Lots of young people have trouble with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. It really helps to talk to someone. Here are a list of a few places that can help:
Headspace provides support, information and assistance for young people aged 12-25 . If you are experiencing emotional or mental health issues and/or substance use concerns. Support is provided by youth workers, GPs and mental health workers.
All services are free and confidential, appointments with health practitioners are bulk billed through Medicare.
Headspace can also help you find an education or employment program that suits your needs. They also provide project or group activities and programs during the year such as mindfulness, art, personal development, sporting activities and recreational activities.
Tel: 9417 0150
Level 1, Victoria Park (social club building)
CNR Lulie Street & Abbot Street, Abbotsford, VIC
Tel: 9770 5622
62 Playne Street Frankston Vic 3199
eheadspace is a free & confidential secure online service where young people aged 12- 25 or their family can chat online, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
Open from 9am – 1am
Ph: 1800 650 890
YOUTH BEYOND BLUE
This service offers advice and information on mental health and services.
ORYGEN YOUTH HEALTH
Orygen provides mental health services to young people aged between 15-25 years in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne.
Ph: 1800 888 320
24 hour phone line for crisis support and suicide prevention.
Ph: 13 11 14
KIDS HELP LINE
This is a free counselling service for young people across Australia aged between 5-25 years.
Ph: 1800 55 1800