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Resources to support your child's mental health​

We’re here to help you, but understand that helping your child is essential too, so we’ve listed some of the resources we’ve found useful at PMH in the hope they may help. 

Please note that we aren’t endorsing any organisation or service, don’t have any direct connections with them and take no responsibility or liability for them or for any impacts of their actions on you or your family. They are here for informational purposes only. We suggest you contact your doctor in the first instance. 

If you represent an organisation that supports young people with poor mental health and would like to be included, please contact us. 

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Find A Therapist

Looking for a therapist? These organisations may be able to help. If you are looking for more information on treatments, click here (LINK NEEDED) 

 
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Organisations

Learn more about specific organisations and charities that support young people’s mental health. We’ve covered a range of specific services for different mental health conditions to help you help your child. 

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Online Support

Technology offers a range of options for young people to connect and chat with others who can help them without having to see them. From anonymous listening services to text services with trained crisis workers, this section covers a range of online services that can give your child support and comfort. 

Find A Therapist

if you’re looking for a therapist for your child, these organisations may be able to help. Please note that we aren’t endorsing any organisation or service, don’t have any direct connections with them and take no responsibility or liability for them or for any impacts of their actions on you or your family. They are here for informational purposes only. We suggest you contact your doctor in the first instance. 

Australian Association of Family Therapy

The Australian Association of Family Therapy can help you find a family therapists in your area.

Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society’s PsychEngage allows  you to search for psychologists – and create and refine a shortlist before requesting an appointment.

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

The Psychology and Counselling Federation fo Australia has a search function to select Clinical and Provisional therapists who are registered with PACFA. 

Organisations

Learn more about specific organisations and non-profits that support young people’s mental health. Please note that we aren’t endorsing any organisation or service, don’t have any direct connections with them and take no responsibility or liability for them or for any impacts of their actions on you or your family. They are here for informational purposes only. We suggest you contact your doctor in the first instance. 

headspace

headspace focusses on supporting young people with mental health concerns. They offer support in over 100 centres, as well as a national online and phone support service and a national teleheath service to connect young people in regional and rural areas to expert psychiatrists via video consultations. 

Mental Health Australia

Mental Health Australia aims to promote mentally healthy communities, educate Australians on mental health issues and influence mental health reform. Their services include Lived Experience discussion forums

Online Support

Please note that we aren’t endorsing any organisation or service, don’t have any direct connections with them and take no responsibility or liability for them or for any impacts of their actions on you or your family. They are here for informational purposes only. We suggest you contact your doctor in the first instance. 

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue offers a range of information and support, with a specific section focussed on young people. Call 1300 22 4636 or visit the website to access online live chat and other resources. 

headspace

headspace offers support via its headspace centres. In an emergency, call the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467  or visit the website to access online live chat. 

7 Cups

7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support, with listeners available especially for teens to chat confidentially whenever needed. 7 Cups also has teen community forums and chat rooms to share with peers who understand. 

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline offers a range of support for young people, including JOin My Circle, a safe, free online peer support group for 13-25 year olds, as well as a helpline and text service. Call 1800 55 1800 or visit the website to access the lifeline text service

Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. You can contact them via Live Chat, text or on the 24/7 crisis support line.