Useful Resources for Parents & Carers
If you or your child want more information about depression and anxiety, or would like to speak to someone over the phone, please check out the following organisations and helplines. You’ll also find some other resources referred to in the PiP modules.
Mental health resources for parents/carers
Phone: 1300 224 636.
Email or chat online at www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport
Learn more about depression and anxiety, or talk it through with support services at Beyond Blue.
Head to Health provides access to trusted mental health and wellbeing information, online programs and digital resources.
Phone: 1800 650 890.
eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12 to 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
Phone: 13 11 14.
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.
If you would like to find a registered psychologist in your area, the Australian Psychological Society Find a Psychologist service can assist with this. You can also speak to your GP about getting a referral to a psychologist.
Mental health resources for young people
Phone: 1300 22 4636.
Youth Beyond Blue’s website for young people aged 12 to 15. If you need to talk to someone, find more information or find out where you can go to see someone contact the beyondblue support service.
Headspace helps young people aged 12 to 25 who are going through a tough time, providing support for problems like depression, anxiety, bullying and body image.
Phone: 1800 650 890.
eheadpsace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12 to 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
Other resources for parents and young people
Resources to support LGBTQIA+ young people
A peer led online chat for LGBTQIA+ young people in Australia.
Australia-wide, anonymous, peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about issues relating to sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships. Phone and web-chat available.
Resources for financial, accommodation, and legal advice
The services listed below can provide referral information for families struggling with accommodation, finances, family violence, and other specialist services in each state.
Free, confidential legal information and advice for young people under 25, Australia wide.
Services by state: