Mental health

Mental health issues are very common among young people. Some signs that you might need to speak to someone about your mental health are if you are:

  • Feeling very anxious, sad, or stressed
  • Having problems sleeping
  • Losing interest in things that you used to enjoy
  • Having thoughts about hurting yourself, or wishing you didn’t exist
  • Attempting to hurt yourself

If you visited your doctor for a health assessment, they may have asked you some questions about your mental health. You can always go back to them if anything comes up, or you want to talk more about anything.

There are also lots of services where you can go for information about mental health:

Kids Helpline – a free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25

W: T: 1800 55 1800

Beyond Blue a mental health organisation that provides free 24/7 online and phone counselling services

W:  T: 1300 224 636

headspace provides information, support, and services to young people aged 12 to 25

W: T: 1800 650 890

Youthfocus – an online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Contains practical tools/tips and peer support to help young people.


THIS WAY UP provider of internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programs, including the Teen Worry and Sadness Program. A prescription is required to access some programs.


Shapes and Sounds – the leading voice for Asian Australian mental health and wellbeing. This website has an extensive list of psychologists, counsellor sand mental health practitioners


In an emergency, contact 000. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call:


Call: 13 11 14 

Text: 0477 131 114

Suicide Call Back Service

T: 1300 659 467