R U OK?
R U OK’s mission is to inspire and empower people to meaningfully connect with those around them and support anyone struggling with life. While suicide prevention is an enormously complex and sensitive challenge, R U OK says there is power in that simplest of questions – “Are you ok?”. By taking the time to ask “Are you ok?” and listen, we can help people struggling with life feel connected long before they even think about suicide. Visit the R U OK? website.
Lifeline Call 13 11 14
Lifeline offer a free 24-hour telephone counselling service. Anyone can call Lifeline at any time. As well as providing telephone counselling, Lifeline can provide you with information about other support services available in your area. Go to Lifeline website.
Kids Helpline is a 24-hour, seven day a week counselling service for Australian young people aged between 5 and 25 years. Kids Helpline talk to more than 6,000 kids each week, about all sorts of problems. Go to the Kids Helpline website.
The Parent Hub
The Parent Hub has been designed as an educational site for parents looking to learn more about what kids are likely to see online. Brought to you by Dolly’s Dream, the site covers topics such as bullying, stranger danger, porn, respectful relationships, and more. Go to the website.
National Centre Against Bullying
The National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB), an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, is a peak body working to advise and inform the Australian community on the issue of childhood bullying and the creation of safe schools and communities, including the issue of cyber safety. Visit the NCAB website here. You can also read the following fact sheets for more information on bullying How to deal with bullying, Working with your child’s school and Signs of bullying.
Beyond Blue Call 1300 22 4636
A 24/7 phone or online service to connect people with trained mental health professionals. Their website also provides information for parents and young people. Go to the Beyond Blue website.
ReachOut.com provides specially targeted information to help any young person who visits the service. When they visit ReachOut.com, a young person will be guided to practical tools designed just for their needs, even when they don’t know what they’re looking for. Go to the Reachout website.
Headspace Call 1800 650 890
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. Go to the Headspace website.