Mental Health Services
Beyond Blue is the national depression initiative and Australia's leading website on the issue.
BRAVE - from Beyond Blue: BRAVE is a free online program that helps prevent and treat anxiety in young people.
The BRAVE program is a fun and interactive self-help course that supports 8 to 17 year-olds manage anxiety using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques. There is also a separate program for parents, with advice on supporting young people with anxiety.
Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation, supporting young people in local communities, by telephone, and online.
online counselling eheadspace is a confidential online support and counselling service aimed at young people 12 to 25. It's a flexible way to access support in your own time via the internet. Register at www.eheadspace.org.au and then use either the email or web chat features. Webchat allows you to talk one on one with a qualified youth mental health professional and is open 7 days a week, from 4pm to midnight. You can email at any time with a response taking no more than two days. The service is confidential, free and there are no restrictions on the number of times people you can access eheadspace.
The ReachOut.com site provides young people with the information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage mental health difficulties.
Assessment Team (CAT)
CAT services provide treatment and support for people with acute mental illness who can be managed in the community rather than being hospitalised.
Ph: 1300 859 789