Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources for Parents and Children

See below for a list of great online resources and information for young people if they are in need of extra support.

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Jordan Foster

Clinical Child Psychologist

Headspace

Headspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.

Kids Helpline

Confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Butterfly Foundation

Free and confidential eating disorder support from specialist counsellors over the phone, by email and by online chat.

1800RESPECT

Telephone and online counselling support for sexual assault, domestic, and family violence.

Parent Line (TAS)

The Parent Line offers twenty-four hour information and support for parents throughout Tasmania.

Parent Helpline (SA)

The South Australian Parent Helpline is a telephone information service for parents in South Australia.

Ngala (WA)

Free telephone support service for parents and caregivers of children aged 0 to 18 years who live in WA.

Parent Line (NSW)

A free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 18 who live in NSW.

Parentline (QLD/NT)

A confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Parentline (VIC)

A phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old. Parentline offers confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues.

Lifeline

A national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Beyond Blue

Resources and online and telephone support & treatment advice regarding depression.

Twenty10 - Family and Friends

Being a parent of someone LGBTIQA, or their family & friends can be wonderful and enriching but it can also seem overwhelming and confusing at times too.

Minus18

Minus18 is Australia's charity for LGBTQIA+ youth - improving lives through life-affirming events, education and youth empowerment.

Wear it Purple

Wear it Purple is a student run, not-for-profit organisation that exists to support young people who identify as sexuality and/or gender diverse (i.e. rainbow).