Toolkit

Helpful contacts

There are many places to turn to if you want further help or information. It is tempting to wander the internet when you have a question or you are worried or anxious about something. Sometimes you can find helpful information and sometimes you can get poor advice. It is best to use websites, apps and blogs from well-respected sources such as those with government backing or from an organisation with access to experts who specialise in anxiety. You might like to try:

  1. Headspace – a national youth mental health foundation www.headspace.org.au
  2. Beyondblue have a dedicated youth website called Youth beyondblue or call 1300 224 636 www.youthbeyondblue.com
  3. Kids help line (for young people up to the age of 25 years) - where you can talk to a counsellor. Phone: 1800 55 1800, email a counsellor or do web counselling www.kidshelp.com.au 24 hours a day
  4. Reach out - designed for adolescents with many helpful tips on anxiety http://au.reachout.com
  5. The Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders. Call 1800 33 4673 (between 9am-5pm weekdays) or visit www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
  6. SANE for information and support call 1800 187 263 (between 9am-5pm weekdays) or visit online www.sane.org
  7. Look for a health professional in your area. Go to National Health Services Directory www.nhsd.com.au. Here you will be able to find your closest General Practice, Pharmacy or Hospital.
  8. Lifeline – you can call 13114 or visit www.lifeline.org.au
  9. Mindhealthconnect have a guided search tool that helps you to assess your level of anxiety and then refers you to the best place www.mindhealthconnect.org.au
Created on 28/08/2013 | Updated on 10/12/2015
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