Remember if someone’s life is in immediate danger you should call the emergency number 000
(in Australia – if you are overseas please dial appropriate number).
There are many Australian support services, helplines and websites for adolescents who feel they need to connect with someone to help them feel safe, accepted and heard. Many offer email or web counselling and live chat if you prefer not to call. Also don’t forget your regular GP can be a helpful starting point if you want to talk to someone and would like to setup some ongoing counselling.
Kids Help Line
Call anytime for any reason….or visit their website for more instant help.
1800 55 1800
Suicide Callback Service
24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
1300 65 94 67
13 11 14
National Alcohol and Drug Hotline
1800 250 015
Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.
Helping you understand and work through life’s challenges
Youth Beyond Blue
Helping young people respond to anxiety and depression
Access accurate, up-to-date drug education resources and prevention programs.
Also check out:
Youth Focus, an independent West Australian not-for-profit working to stop youth suicide. Youth Focus works with young people aged 12-25 to help them overcome issues associated with depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts through the provision of free, unlimited and professional face-to-face individual and family counselling and other mental health services.
Brave Program, an interactive online program for the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety. Also programs for parents, designed by The University of Queensland.
Bite Back, an ever-changing space from the Black Dog Institute where young people can discover ways to amplify the good stuff in their life… share real and personal stories with others, check out videos, blogs, interviews with interesting people. They can check and track their mental fitness etc.
You must inform a person of authority if a friend is expressing feelings of being suicidal. You have a duty of care to tell someone like a parent, teacher, counsellor or chaplain.
Remember if someone’s life is in immediate danger you should call the emergency number 000 (in Australia – if you are overseas please dial appropriate number).
Otherwise, you can call Lifeline or other suicide support services to get help.