The Happiness Trap Pocketbook
This simplified, cartoon-based version of the original book, is now out in all good bookstores in Australia and New Zealand, as well as on Kindle. The main aim of the book is to make The Happiness Trap appealing and accessible and easy-to-read: a) for people who are not keen readers, b) for teenagers, and c) for folks who are so stressed, anxious or depressed that reading is really hard work. The secondary aim is to provide a quick and easy refresher course for anyone who’s already read the original. Check out these pages to get a sense of it: The Happiness Trap Pocketbook - Sample pages
You can get it in bookstores for $20, and on Kindle for $7.69.
You can also get it through The ACT Mindfully website for only $27.50, including post and packing. Go to:
MyCompass - Black Dog Institute
MyCompass is an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and well being for all Australians. Track your moods at: www.mycompass.org.au
Depression, Anxiety and Post-Natal Depression
For more information from the National Depression Initiative on depression, anxiety and post-natal depression go to www.beyondblue.org.au
For information on depression and bipolar disorder check out
For information on youth depression and how to help a friend, try
For on-line self help cognitive behaviour therapy try
For mental health information for people from culturally diverse backgrounds go to
Australian Psychological Society
The Royal Children's Hospital
Play-based app called ‘Okee’
For 24 hour support for people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, go to: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au or phone 1300 659 467. For 24 hour crisis support call Lifeline 13 11 14.
Deaf Services Queensland
Life Enrichment Grants enable members of the Deaf community to achieve their goals, whether they be recreational, career-oriented or well-being. Recognised Deaf groups in Queensland are also eligible.
Easier Accessibility for People with Mobility Issues
NDIS - https://www.ndis.gov.au/