Our emotional and social wellbeing is important too, just like our physical health. When we have good mental health we’re able tocope better with day to day events. But when we don’t take care of our mental health we can struggle with our feelings and thoughts. If you’re having trouble with your mental health there are a number of support services you can contact that can provide you with advice, counselling and emotional support.
Kids Helpline provides information and counselling for children and young people aged 5 – 25 years.
1800 551 800
www.kidshelp.com.au (counselling is also available online or via email)
Lifeline is a 24-hour telephone counselling service for adults and young people.
Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation which helps young people who are going through a tough time.
National office (03) 9027 0100
Reach Out is an interactive web-based service that assists young people on issues impacting on their mental health and well-being.
Sane Australia is a website with heaps of easy to watch videos, podcasts, fact sheets and even checklists to see if you or a friend may need some help.
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