Young people may contact us if they need advice, are worried about their mental health or are feeling isolated or alone. eheadspace can help with a broad range of issues like bullying, drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety, relationships, concerns about friends, fitting in and isolation. We also have experts who can provide work and study advice to young people and specialist support to parents and carers who are worried about a young person 12 - 25. 

Phone: 1300 364 277

At Relationships Australia we believe that healthy relationships are essential for the wellbeing of children, families, individuals and communities. We are committed to social justice and inclusion, and respect the rights of all people, in all their diversity, to live with dignity and safety and to enjoy healthy relationships. These principles underpin our work.


Top dating sites reviewed. Along with information to the online dating world.

Phone: 1300 130 052

Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service specific for parents of children aged 0 to 18 who live in New South Wales.


A wonderful resource with a wealth of knowledge, daily themes, inspiration, guidance and experience which is shared in a positive environment that has a passion for Autism whether it be to add or gain value daily... Naomi @ Living Life On The Spectrum

Phone: 1800 55 1800

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

REACH OUT is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. It’s the perfect place to start if you’re not sure where to look. Every year it helps hundreds of thousands of young Australians with information support and stories on everything from finding your motivation, through to getting through really tough times.


The Australian Drug Foundation is committed to preventing alcohol and other drug harm through education, information and advocacy in the community.

Phone: 1300 368 186

24/7 Providing support for families faced with problematic drug use.


An information site to educate parents, teachers and concerned community members about teen drug use and ways to prevent it.

Please find the links below to some of the Prevention Coalition Articles:

20 Secret signs of addiction

Boundaries with Teens - How to address alcohol and drug issues

Overdose Emergency - How to identify one and what to do

Phone: 137 848

Available 8am-8pm Monday to Friday. Quitline is a telephone service available to smokers who want to quit.

Phone: 1300 806 258

8am-8pm Monday to Friday. A free NSW Health Service providing free personal health coaching, the expertise and motivation you need to help reach your goals.


A great calculator to help you:

  • Work out where your money is going
  • Places to add your own specific expenses
  • Simplify your budget by using the budget planner wizard
  • There are savings and re-payment calculators and tools to help you reach your financial goals.

It's easy to use and does all the calculating for you!

Phone: 1300 789 978

MensLine Australia 24/7 is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.


From the author: "If you have come to this website because you are suffering grief due to a bereavement or loss, first of all, may I offer you my deepest sympathy. I hope in these pages to show you ways to feel more positively about the experience that you or a loved one or friend is going through. With a combination of information, experience, advice and common sense, I will share with you what I have learned in my lifetime of nursing and help you to cope with your sadness.

I'm not trying to explain grief to anyone. Most people reading this will know it all too well. I can't understand how you feel, only try to help a little by walking along the lonely pathway with you for a while. Hanging onto life, to a glimmer of hope, is something we do, even when we don't always know why."


Man Therapy Mission: Working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in Colorado. These men are also the least likely to receive any kind of support. They don’t talk about it with their friends. They don’t share with their family. And they sure as heck don’t seek professional treatment. They are the victims of problematic thinking that says mental health disorders are unmanly signs of weakness. And I, Dr Rich Mahogany, am dedicated to changing that.

Phone: 1800 003 707

Freecall 24 hour enquiries. Australia’s leading sexual and reproductive healthcare organisation, Marie Stopes Internationalhas launched a 24 hour free call sexual health telephone hotline- providing Australians with much needed access to sexual health help and advice.

Phone: 1800 198 205

Sexual and reproductive well-being for all.

See website for further details.


Anthony – Tony Robbins is an American life coach, self-help author and motivational speaker. He became well known through his infomercials and self-help books, Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within.


Dr Laura Berman is a world renowned sex and relationship expert who is considered a thought leader and innovator in her field. As a sex educator, researcher and therapist for more than 20 years, she has helped countless couples build stronger relationships, improve their sex lives, and achieve a heightened level of intimacy. Her television show, In the Bedroom with Dr Laura Berman, is featured on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is also a regular guest on The Dr Oz Show as well as a member of The Dr Oz Show Advisory Board.


Best-selling author Greg Kuhn is a professional educator and a futurist, specializing in framing new paradigms for 21st Century living.  Greg has been given the nickname “The Law of Attraction Science Guy”. Prior to publishing the first book in his Why Quantum Physicists… series (Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat) in 2012, he had primarily written with his father, Dr Clifford Kuhn, M.D., (The Laugh Doctor) about health, wellness, productivity, and personal growth.


What is The Dating Directory?

Ahh! every woman wants the fairytale, the handsome prince, the dream career or perhaps the white picket fence with 2.5 children ( if that’s even possible?!) . It seems to be a strong but delicate feminine desire that becomes a part of our making and life because we are just that…woman.

In a world of broken relationships, excess baggage, role reversals and the ever impending pressure to be thinner, prettier or more successful than the person next to you, it becomes a battle and instead of thriving , we only just manage to survive.

This is a site dedicated to every woman, girl, or chick out there who feels like you are alone or doing some sort of battle. Think of it as a nice big pot of tea (or bottle of wine!) where we can all grab a cup, sit down and talk, share, laugh and cry about the joys and woes of being romanced and being woman in the 21st Century.


