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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.

More resources

  • National Indigenous Critical Response Service – 1800 805 801 – 24/7 support for individuals, families and communities impacted by suicide loss.
  • Being Supported1800 151 151 – a mental health support line staffed by qualified peer workers who have a personal lived experience of mental health issues. The line operates 7days a week between 10:00am and 4:00pm, and again between 6:00pm and 10:00pm.
  • SANE Australia – information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help for carers.
  • Lifeline – 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • NSW Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511 – 24/7 mental health telephone access service.
  • Suicide Call Back Service – 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling.
  • MindSpot Clinic – online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
  • MensLine Australia – telephone and online support, information and referral service for men.
Last updated: 27 September 2022