We know that everyone has moments of stress and uncertainty in their lives. Of every 30 students in Australia, seven will be dealing with a mental health issue, yet only two will reach out for support, leaving five suffering in silence.
Sadly, most young people dealing with mental health issues do not reach out for help, largely due to stigma.
We've put together a list of resources that can help students, parents, individuals and families. This list is not exhaustive, but we hope you find some support here:
School Based Youth Health Nurse
Please find attached flyer for students.
Need to talk to someone?
Lifeline 13 11 14 (24hrs)
eheadspace 1800 650 890 (internet chat, email or phone for young people 12-25)
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (24/7 specifically for young people 5 to 25)
beyondblue: 1300 224 636 (24/7)
parentline: 1300 30 1300 (specially for parents/carers of children. 8am-10pm 7 days a week)
Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467 (24/7)
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277 (services for individuals, families and communities)
Mens line: 1300 789 978 (24/7 specifically to support men)
- Minus 18 - safe events, resources and volunteer opportunities for LGBTI young people (www.minus18.org.au)
- QLife - national telephone and web counselling service for LGBTI people, families and friends (www.qlife.org.au)
- Open Doors Youth Service: A safe and friendly environment for young LGBTI people where everyone can be themselves without judgment or expectation. (https://www.opendoors.net.au/)
If you require urgent and immediate 24/7 crisis assistance help, please call
- Acute Care Team (QLD) on 1300 642 255
- Mental Health Access Line (NSW) on 1800 011 511