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Services for families and the community

Your school will have local services you can recommend to families. You can also share this sa.gov.au information with families:

www.sa.gov.au/topics/education-and-learning/health-wellbeing-and-special-needs/mental-health-and-education-children-up-to-18

Helplines

Lifeline

Free, confidential, telephone and online personal crisis support and suicide prevention services.

13 11 14

www.lifeline.org.au

Parent Helpline

Telephone information and support at any time. For parents of children aged 0 to 12 years old.   

1300 364 100 (local call cost within South Australia)

www.cyh.com/SubContent.aspx?p=102

Counselling

eheadspace

Free online and telephone support and counselling. For young people aged 12 to 25, and their families and friends.

1800 650 890

headspace.org.au/eheadspace

kids helpline     

A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service. For 5 to 25 year olds.

1800 551 800

kidshelpline.com.au

Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Free and confidential counselling and psychological services for Aboriginal children, young people, adults and families.

8392 3500

nunku.org.au/our-services

Our place

A free specialist counselling service. A safe space to talk for young people under 25 who identify as LGBTIQ+. Also for their loved ones.

8202 5190

https://www.unitingcommunities.org/service/community-support/lgbtiqa-support

QLife

An anonymous and free LGBTIQ+ peer support and referral for people in Australia who want to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

1800 184 527

qlife.org.au

Suicide call back service

A nationwide service with professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling. For people who are affected by suicide. Call back cannot be on silent numbers.

1300 659 467

www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Uniting Communities mental health and counselling

Services that support adults and young people, including those bereaved by suicide.

1800 615 677

https://www.unitingcommunities.org/service/families-and-young-people/mental-health-and-counselling

Youth Beyond Blue

Mental health information and access to phone and online support. For young people aged 12 to 25.

1300 22 4936

www.youthbeyondblue.com

Information and support

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

An online information resource for the SA Aboriginal community and service providers. For people who are going through grief.

aboriginalgriefandloss.ahcsa.org.au

Beyond Blue

Information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. For all ages and all places in Australia. Call, chat, email or online forums.

1300 22 4636

www.beyondblue.org.au

bfriend

Mentoring, support, information and referral for people coming out as LGBTIQ+, and their families.

8202 5190

www.unitingcommunities.org/mental-health-counselling/lgbtiq-services-bfriend

Outreach programs

Anglicare – support

The suicide prevention service is a free program with outreach to individuals who have strong suicidal ideation. Living beyond suicide is a free program in metropolitan Adelaide providing support to families and individuals bereaved through suicide.

1300 07 7798 or 1300 76 1193

anglicaresa.com.au/support/suicide-support

StandBy Support after suicide

A free suicide postvention outreach program for country South Australia. It provides support and assistance for people and communities bereaved through suicide.

Northern country 0438 728 644
Southern country 0437 752 458

standbysupport.com.au

Mental health services

Ascend Youth suicide prevention program

A youth suicide intervention program. It is support for young people up to age 25 who are at risk of suicide or self-harm.

8303 6660

centacare.org.au/service/ascend-youth-suicide-intervention-program

Child and Adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)

A free, mental health service offered by the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. It provides services for infants, children and young people who have moderate to severe and complex emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

To discuss a referral to CAMHS call 1300 222 647

www.wch.sa.gov.au/services/az/divisions/mentalhealth/traumainf/index.html

Headspace centres

For young people between ages 12 to 25. It is for people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs. They also have work and study support.

headspace.org.au/headspace-centres