Resources

The resources below will provide you with more information about anxiety and depression and support you while you recover.

This page has links for:


Helplines


beyondblue Support Service

Call or chat online with a trained mental health professional. We'll be there to listen, offer support and point you in the right direction.

Lifeline

For urgent assistance call Lifeline which is a 24-hour telephone counselling service. 
13 11 14 (cost of a local call)

Kids Help Line

A free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people between five and 25. 1800 55 1800 (free call from land line).

Online interactive programs


e-couch

Interactive self-help program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety and worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss and grief. 

MoodGYM 

A popular interactive program that teaches cognitive-behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. Participation is free and anonymous.

BRAVE

Online program to help you manage worry and anxiety. Includes up to 10 sessions that you can work through at your own pace.

ReachOut NextStep

This online app can help young people who are going through a tough time to access the most appropriate support services for them, based on their own unique symptoms and experiences.

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Useful websites


headspace

Provides support to young people aged 12 to 25 who are going through a tough time, including anxiety, depression, bullying and body image.

ReachOut.com

An online youth mental health service that helps young people with information, support and stories on everything from finding motivation to getting through tough times.

connectEDSpace

connectEDSpace is a website provided by Relationships Australia Victoria with tipsheets, news and useful links to help young people manage problems and issues such as bullying, relationships, stress and mental health, and conflict with parents. 

Bite Back

Share real and personal stories with others, check out videos, blogs and interviews of interesting people, check and track your mental fitness, and get your teeth stuck in to a bunch of activities.

What Works 4 U

Share treatments that worked and learn what treatments other young people found helpful.

Supporting family members with a mental health condition


Young Carers 

Gives you tips on how to look after yourself and the person you are caring for. You can also call their help line on 1800 242 636.

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

Having a parent with a mental illness can be tough. But COPMI have a lot of information and videos to help you get your head around it all. There's also great information for parents too.

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre 

Information to organise services such as home respite care, support workers and residential respite care. You can call them directly on 1800 052 222.

itsallright

Website for young people with a parent or friend affected by mental illness. As well as factsheets and podcasts, you can submit questions and get a referral for more support.

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Drug and alcohol support


DrugInfo 

Provides easy access to information about prevention of alcohol and other drug harms, through publications, a resource centre and seminars.

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

Provides information to the community, users and their families including treatment options and real stories from young people.

National Drugs Campaign

Information for young people about different illicit drugs and where to get help. Also includes a list of state based drug and alcohol info services.

Eating disorders and body image


The Butterfly Foundation 

Represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image, including friends and family. Has a range of resources including a support line – 1800 33 4673.

Eating Disorders Victoria

Support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria. You can call the Eating Disorders Helpline on 1300 550 236.

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Bullying and cyberbullying



CyberSmart

Information on how to deal with online issues including cyberbullying, trolling, digital reputation and sexting.

Bullying No Way!

Provides information on what to do if you are being bullied, been called a bully or know someone who is being bullied.

The Line

Sometimes people make choices that cross the line. This website provides a space to talk about respectful relationships.

Law Stuff

Know your stuff on a range of issues including bullying and cyberbullying for your state.  

Grief and loss


 

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Information about grief and support for people who are grieving.

GriefLine

1300 845 745

Grief helpline that provides telephone support services to individuals and families.

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