Helpful Resources

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Kids helpline is a free private helpline aimed at assisting Australians from 5 to 25 years old with their mental health and wellbeing. They provide assistance through phone, email or online counselling. They are a 24/7 service.

Phone: 1800 55 1800

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Youth Beyond Blue provides a 24/7 phone counselling service and an online chat option for youth to discuss their mental health and concerns.

Phone: 1300 22 4636

https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/

Headspace supports young people 12 – 25, with mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol support, and educational and vocational support. They offer assistance through telehealth or through an online forum.

https://headspace.org.au/

Support services, guidance and materials to make sure students are healthy and safe at your school.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/health/Pages/default.aspx

This is a support service for being anyone having a personal crisis and for suicide prevention through a phone helpline, a text service, crisis support chat and help resources.

Call: 131 114

https://www.lifeline.org.au/

This service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

Call: 1300 659 467

https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

A non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life. The Phone app for Smiling Mind is Free, and they have a COVID 19 Support page.

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/covid19-support-page

Raising Children website provides a range of information to parents to assist with the raising of children. Please see the link below for health tips and guidance for parents during the Coronavirus pandemic.

https://raisingchildren.net.au/guides/a-z-health-reference/coronavirus-and-children-in-australia

The Victorian Government has partnered with headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation to develop SAFEMinds: Schools And Families Enhancing Minds, a comprehensive learning and resource package that will enhance the capacity of school communities to effectively identify children and young people with early signs of mental health issues, offer school-based interventions and refer appropriately when needed.

Information available for schools and for families.

https://deecd.tech-savvy.com.au/course/view.php?id=6&section=2

A service for men with emotional or relationship concerns providing phone and online counselling.

Call: 1300 78 99 78

https://mensline.org.au/

Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders offers a multitude of services and programs that provide support, treatment, prevention, early intervention, education and training.

https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/

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