9 Australian mental health services for young people

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6th May 2024

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From time to time, we can all face challenges with our mental health. It’s perfectly normal to go through these experiences. It’s also totally okay to reach out for help! 

Asking for help doesn't make you weak, needy, or a burden. There are lots of services available to offer you support when you need it.

We’ve created this list of 9 amazing Australian mental health services available to help you and the people close to you, with mental health and wellbeing.



Since 2006, headspace have helped lots of young Australians between the age of 12 to 25 with their mental health. Their aim is to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression, stress, anxiety, drug and alcohol use, while also helping improve relationship issues related to family, bullying, sexuality and sexual health.

headspace offer a 1-on-1 phone and webchat service between 9am-1am, AEDT.

Visit the headspace Website

Visit the headspace Instagram

Call or chat with headspace counsellors


Kids helpline

Did you know that the Kids Helpline doesn’t just help kids? Alongside children aged 5 to 12, they also have resources for: teens aged 13 to 17, young adults aged 18 to 25, teachers and schools, plus they offer support for parents of young adults with mental health issues.

Kids Helpline are at the ready to help you with mental health, physical health, relationships, life issues, friends and family.

The Kids Helpline youth mental health services include counselling and support that is available 24/7, 365 days a year. They have a phone line and a WebChat service.

Visit the Kids Helpline Website

Visit the Kids Helpline Instagram

Visit the Kids Helpline WebChat Service

Call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800



The legends at Lifeline have been running since the 60s. They’re a not-for-profit organisation that offers free, 24/7 crisis support over the phone or by online chat. They have a great support team made up of trained Crisis Supporters available throughout the whole day.

Lifeline also have centres where people can receive face-to-face counselling, financial counselling and join bereavement support groups.

Visit the Lifeline Website

Visit the Lifeline Instagram

Visit the Lifeline Online Chat Service

Call Lifeline on 13 11 14


Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue deliver fantastic support and information for depression, anxiety and suicide prevention to anyone throughout Australia, including young adults.

They have a 24/7 call and online chat service, along with community forums and the option to email them.

Visit the Beyond Blue Website

Visit the Beyond Blue Instagram

Visit the Beyond Blue Online Forums

Email Beyond Blue

Call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636



13Yarn is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crisis support linedesigned, led and delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

13YARN empowers our community with the opportunity to yarn without judgement and provides a culturally safe space to speak about their needs, worries or concerns. They are available 24/7 across the country and accessible by any phone in Australia.

Visit the 13Yarn Website

Visit the 13Yarn Instagram


Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit research institute focused on mental health research. They conduct world-class research on anxiety and depression for all age brackets, including mental health support for young people.

Their website includes numerous informative articles about understanding and supporting various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and self harmself-harm.

Visit the Black Dog Institute Website

Visit the Blog Dog Institute Instagram



Orygen is a great Victorian not-for-profit that researches, advocates and educates towards improving the mental health of young people.

As part of their youth mental health services, the Orygen website features chatsafe, a list of tools, tips and stories to help people communicate safely online about suicide.

Visit the Orygen Website

Visit the Orygen Instagram


What’s OK at home

What’s OK at Home is dedicated to helping young people that are dealing with family violence. They provide resources to help young people protect themselves along with coping strategies.

Visit the What’s OK at Home Website



QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTIQ+ peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. QLife includes hundreds of highly experienced LGBTIQ+ staff and volunteers Australia-wide, and has a phone and web chat service available every day from 3pm to midnight.

Visit the QLife Website

Visit the QLife Instagram


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There’s nothing wrong with getting help

Remember that whatever stage of life you’re at or however intense your situation may be, there are Australian mental health organisations at the ready to help you. Adulting can be a bit tough sometimes but you don’t have to do it alone. Whether you or someone close to you needs help, don’t be afraid to reach out to these fantastic organisations or check out their great resources.