Information and Support Agencies – helplines, online counselling and useful websites
Como Secondary College
ANXIETY ONLINE FACEBOOK PAGE
Anxiety Online Facebook page : Anxiety Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems.
HEADSPACE FACEBOOK PAGE
Headspace Facebook Page : We help young people going through a tough time at our centres and through online and telephone support.
www.kidshelp.com.au: online counselling and support.
WEBSITES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE REGARDING HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Many young people like using the Internet to find information. To get a preliminary idea of what you or a loved one might be going through, the internet is a great place to start. Be selective, as the quality of information on the Internet varies greatly. Some sites that young people report finding helpful follow.
ReachOut is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service that is accessed by more than 4,500 people every day. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing practical information, tools and support to young people for everyday troubles to really tough times.
ReachOut Toolbox has the “best Apps for your Brain and Mind” – The Toolbox is a collection of health and wellbeing apps endorsed by professionals and reviewed by people under 25
MIND HEALTH CONNECT
Mind Health Connect provide online therapy services and crisis support services as well as information on high prevalence conditions such as depression and anxiety.
THE BRAVE PROGRAM
The BRAVE program is an online program that provides teenagers and their parents with information and skills to help cope with worries and anxiety.
GET THE FACTS
Get the Facts gives young people in WA advice and accurate information on relationships and safer sex. You can read information pages, check out the animations, have your question answered confidentially by a health professional and listen to true stories
Beyond Blue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma. Youth Beyond Blue works to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to maintain their own good mental health and wellbeing, and recognise symptoms in people close to them, in order to prevent the development of a mental health condition.
Headspace support young people aged 12 – 25 going through a tough time. Support in mental health, general health, sexual health, family and relationships issues, housing and accommodation, alcohol and drug issues.
Youth Focus is a Western Australian community based organisation with expertise in providing practical and effective support for young people 12 to 18yrs of age and their families, who are experiencing depression, anxiety or showing early signs associated with suicide.
Palmerston aims to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs on people, families and community by offering tailored responses to their desired goals
THE SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE
The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 years
Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
The e-hub research and development group is based at the Australian National University and provides free and anonymous online mental health services that are rigorously researched and based on the best available scientific evidence. All E-Hub programs are anonymous, available 24/7 and free of charge to consumers.
- BluePages: Comprehensive, evidence-based information about depression and its treatment (including medical, psychological and alternative therapies).
- myCompass: myCompass is free online, interactive self-help program. myCompass is designed to address mild to-moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and .
- MoodGYM: A popular interactive program that teaches cognitive-behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.
- E-couch: E-hub’s latest interactive self-help program includes modules for social anxiety, generalised anxiety and depression.
- Beacon: Provides consumers and professionals with information about e-health online applications for mental health and physical health disorders.