It's so important to have the right support when times are tough - so you can keep being there for your family.
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Finding the right support can be challenging. But persist to find the support that’s right for you - there's plenty out there and it can make all the different to you and your family.
What you can do
- Find a trusted friend, colleague or family member to confide in.
- Find a health professional through a referral from your GP (doctor).
- Check out the list of services below or download our information sheet which contains this information. These are just a sample of the support services available to you and your family.
- Create wallet cards for you and your child or program numbers into your phones. Make a ‘support hand’ for you and your child to reassure them you’ll both have someone to call on when you need to talk problems through.
Get support now
- beyondblue | Information about depression and anxiety
- Black Dog Institute | Information about mood disorders
- Kids Helpline | Counselling service for children and youth aged 5-25 — 24 hour confidential telephone support call 1800 55 1800
- Lifeline | 24 hour confidential telephone support — call 13 11 13
- MensLine | Online support, information and referral service, relationship problems — 24 hour confidential telephone support call 1300 78 99 78
- Parentline | Support, counselling and parent education — 1300 30 1300 from 8am-10pm, 7 days a week
- Raising Children Network | Information on child development, behaviour, health, nutrition, fitness, play, learning, communication, education, entertainment, sleep and safety — from newborns to teens
- ReachOut.com | Online youth mental health service
- Read the Signs | Guide to seeking help
- Relationships Australia | Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities
- SANE Australia Helpline | Helpline and details on signs and syptoms of mental illness
- Strong Bonds | Information for family members, carers or friends worried about a young person
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