The Check-in app is your pocket how-to guide for supporting a friend
The Check-in app is your pocket how-to guide for supporting a friend
The Check-in app is your pocket how-to guide for supporting a friend

Going through tough times?
Stress, anxiety and feeling down can affect anyone,
and in fact happens to a lot of us at some point in our lives.

We all have good days and bad days. However, if you're feeling sad, down or anxious and these feelings have started to affect what you would normally enjoy or do, then it's important to find out what's going on and what you can do about it.

Brains can have a mind of their own

Brains are weird. They can keep you up, keep you in, make you feel on edge, or even make it hard to concentrate. If your brain is making life difficult, take the brain quiz to find out more about what you can do.

The BRAVE Program
Anxious? It can get better.

If you are a young person who would like help managing your anxiety, The BRAVE Program is a free interactive, online program you should check out.

The Check-in App
Help someone you know

So you’ve got a friend who you’re worried about. Knowing how to talk to them about it can be the hard part. The Check-in app helps you plan your conversation so you know how you’re going to go about it.

Our forums
connect with others

Our forums are a place where you can share your experience of dealing with tough times, help others work out the hard stuff and learn ways to get better.

How can you help a friend?


Look icon
Look
out for the signs
Want to know more about what to look for? Check out signs and symptoms for anxiety and depression.
Listen icon
Listen
to your friend's experiences
Listening to your friend's experiences is really important. Sometimes you don't even need to say much.
Talk icon
Talk
about what's going on
Talk about what's going on... check out some tips on how to talk about depression and anxiety.
Seek help icon
Seek
help together
Learn about the different types of help available and where you or a friend can go to talk to a professional.
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This website has been established to provide information about anxiety, depression and suicide to young people in Australia aged 12–25. The website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should seek the advice of an appropriately qualified healthcare professional (preferably along with your parent or guardian if you are under 16 years of age) before making decisions about your own circumstances. You should not disregard professional medical advice, or delay seeking it, because of any information contained on this website.