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Boys in Bedrooms: The Prison of the Mind has been written as a ‘call to action’ – a plea to free our young people from the incestuous over-nurturing and technology-addiction cycles that have become evident within many homes. Supporting young people to grow and/or heal by stepping into their adulthood is of paramount importance, both for their mental health as well as the overall health and protection of our nation.
Boys in Bedrooms: The Prison of the Mind contains a plethora of bounce-back strategies to help young people and their families break their cycles of social withdrawal and computer addiction.

A Must Read!


People make their way to counselling for all kinds of reasons. Some people feel a great
sense of trepidation in booking their first counselling session, whilst for others this doesn’t
feel a hurdle at all. It is our job to ensure that you feel safe, informed and cared for as you
begin this process. This includes providing you with information about how your privacy and
confidentiality will be protected and what you can expect from engaging with our service.


Get A Grip Youth & Community Services provides a professional
Counselling service to a wide range of individuals, couples and
families via Telehealth throughout Australia and overseas.


  • Stress; Anxiety; Depression
  • Family Support – incorporating the Get A Grip family intervention model as outlined in Boys in Bedrooms: The Prison of the Mind (single sessions; couple sessions; family sessions)
  • Mental Health Care Plans – subsidised counselling referred by GP’s
  • NDIS – Moving Forward – breaking psychosocial behavioural patterns
  • Addiction and Relapse Prevention
  • Anger Management
  • Pre and post Court sentencing
  • Couple counselling
  • Family Systems counselling – breaking patterns of social withdrawal and enablement.
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Remote workers living and moving to remote/rural regions of Australia


(costs for Supervision may be tax deductible)

Professional Supervision for workers in the social services industry as well as workers transitioning to remote/rural regions of Australia. Regular Supervision is often a preventative to early burn-out as well as supporting longevity within the challenging social services industry.

Workers are encouraged to discuss the importance of Supervision with their management. Many organisations will cover the costs or part of
the costs associated with Supervision.

Memberships to professional Associations often require a certain number of Supervision hours annually to meet the requirements of their professional registration.

Service provision can be flexible to suit the individual or their organisation with after- hours available, including Saturdays.


Developing your ‘tools of the trade’ within the social services industry is extremely important. Let us assist you to walk away with an exciting toolbox to implement immediately within your practice framework.

You are invited to participate in the Get A Grip six-session cognitive behavioural therapy training.

Please feel free to contact Get A Grip Youth & Community Services for further information.


(telelink and 1:1 when available)
(a division of Get A Grip Youth & Community Services)

Why Remote Workers Need Support?

Research reveals that changes – such as geographical and workplace, often forces an individual (and their families) into an arduous ’adjustment’ process. This transition process is characterised by a series of ‘stages’. It can feel harrowing as we move around the stages of change. For some, this transition experience results in “culture shock” with serious physical, emotional and psychological disruption.

Remote Worker Support Service endeavours to support individuals and their families to:-

  1. Respectfully transition to remote and very remote communities
  2. Maintain an understanding of the unique culture of the traditional owners of the land/s
  3. Understand the stages of adaptation
  4. Ensure that ongoing support is readily available
  5. To develop an awareness of strengths and weaknesses and how this can impact on cultural transition and burnout
  6. Develop a respectful bi-cultural framework.

Services include:

  • Professional Supervision & General Counselling
  • Rapid response telehealth support
  • Preparation skills for transition to remote communities
  • Cultural transition and application of the Get A Grip 6-Stage Model of Adaptation

Referrals welcome from:

  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Individuals and families
  • Human Resources Departments involved with recruiting and retaining workers
  • Aged Care Workers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Miners
  • Police
  • Teachers
  • Youth Workers


  • Masters Community Development (Emergency Management)
  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW – Honours)
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (provider number)
  • Graduate Diploma Family Dispute Resolution (FDRP)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy – Advanced

Professional Affiliations:

  • Accredited Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Member of Australian Association Authors (ASA)
    (published: Boys in Bedrooms: The Prison of the Mind)


Jayne Miller is the founder of Get A Grip Youth & Community Services and a published author. Jayne has been working in the Social Services field for over 30 years, including a range of communities in New Zealand and Australia, as well as a number of remote and very remote indigenous communities. Jayne has pioneered two businesses including her own private practice in Queensland, Australia.

Get A Grip has expanded to include Remote Worker Support Service. This service provides ongoing support to workers in remote regions of Australia – addressing the complex issues associated with social isolation and transition into remote cultures, as well as ways of avoiding culture shock.

Jayne has gained experience in Government settings such as Justice, Mental Health and Child Protection, and received accreditation in 2005 as a Mental Health Social Worker. Jayne has also enjoyed working in non-Government settings providing counselling, addiction, youth work, family support, mediation, developing mentoring programs, teaching and supervision (professionals, students and volunteers).