Links to Support Services

Links For Young People

Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800

This is a free 24 hour telephone counselling support service for all children and young people who need to chat to someone.

ReachOut!

ReachOut provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues through to tough times.

Headspace

Headspace is National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.

Metropolitan Youth Help

Metropolitan Youth Health, within the Women’s and Children’s Health Network, provides clinical health services to young people in our community aged 12 – 25 with a focus on young people under 18 years.

Young Adult Health and Wellbeing

This is a list resources designed to support young people to understand and manage their feelings, live healthy, manage relationships, obtain accurate information on drugs and alcohol, and in living as a young person within 21st Century Australia.

The Charter of Rights

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care states simply and clearly the rights of children and young people who are under the guardianship or in the custody of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

Links For Parents Living with Teenagers

ABCD: Parenting

ABCD: Parenting young adolescents is a program for parents of children who are about to enter their teenage years. ABCD helps parents understand the challenges their children face as they negotiate this critical period in their lives.

Parenting SA

A South Australian organisation that provides a range of resources and support services for parents. This includes the Parenting Easy Guides (PEGS), an invaluable source of information for parents dealing with children and young people.

Australian Childhood Foundation

Is a leading provider of resources and information to parents, caregivers and professionals, with a special focus on the prevention of child abuse, neglect and family violence.

Links For Adults Looking for Extra Support

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Mental Health Services - 13 14 65

Provide initial assessment and crisis intervention for individuals and families who are at a point of crisis, or require additional support or advice regarding their mental health needs. They are available 24/7.

SA Gov Crisis Helplines

This SA Government page provides helpful phone numbers to various services that you can use in emergencies or when you need someone to talk to about an urgent or difficult situation.

MoodGYM

MoodGYM is a free self help online program that teaches cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people who are vulnerable to depression and anxiety.

Beyoundblue

Beyondblue is an Australian organisation that provides information on anxiety, depression and suicide .

Links For Youth Agencies and Schools

Operation Flinders Foundation

Operation Flinders Foundation is a South Australian based charitable organisation that runs a world leading wilderness adventure program for young offenders and young people at risk.

Rock & Water Program

Rock & Water is an innovative psycho-physical program for boys and girls in primary school, secondary school, youth work, mental care and children with autism spectrum disorders.

Grief & Loss: What Teachers Can Do

This resource provides practical advice to teachers about understanding and managing violence within young people. It is written by Dr. Bruce Perry who is a leader in understanding violence, trauma and brain functioning in children and young people.