This article lists help for teens in Australia, but if you, or someone you know, are in crisis and urgently need help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800. If you are in immediate danger, call 000 right now.
List of crisis help for teens in Australia
There is loads of support out there. It’s just building up the courage to make the call, or click. There’s no judgement and you are in control of any conversation you have about your problems and yourself. No one is able to get through life without a little help from time to time. Make the call, click the click, and you’ll start to feel better straightaway. This is your life, it’s time to get it back on track.
• Something for parents: A guide to connecting with your teen •
Friendly help for teens in Australia
|If you want to type, not talk||Kids Helpline WebChat or Lifeline crisis support chat|
|Suicide (15 years+)||Suicide Call Back Service or 1300 659 467|
|Relationship issues and help||The Line or 1800 695 463|
|Domestic violence (this includes boyfriend/girlfriend situations, and you don’t have to be living together for it to be domestic violence)||1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732|
|Alcohol and drugs||Counselling Online|
|Mental health support||eheadspace or 1800 650 890|
|Family relationships||Family Relationship Advice Line or 1800 050 321|
|Support for boys||MensLine Australia or 1300 789 978|
|LGBTI+||QLife or 1800 184 527|
|Depression and anxiety||Youth BeyondBlue or 1300 224 636|
|Helping someone you know||Reach Out|
|Help with life issues||Headspace or Kids Helpline|
Useful apps that can also help
Remember, an app can’t take the place of talking it out with a friend. It definitely can’t take the place of talking to a professional. Seek outside help when you need it. Until then, one of these apps in your pocket might help you get started.
• These are good too: 3 excellent wellbeing apps for teens •
|Manage stress and panic attacks||Headspace, PauseAble and ReachOut Breathe|
|Finding the words to help a friend||The Check-in and Chats For Life|
|Being more positive||Mood Mission|
|Recovering from eating disorders||Recovery Record|
|Build resilience||Super Better|
|Improve your mood||Happify|
|Calm your mind||Smiling Mind|
|Improve your relationships||LoveSmart|
|Manage depression and anxiety||What’s Up?|
Have a think about what you need, then reach out to one of the support groups on our list. You’ve got nothing to lose, and a whole better life to gain.
All the very, very best to you!