Resources for young people

Mental health

Eating Disorders Victoria | 1300 550 236

Butterfly foundation | 1800 33 4673
Butterfly Foundation is the national charity for all Australians impacted by eating disorders and body image issues, and for the families, friends and communities who support them

Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorder Appointments (RCH) | 9345 6180

Kids Help Line | 1800 55 1800

Beyond blue | 1300 224 636

Lifeline | 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service | 1300 659 467

Mental Health Line (NSW) | 1800 011 511

South Asian Therapists (mental health)

The TeenSTRONG course (six modules) (Needs clinician referral first)

A website with links to ReachOut Breathe app; ReachOut worry time app; Black Dog Institute snapshot (18+) & Self-help for Anxiety Management app and other apps (healthy relationships, breakup etc)

eHeadspace | 1800 650 890
A free and confidential telephone and online service for young people aged 12-25. Qualified youth mental health professionals provide support to young people worried about their mental health or experiencing issues such as depression, bullying and isolation. Support is also available to concerned parents or carers. 9am – 1pm, 7 days / week.

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

Sexuality and sexual health

Sexual Health Youth App
This free app includes information on what sex is, your legal rights, consent, contraception, protection against STIs, and pregnancy, plus a range of answers you didn’t even know you had questions about. 
IRL is a sexual health app that is free to download, gender and sexuality neutral, frank, honest, taboo-free and medically accurate. It is underwritten by sexual health doctors, nurses and teachers.

Let them know
Program which sends free SMS (can be anonymous) or email to partners recommending they get tested and treated.


Q Life (LGBTIQ) | 1800 184 527
A free telephone and web counselling, referral and information service for Victorian and Tasmanian LGBTIQ communities and their supporters.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre | 9341 6214
Free, confidential, anonymous, sexual health service, fact sheets and national STI management guidelines. 580 Swanston St Carlton

Sexual Health Victoria | 1800 013 952 
Sexual Health information on a wide array of topics and healthcare

Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service | 9345 6175
The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Gender Service aims to improve the physical and mental health outcomes of children and adolescents who are trans or gender diverse. Being trans or gender diverse is seen as part of the natural spectrum of human diversity.

Transcend Aus
(trans young people, parents and carers)            

Refugee and Asylum Seekers

Service directory                                  

Referral options: legal

Youth law website | 9067 6510
Do you have a question about work? For free and confidential legal advice you can ask a question at this site or contact them via telephone


The Young People’s Health Service (YPHS) | 9453 8590 
Frontyard Youth Services, 19 King Street, Melbourne
The Young People’s Health Service (YPHS) provides primary health care and opportunistic and strategic health interventions to adolescents and young adults (12-24 years) who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness or marginalization 

Alcohol and drugs

The Youth Support and Advocacy Service (alcohol and drugs) | 0439 415 8881

The Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre | 1800 250 015

General / relationships

Family Relationship Advice Line | 1800 050 321
Provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. It is for anyone -including stepparents, young people and friends – affected by family relationship or separation issues. Referrals to local services are also offered.
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 10-4                                                                                                    

Nurse on Call | 1300 60 60 24

1800 MYLINE (relationships / issues for young people) | 1800 695 46

Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800

Family Relationship Advice Line | 1800 050 321

Better Health Channel Victoria (Medicare, services, consent)

Sexual assault / abuse / exploitation / domestic violence

Bravehearts: (child sexual assault / exploitation) | 1800 272 831

Sexual Assault Crisis Line | 1800 806 636

1800 RESPECT (Sexual, family & domestic violence) | 1800 737 732

Safe Steps (women and children victims) | 1800 015 188

Safer Families
Online healthy relationships tools

Child Protection | 13 12 78

Child Abuse Protection Service (CAPS) | 1800 688 009
Telephone support workers offer information, referral and ongoing support to those affected by child abuse, concerned about the welfare of a child, or needing family or parenting support.

The Orange Door
Free service for children, young people and adults experiencing or have experienced family violence

Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre Victoria
Provides information and referral to local services and support groups (but not counselling)

Online Safety

Indigenous online safety resources for young people (videos)

Safety Commissioner resources for young people

Better Health Channel: Internet addiction