External support services available to assist young people with a range of challenges.
Kids Helpline - (24/7) phone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation – Free information and support for health and wellbeing, relationships, work and study, and alcohol and other drugs.
Melbourne City Mission Frontyard Youth Service – Free health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12-24 who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Phone (03) 9977 0077
Minus18 – Supporting LGBTQIA+ youth through events, education, advocacy and youth empowerment.
ReachOut – Online mental health support and free apps for young people.
Smiling Mind – A free mindfulness and meditation app with dedicated programs for young people.
The Drum Service – Programs and events made by young people, for young people.
What's OK at Home? – This website helps you to work out what's okay in a family and what's not. It tells you what you can do if someone in your family is hurting or abusing you or another member of your family.
Youth Beyond Blue – Aims to empower young people aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for them to respond to anxiety and depression.
Youth Central – The Victorian Government's website for young people aged 12-25, providing information on a range of topics.
Ygender – A peer led social support and advocacy group for trans/gender-diverse young people.
Youth Support and Advocacy Service – Support to help young people and families to overcome problems associated with substance use, mental health and behaviours such as offending and self-harm.
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