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Teens mental health: services, resources and links

9-15 years

On this page, you and your child can find information about mental health services and resources for teenagers throughout Australia, as well as contact details and links.
If your child tells you he wants to hurt himself or wants to die, seek urgent professional help. Call Lifeline on 131 114 for 24-hour phone counselling. You can also call 000 or go straight to a hospital emergency department.

Australia wide

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)
This organisation develops information for parents and their partners, carers, family and friends in support of children with parents with mental illness. 

headspace
This organisation provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia. 

Kids Helpline – Teens
This is a free and confidential 24-hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone or email and online. Phone 1800 551 800, 24 hours, 7 days.

MindMatters 
This is a mental health initiative for secondary schools that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people.

Reach Out – Mental health issues 
This webpage has links and resources related to a range of mental health issues experienced by young people.

Reach Out – Parents coaching
Reach Out offers free online coaching to parents and carers of teenagers. If you’re worried about your relationship with your teenage child, or worried about your child’s wellbeing or behaviour, coaching can give you strategies to help.

SANE
This organisation provides support to people living with mental illness and their family and friends. It also operates a helpline throughout Australia.

Youth Beyond Blue 
This organisation focuses on the mental health issues of young people aged 12-25 years. It’s particularly aimed at early intervention and prevention.  

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Health – Mental health
This page has contact details for mental health services in the Australian Capital Territory, including information about accessing child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Richmond Fellowship ACT
This organisation provides supported accommodation and rehabilitation for young adults with mental illness, and counselling for their families.

New South Wales

NSW Health – Programs and initiatives for children, adolescents and families
This government website has information about programs for young people with mental illness in New South Wales, including the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). To find out how to access CAMHS in your area, call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, 24 hours, 7 days. 

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Mental Health Line
You can get 24-hour information and support by calling the Northern Territory Mental Health Line on 1800 682 288.

Queensland

Children’s Health Queensland – Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) community clinics 
Young people in Brisbane experiencing mental health issues can be referred to the Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS). Talk to your GP or school counsellor, or contact your nearest community clinic.

South Australia

SA Women’s and Children’s Health Network – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CAMHS provides a range of programs for infants, children and young people in locations throughout South Australia. This webpage has contact details and more information about services provided.

Tasmania

Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS assesses and treats mental health issues in children and young people at different community locations throughout Tasmania. Call the Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388.

The Link
This Hobart youth health service provides free and confidential health services for young people in a safe and friendly environment.

Victoria

Victorian Government Department of Health – Accessing mental health services
This Victorian Government website has information about accessing mental health services in Victoria, including contact details for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) throughout the state.

Orygen Youth Health
This organisation provides services to young people aged 15-25 years with mental health issues in the western and north-western areas of Melbourne. These services include inpatient, acute and outreach services, case management, psychosocial programs, and peer and family support.

Western Australia

WA Department of Health – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
This webpage has information about mental health services for young people in Western Australia and links to contact details for CAMHS clinics throughout the state.

Youth Focus
This organisation supports vulnerable young people in Western Australia by offering a range of mental health services.

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Last updated or reviewed
19-04-2017

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