If you'd like more information about mental health in general before your first consultation, feel free to look through any of these resources. Remember that although reading the manual helps, you need to get into the driver's seat, with an experienced person beside you, to confidently drive a car.
Australian Psychological Society:
Tip sheets about understanding and living with some psychological conditions, when to seek help, and how a psychologist can help.
You can also find a psychologist in your area who specialises in supporting people with your unique challenges.
Self-paced app that uses evidence-based techniques to deliver short courses on areas like self-compassion, resilience and stress, feeling happier, and deepening relationships.
A free, interactive online self-help tool to learn and practise general psychological health management skills.
Self care support site
A free, interactive online flow chart to help people who are feeling unwell to make contact with the present moment and take care of themselves.
Centre for Clinical Interventions
Useful handouts and cognitive behavioural resources for common psychological challenges like perfectionism, procrastination, (difficulties with) sleep, assertiveness, anxiety and depression.