For more detailed information on all the organisations and programs available for mental health please head to the Department of Health website for all your resource needs at:
Department of Health - Mental Health
Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people between the ages of 5 and 25.
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services
Headspace 1800 650 190
Visit website with loads of articles at
Chat online - https://eheadspace.org.au/
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.
Butterfly Foundation - 1800 33 4673
The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family, and their friends
Blue Knot Foundation - 1300 657 380
Blue Knot Foundation, National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma, provides phone counselling, resources, workshops for adults affected by childhood trauma and abuse. It educates/trains people who support survivors personally or professionally.
beyondblue - 1300 22 4636
Or chat online
beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
FOR PARENTS OF YOUTH
Reach Out - www.reachout.com
ReachOut is Australia's leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. With practical support, tools and tips that help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – also offering support for parents of teenagers.
Kids Helpline - Tips for Parents Page
Parentline - 1300 1300 52
A great source of help when you need counselling in dealing with the stresses of life in helping your family or child through hard times.
Universities with Mental Health Programs
ANU - Australian National University
ANU's e-hub online programs provide interactive self-help and quality information about common mental health problems, based on the best available evidence. The programs can be used anonymously and at your own pace, 24 hours a day from anywhere.
Swinburn University - Mental Health Online https://www.mentalhealthonline.org.au/
Mental Health Online (formerly Anxiety Online) is an online clinic offering information, self-guided mental health assessment, and treatment programs you can do on your own or with therapist support (email or video).