Below is a list of helplines that may be of interest and use, available to young people and their parents:
Young Adults Helpline (18 - 25 yr old)
Access resources and confidential counselling - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Support, counselling and education for parents.
Mental Health Access Line
Phone the mental health access line 1300 MH CALL (1300 642255), a confidential mental health telephone triage service for Queenslanders that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services.
Medicare rebates are available for a range of mental health treatments, including up to 10 individual consultations and up to 10 group therapy sessions with a mental health professional. You’ll need a referral from a general practitioner, psychiatrist or paediatrician to be eligible.
COVID-19 Temporary Telehealth Services
(Medicare Benefits Schedule)
A number of new temporary MBS Telehealth Services have also been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They are committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.