find Support & strategies

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

Lifeline

13 11 14

lifeline.org.au
Kids Help Line

1800 551 800

kidshelpline.com.au
Reach Out au.reachout.com
SANE Australia

1800 187 263

sane.org
DV Connect (Womensline)

1800 811 811

dvconnect.org/womensline

Mensline Australia

1300 78 99 78

mensline.org.au
In a life-threatening emergency

000

Mental Health Emergency Response Line

1300 555 788

Find a local mental health service in WA myservices.org.au

Online resources for strategies, tips and advice

Recommended reading

Happy children book
Raising your spirited child book
Baby and child book
Resilience project book
Magic coat book
In my heart book
The feelings series books
The alphabet of the human heart book

Helpful apps

Factsheets