helpline

List of helpful websites to give you all the help and advice you need.

Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800
National 24 Hour Telephone Counselling Service for Children and Young People in Australia. You can email counsellors and get other help.
www.kidshelp.com.au

Youthbeyondblue
Youthbeyondblue is the arm of BEYONDBLUE that has a specific focus on young people aged 12 to 25 years. Youthbeyondblue programs and projects centre on early intervention and prevention of high prevalence mental health problems for young people and also on raising community awareness.
www.youthbeyondblue.com

Reach
Reach believes that every young person should have the support and self-belief they need to fulfil their potential and dare to dream.

Our national school and community-based programs are run for young people and designed to promote their mental health and wellbeing. All our programs are run by the young Reach Crew, so there's no preaching - just young people inspiring young people to believe that, no matter what their circumstances, they can achieve.

Reach creates safe and supportive spaces where teenagers can share stories and experiences honestly. A place where they can increase their self-belief, discover who they are and recognise that they're not alone.
www.reach.org.au

Child Abuse Prevention Service
Online home of Carer and Parent Support and Child Abuse Prevention Service.CAPS aims to improve outcomes for children by delivering family support, prevention and community education services.
www.childabuseprevention.com.au

Australian Council on Children and the Media
Australia's best source of up-to-date information about media and children, for parents and caregivers, professionals, students and researchers.
www.childrenandmedia.org.au

Sexual Assault Crisis Line
The Sexual Assault Crisis Line Victoria (SACL) is a state-wide, after-hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling service for victim/survivors of both past and recent sexual assault.
www.sacl.com.au

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria
The Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria) was established in October 2002 to provide assistance to victims of family violence and sexual assault and to work with families and communities affected by violence.
www.fvpls.org

Make A Noise
Loads of great info about youth suicide, youth voice and healthy bodies.
www.makeanoise.org

Reach Out!
Reach Out. Find Out. Move On.
Reach Out! is a service that helps young people get through tough times. It provides information and support on a range of issues including:

  • depression and anxiety;
  • drugs and alcohol;
  • family, friends and relationships problems;
  • suicide, loss and grief;
  • sex and sexuality;

And dealing with the pressures of school and university.
www.reachout.com.au

Somazone
Somazone is a website that was developed by young people for young people. Somazone provides fast, free, anonymous access to quality assured information. A program of the Australian Drug Foundation, Somazone is a valuable resource for young people.
www.somazone.com.au

Child and Youth Health
Child and Youth Health provides support for South Australian families through a range of services aimed at enhancing the health status and development of children and young people. Services include:

  • parenting support;
  • health checks for children and young people;
  • support for families and children with special needs;

And provision of health information for parents and young people.
www.cyh.com.au

Australian Drug Foundation
The Australian Drug Foundation provides effective drug prevention for everyone. For over 45 years, the ADF has been making a difference. As a non-government, not for profit organisation, the ADF knows its community and knows how to help.
www.adf.org.au

OxyGen A joint initiative of Smarter than Smoking Project, Quit SA and Quit Victoria
OxyGen is the only Australian website dedicated to informing young people about tobacco and its use in Australia. Information on OxyGen aims to encourage young people to explore all the facts about smoking and the tobacco industry.
www.oxygen.org.au

Quit Victoria
Quit Victoria is dedicated to eliminating the pain, illness and suffering caused by tobacco. Quit is a joint initiative of The Cancer Council Victoria, VicHealth, Department of Human Services and the National Heart Foundation which provide funding and considerable health promotion expertise to assist Quit's work.
www.quit.org.au

Lawstuff Know Your Rights
The National Children's and Youth Law Centre is an independent, non-profit organisation working for all Australians under the age of 25.
www.lawstuff.org.au

Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.

While our work over the past five decades has helped reduce the number of deaths, cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) remains one of Australia's most devastating health problems.
www.heartfoundation.org.au

Nutrition Australia
Nutrition Australia is a non-government, non-profit, community based-organisation with offices in all states and territories. Nutrition Australia is an independent body that aims to promote the health and well-being of all Australians.
www.nutritionaustralia.org

Surf Life Saving Australia
Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia's major water safety and rescue authority, and is one of the largest volunteer organisations in the country. Our mission is to provide a safe beach and aquatic environment throughout Australia. Our core business areas are:

  • Lifesaving and water safety
  • Surf sports
  • Education and training

Organisational development, including leadership and personal development.
www.sls.com.au

Australian Dental Association
Australia's most comprehensive dental portal containing information for the general public, health professionals, ADA members, consumers and the media.
www.ada.org.au

Bullying. No way!
School communities around Australia can increase understanding about the issues surrounding bullying, harassment and violence, hear others' stories, find out about resources, and share strategies and success stories across the nation.
www.bullyingnoway.gov.au

Cybersmart Internet and mobile safety advice and activities
Cybersmart provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.
www.cybersmart.gov.au

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