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.
Resources for parents/carers
Phone: 13 22 89
Parentline is a phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old, offering confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues.
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
Headspace 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 http://www.psychology.org.au/FaP/. You can also speak to your GP about getting a referral to a psychologist.
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.
Phone: 1800 55 1800
A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.