Helpful contacts and websites

National youth mental health service

Online support

Services for young carers

 

National youth mental health service

headspace

Information and advice for young people, their parents and carers, and professionals working with young people. 

headspace centres

With 40 centres across the country, any young person who needs support, advice or just someone to talk to about a life problem, can walk in and be treated with respect and compassion, within a confidential and safe environment.

eheadspace

1800 650 890

Online and telephone support service that helps young people who don’t feel ready to attend a centre or who prefer to talk about their problems via online chat, email or on the phone.

 

Online support

Bite Back

An ever-changing space where young people can discover ways to amplify the good stuff in life, share real and personal stories with others, check out videos, blogs and interviews of interesting people, check and track their mental fitness, and get their teeth stuck in to a bunch of activities. Bite Back is an initiative of Black Dog Institute.

itsallright

1800 18 7263

Dealing with a mental health condition in a family can be hard. Read or listen to fact sheets, podcasts and the diaries of four teenagers, based on real stories, for clear facts and information. itsallright is an initiative of SANE Australia.

MoodGYM

This free, fun, interactive program helps young people identify and overcome problem emotions and show how to develop good coping skills for the future. 

ReachOut.com

Take control of whatever you’re going through. Use ReachOut.com to figure things out and make life better. The website offers fact sheets, forums and other resources designed specifically for young people. ReachOut.com is an initiative of the Inspire Foundation

WhatWorks4u

Helps young people share what treatments have worked for their mental health issues and find out what others have found helpful. WhatWorks4u is an initiative of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre.

 

Services for young carers

Do you help care for someone who has an illness, disability, a mental health condition or alcohol and drug problems? Are you in need of support? Check out these sites for information and support.

Young Carers

1800 242 636

Information for young people on how to look after yourself and the person you are caring for. Young Carers is an initiative of Carers Australia.

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

Information for kids, teens and adults who have a parent with a mental health condition.

Suicide and crisis support

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.

To talk to someone now call

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 Lifeline13 11 14