Support Services

 

  • Kids helpline - A 24 hour support line for kids. Call 1800 55 1800
  • Beyond Blue - The National Depression Inititative. This is an EXCELLENT resource for people suffering from anxiety or depression or even for those who support people suffering from these very real and life altering conditions. It's not a health service or a contact service. It is instead an information resource for those wanting to know more about depression and how to treat it.
  • Sane.org - resources and information for Youth and people affected by mental illnesses. There is an online helpline designed to provide referral to services and professionals who can assist with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness as. The SANE Helpline is also available on 1800 688 382 (9-5 on weekdays).
  • Dr Ken Rigby's Bullying Pages -has lots of information about bullying in schools and what to do about it.
  • Lifeline - Call 13 11 14 to talk to a Lifeline counsellor.
  • Lifeline Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1300 651 251
  • Reach Out - This is a site designed to inspire young people to help themselves. With topics like "Sorting stuff out", "Finding help" and "Chilling out" there are some wonderful ideas to touch young people looking for guideance and direction.
  • QUIT smoking! This is the QUIT line homepage. Their phone number is 131848
  • Resilience Help
  • Parenting Report - provides ideas and support for parents in raising healthy, happy kids.
  • Parent Link Australia - An ACT site that has lots of parenting tips. It also provides information on services available to families in the ACT.
  • How to Drug Proof Your Kids - provides information about a program for parents to help them to address the issue of drugs with their kids.
  • Drug Safe - Life Education Australia information on dealing with drug issues in the family.
  • Seasons For Growth - provides information about a program developed to support young people to understand and manage the grief that is experienced because of the loss of a parent or significant other through death, separation or divorce.
  • The Search Institute - want to know more about raising resilient kids? This site looks at assets that help to increase the resilience of our children and how these can be promoted by family, school and community.
  • ADHD in Schools - provides information on alternative therapies, and parent resources.
  • Drug - Arm - this site has information about specific drugs and their effects as well as other resources for parents.
  • Resiliency in Action provides access to the latest research-based strategies to help individuals and families to move from crisis and stress to resilience.