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Extra Support and Help

Where to go to find Extra Support and Help

This website is intended as a general source of information and is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of medical professionals in relation to your child/teen’s mental health or physical health.

If you, your child, your partner or anyone else you love is struggling in any way, please reach out for professional support.

When you’re deep in the struggle and overwhelm, it’s easy to think that nothing will help, but there is so much support and professional help available – it’s just a matter of finding it. You don’t need to do it on your own.

Below are some links and phone numbers that will provide you with additional support. Please don't hesitate to reach out - you matter, our children matter.

AUSTRALIA

  • Lifeline 13 11 14 (24-hour phone support for anyone who needs it)

  • Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 (Depression, Anxiety, Suicide with phone or web chat)

  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (24-hour phone support for kids and teens)

  • Headspace 1800 650 890 (Mental health support and information for 12-25 year olds and their families)

  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 (Suicide support helpline)

  • The Butterfly Foundation 1800 33 4673 (Support line and information for eating disorders and negative body image)

  • 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 (Support 24/7 if you, or someone you know, is experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence)

  • HeadtoHealth (Mental health and wellbeing information, programs, helplines)

  • MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 (Telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men)

  • QLife 1800 184 527 (Anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships)

  • Relationships Australia 1300 364 277 (Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities)

  • ReachOut Australia (Mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia)

 

USA

  • You Matter (Information and support for young adults on various mental health issues)
     

UK

  • YoungMinds (Information and support for young people, and parent helpline)

 

International

  • Befrienders (Enter your country to find an emotional suicide support helpline)

Remember... Asking for Help is a sign of Courage and Strength!