There are many online resources for mental health information and tips. Here are some that you may find helpful.
headspace is an organisation that helps support the mental health of young people aged to 12 to 25 in Australia. For general information on mental health, physical health, work and study or alcohol and other drugs, visit the headspace website. You can also find out where your nearest headspace centre is for in-person support.
Great for those in regional and remote areas but available to all, eheadspace provides free online support and counselling to young people and their families and friends. Connect with a headspace clinician for a one-on-one chat, or join a group chat on a particular topic you’d like help with.
Bite Back is a youth online mental health challenge run by Black Dog Institute, designed to increase happiness and reduce stress over six weekly challenges.
Wot Na Wot Kine
Wot Na Wot Kine is not a support service, but an awareness campaign for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. It is a joint initiative between Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and WA Primary Health Alliance, with community members involved in the planning, filming and production of the campaign. Watch the videos and remember the message: there is no shame in having a yarn.
Online programs and apps can be great ways to keep your mental health in mind. Sharing your problems with someone also really helps, so chat to a parent, teacher, friend or family member that you feel safe talking to.
Or if you want someone else to talk to, you can contact the following help services at any time, for free.