FOR WHEN YOU OR YOUR MATES NEED AN EXTRA HAND
One Eighty itself does not provide crisis intervention or counselling. However, below are a list of services that can provide help and information. You can also contact your local doctor who can refer you to a mental health professional.
If you or someone you know know are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.
A 24/7 free telephone counselling service for all ages
Website | 13 11 14
SUICIDE CALLBACK SERVICE
National service providing 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide
Website | 1300 659 467
Australia’s national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged 5-25
Website | 1800 55 1800
A professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men
Website | 1300 78 9978
VETERANS ANS VETERANS FAMILIES COUNSELLING SERVICE
Provides 24/7 free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, as well as relationship and family counselling to address issues that can arise due to the unique nature of military service
Website | 1800 011 046
National Youth Mental Health Foundation - Information, resources and services for mental health for young people 12-25
Provides information and support so that everyone in Australia can achieve their best possible mental health
Online mental health organisation for young people and their parents, with practical support, tools and tips
BLACK DOG INSTITUTE
Provides clinical information, support and free online mental health programs for all Australians
SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE
Provides direct support to people bereaved by suicide and provides training and resources to the public online, as well as education, health and welfare professionals
National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health - Deliver research, policy development, clinical services, and evidence-based training and education
Website | ChatSafe Guidelines for talking about suicide safely online
Cognitive behaviour website teaches people to use ways of thinking that will help prevent and reduce depression.
THIS WAY UP
This Way Up is run by the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression in Sydney. It offers free information on depression and anxiety disorders, and brief online courses designed to help a person learn to overcome these disorders.
Mindspot is a free telephone and online service for Australians with depression and anxiety problems. It provides mental health screening assessments, therapist-guided treatment courses and referrals to help people recover and stay well.
ADHD SUPPORT AUSTRALIA
ADHD Support Australia is a social enterprise created by Northern Beaches ADHD parent – Vivian Dunstan. Their mission is to support and empower you to live your best life with ADHD. And their vision is to build a thriving community, both face-to-face and online, to enhance your life outcomes via support, guidance and information at whatever stage you’re at, whatever your circumstances and wherever you are in the world.
FAMILY REFERRAL SERVICES
Family Referral Services are intended to link vulnerable children, young people in need of assistance, and their families, with the most appropriate available support services in their local areas. The organisation assists children, young people, and families who do not meet the statutory threshold for child protection intervention, but would benefit from accessing specific services to address current problems, prevent escalation, and foster a protective and nurturing environment. Services include but are not limited to mental health services.
GLAM – LGBTIQA+ Youth Support Group
GLAM is a social support group for young people aged 12 to 21 of diverse genders and sexualities. It provides a sense of belonging, an enjoyable space to socialise and learn about the LGBTQIA+ community, build up trust, respect and friendships, have fun, and access support if needed. GLAM provides an environment that is nonjudgmental as well as physically and emotionally safe. You can discuss issues that are important to you, make friends, be yourself and have fun. The group meets one week night a fortnight and has a social and educational focus. On a social level, the group gets out and about for dinner, coffee and movies. The group also participates in planning events and exploring issues on relationships, making connections, sexuality and coming out.
AND if you're after a bit of light reading, here is the free (and public) link to the leading global child and adolescent psych textbook. It goes into extreme depth on most mental disorders, and gives information about treatment and symptoms, and how to identify and address problems as well.