You Can Get Help
Feeling sad, angry or worried at times is a normal part of life. Sometimes we might feel sad for a moment, a day, or a couple of weeks. A fight with a friend, a bad mark on a test, or a bad day can easily change how we feel. It might even seem like life will never get better. During these times it’s important to remember that you are not alone, and that there are people you can talk to who can help you. