Helplines and resources

Helplines / services / resourcesContact
1800 RESPECTCounselling line for anyone who has experienced, or is at risk of, physical or sexual violence.1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) 1800respect.org.au
BraveheartsOpen to anyone wanting information, advice, referrals & support regarding child sexual assault.1800 272 831
bravehearts.org.au
Bullying. No Way!Provides trustworthy & practical information about bullying for educators, families & young people.bullyingnoway.gov.au
Butterfly FoundationSupport, treatment, prevention, early intervention, education & training regarding eating disorders.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Child Protection & Family ServicesIf you are a victim of child abuse or know a child needing protection.13 21 11
Consent & boundariesA good resource: The Complete Guide to Teaching Kids Consent at Every Age.healthline.com/health/parenting/
Cool Kids Anxiety ProgramA 10-week program that teaches children (7 – 17 yo) & their parents how to better manage a child’s anxiety.Cool Kids Anxiety Program
CyberbullyingThe Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner deals with cyberbullying, image-based abuse and illegal & harmful content. Report concerns & learn how to have safer, more positive experiences online.esafety.gov.au/parents
esafety.gov.au/report
Driving safelyAn App that sends an alert when your teen arrives safely at their destination. See things like top speed, texting while driving, receive a notification in the event of a crash & more.life360.com
DrugInfoA telephone & online service for anyone who needs relevant, up-to-date facts about alcohol & other drugs.1300 858 584
adf.org.au/drug-facts
Domestic Violence LineCounselling, info & referrals for those experiencing or who have experienced domestic & family violence.1800 656 463
facs.nsw.gov.au/domestic- violence/helpline
eheadspaceSupport for young people aged 12 – 25 worried about their mental health or experiencing issues such as depression, bullying & isolation. Support is also available to concerned parents or carers.1800 650 890
headspace.org.au/eheadspace
Family Relationship Advice LineInformation & advice for anyone – including step-parents, young people & friends – affected by family relationship or separation issues.1800 050 321
familyrelationships.gov.au
Stay healthy HSCA good online resource for HSC students & parents to ensure their wellbeing.education.nsw.gov.au/student-wellbeing/stay-healthy-hsc
The Kidman Centre UTSA mental health treatment and research unit specialising in evidence-based treatments for children, teenagers, young adults and their families.uts.edu.au/research/kidman-centre
Kids HelplineProvides free & completely confidential telephone & online counselling services to young people aged 5 – 25 years old for any reason.1800 551 800
kidshelpline.com.au
LifelineA generalist & crisis telephone counselling, information & referral service, provided by trained volunteers who are supported by professional staff. 13 11 14
lifeline.org.au
National Alcohol & Other Drug HotlineProvides confidential advice about alcohol & other drugs.1800 250 015 campaigns.health.gov.au/drughelp
NSW Rape CrisisA telephone & online crisis counselling service for anyone who has been affected by sexual violence.1800 424 017
nswrapecrisis.com.au
Parent LineSupport is available for issues such as behavioural & emotional problems, discipline, adolescent issues, family relationships, sole parent issues, school problems, childcare & juvenile justice. You don’t have to be in crisis to reach out for help.1300 130 052
parentline.org.au
QLifeProvides anonymous peer support & referral services for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI). 1800 184 527
qlife.org.au
SANE AustraliaProvides information, guidance & referrals to people who are affected by or need support to manage mental health concerns.1800 187 263
sane.org
Smiling MindAn online & app-based program to improve the wellbeing of young people through mindfulness meditation. Provides age-specific content.smilingmind.com.au
Study Without StressA program for students in Years 10 – 12 with resources to approach & overcome the stress associated with heavy workload & exams.Centre for Emotional Health Clinic
Suicide Call Back ServiceFor people 15 years & older who are affected by suicide, which can include feeling suicidal, being worried about someone, caring for someone suicidal, being bereaved by suicide.1300 659 467
suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Youth BeyondBlueFor young people aged 12 – 25 years old, who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation.1300 224 636
youthbeyondblue.com
Youth Law AustraliaProviding free, confidential legal information & help for young people under 25.yla.org.au