It’s important to take care of you before you can effectively take care and support others.
Sharing your problems (whether you’re a child or an adult) with someone really helps, so chat to a trusted person in your life that you feel safe talking to. Talk to a parent, caregiver, family member, friend or friend’s parent, teacher, coach, colleague, your doctor, a mental health professional or psychologist (all public schools should have access to a child psychologist) or for those in the workforce, you can access your free Employee Assistance Program provider. Online programs, chat and support groups and self-help books, sites and apps can also be great ways to keep your mental health in mind.
Or if you want someone else to talk to, you can contact the following help services at any time, for free.
Help lines and websites
13 11 14lifeline.org.au
1800 551 800kidshelpline.com.au
1300 22 4636beyondblue.org.au
1800 187 263sane.org
1800 811 811dvconnect.org
1300 78 99 78mensline.org.au
1300 555 788mhc.wa.gov.au
1300 566 525kookaburrakids.org.au