Help is out there.
There is always hope
If you or someone you know, are struggling
While we know that services need to improve, there are many very good options available today to young people in need. We urge all individuals and families in need to seek support, from your trusted GP, health professional and local adolescent mental health service.
For other immediate support services, we encourage you to contact:
A service for young people to call anytime, for any reason.
1800 55 1800
LIFE LINE AUSTRALIA
Australia’s leading suicide prevention service that exists so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.
An interactive space featuring young people's stories of hope and recovery.
SANE is for people with recurring, persistent or complex mental health issues and trauma, and for their families, friends and communities.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.
Suicide Call Back Service is a free nationwide service providing 24/7 phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.
Below are some helpful media, published works and stories of lived experience that may be helpful in educating people of support in a young person's life.
At a glance
SANE provides some factsheets on complex mental health conditions, their treatment and challenging life circumstances including
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sometimes the most valuable stories to hear are from people who have ridden the wave and come out the other side.
Stories of hope from like minded people.
A free and confidential mental health check for those 18+.