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For young people

  • eHeadspace – phone, online and email support for young people between the age of 12-25, including work and study support programs for 15-25 year olds.
  • #YouCanTalk – national suicide prevention campaign which aims to empower and increase confidence when it comes to talking about suicide.
  • Smiling Mind – mental health and meditation app for young people to boost calmness and contentment.
  • Youth Beyond Blue – Beyond Blue's dedicated site for youth. Information, resources and support for young people dealing with depression and/or anxiety.
  • Bite Back – online positive psychology program aimed at improving overall wellbeing and resilience.
  • QLife – a nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTIQ+ people.
  • ReachOut – practical digital support tools, resources and tips for young people and their parents.
  • Kids Helpline – phone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
  • The Butterfly Foundation – free and confidential phone, text and email counselling and treatment referral for eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and related issues
  • 1800RESPECT – national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service available 24/7.

For parents, teachers and carers

  • Relationships Australia – support services for individuals, families and communities.
  • ReachOut – tailored practical resources for carers, parents and teachers to help them support young people.
  • Black Dog Institute –  evidence-informed school resources, presentations and programs.
  • Emerging Minds – online education resources for professionals who work with children and families to help them identify, assess and support children (0–12 years) at risk of mental health difficulties.
  • The Brave Program – a free online psychological program for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety with resources for parents and children.
  • Child Protection Helpline – 132 111 – call if you are concerned that a child or young person is demonstrating suicidal or self-harming behaviours and their parent/carer is neglecting their mental health care.​​​​​​​
  • Mental Health Carers – has a range of supports for carers of people with a mental illness.
  • SANE Australia – information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help for carers.
  • Carers Australia – short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families.

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