James Van Praagh“Internationally renowned #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of Talking to Heaven, Reaching to Heaven, Healing Grief, Heaven and Earth, Looking Beyond, Meditations, Ghosts Among Us, Unfinished Business and Growing Up In Heaven; James is considered a pioneer in the mediumship movement throughout the world, and has been recognized as one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today. His messages have brought solace, peace and spiritual insights, changing millions view of both life and death. He has received many awards for dedicating himself to changing the consciousness of the planet.”


You have a purpose in life. You know in your heart what's most important. In fact, your mission and values are expressed every day, by how you live-you just may not realise it. Were here to help you find the right words to put that mission down on paper.

P.S I really enjoyed doing this online!

Phone 18662812789

Site Build It. A wonderful site and step by step process to building your own website around what you know and love to generate income while keeping it fun and simple.

P.S My site is done through SBI


Phone: 000

Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigade Emergency Services.


Books have been one of my greatest loves, to read each one is an adventure, a journey, an inspiration, an unknown truth and lesson just waiting to be learnt and brought to life. Below are just a few of the books that have challenged me, helped me grow, and entertained me - Each leading me out into the world to live it.

Socrates wrote “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have laboured hard for”.

  • A New Earth, create a better life by Eckhart Tolle – An in-depth look at who you truly are and how to change your life for the better, for ever.
  • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen - Published in 1903 it is as relevant, helpful and inspiring today as I imagine it was when it was first published. A must read!
  • Better Single than Sorry by Jennifer Schefft – The smart girl’s guide to being single & fabulous.
  • Dare to Dream - Your Journey of a Lifetime - by Me, Karen Offord
  • Don’t sweat the small Stuff for Women by Kristine Carlson – Simple and practical ways to do what matters most and find time for you.
  • E2 by Pam Grout 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
  • Family First by Dr Phil McGraw – Your step by step plan for creating a phenomenal family.
  • Fearless Living by Rhonda Britten – Live without excuses and succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
  • Forgiveness, 21 days to forgive everyone for everything by Iyanla Vanzant
  • Harried with children by Karen – An inspiring, informative and entertaining celebration of the offbeat upside of family life.
  • Happyology by Harald W Tietze – The Happiness Manual J Be happy now. (one of my favourites)
  • He’s just not that into you by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo – The no excuses truth to understanding guys (from a writer & consultant of Sex & the City).
  • How to heal a grieving heart by Doreen Virtue & James Van Praagh
  • How to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie
  • I’m Over All That & other confessions By Shirley McLane.
  • It’s not him, it’s you by Dr Laura Berman When sexual and romantic desires go unfulfilled in long-term relationships, too many women blame their partners for that special something that’s missing… but what if he isn’t the problem? In this book, Dr Laura Berman teaches you how to break bad relationship patterns, gain confidence, and move beyond the blame game so you can find the lasting romance, intimacy, and sexual satisfaction you deserve
  • Life and Beyond by Anthony Grzelks – A mediums guide to dealing with loss and making contact. (one of my favourites)
  • Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life by Angeles Arrien. Integrating the latest teachings from social science with stories, prayers and practises from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12 month plan for making gratitude your foundation for daily living.
  • Loving Sex by Dr Laura Berman Loving sex in a committed relationship is one of the deepest and most rewarding experiences a couple can share. Dr Laura Berman explores the importance of physical intimacy in satisfying long-term love, and gives you the knowledge, tools, and techniques you need for incorporating amazing, meaningful, loving sex into your day to day life.
  • Notes from a Friend by Anthony Robbins (one of my favourites)
  • Real Sex for Women by Dr Laura Berman Learn how to reconnect with your mind, body, and partner and make time for fabulous sensual pleasure. No supermodel fakery, impossible positions or unattainable expectations in this bedside guide. Just real, enjoyable, fulfilling, great sex — whatever your age.
  • Shortcuts to Bliss by Jonathan Robinson – The 50 best ways to Improve Relationships, Connect with Spirit & Make your Dreams Come True.
  • Thanks, how the new science of gratitude can make you happier by Robert Emmons
  • The Game of Life and How to Play it by Florence Scovel-Shinn - Winning rules for success & happiness
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman - How to express heartfelt communication to your mate.
  • The Journey Home – A Kryon Parable – The story of Michael Thomas and the seven angles (another of my absolute favourite books).
  • The Lightworkers Way by Doreen Virtue – Awakening your spiritual power to know and heal. (One of my all-time favourite books. I have bought 3 copies so far as I’ve lent it, lost it, lent it).
  • The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding – A definitive guide to meditations for every purpose.
  • The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  • The Resilient Power of Purpose by Larry Diangi – When your dream becomes your purpose you are absolutely unstoppable - 7 steps to own you dream
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra – A practical guide to the fulfilment of your dreams.
  • The simple Truth about Love by Bradley Trevor Grieve – A beautiful image based, funny look at Love.
  • Wabi Sabi Love by Arielle Ford – The ancient art of finding perfect love in imperfect relationships.
  • Why Quantum Physicists don’t get fat by Greg Kuhn. (Another of my favourites).
  • 1001 ways to be Romantic by Gregory J.P. Godek – A numbered listing of creative, unusual & wonderful ideas, gifts & gestures.

Songs and Music

Music is a very personal choice subject to our particular taste but I make note of it here to remind how inspirational, helpful and healing music can be. Whether it’s instrumental or has lyrics that inspire you and lift you up. Music is food for the soul and it’s always fun to choose your own ‘couple song’ or your own ‘personal anthem’ - one that inspires and lifts you up and one that relaxes and soothes you.


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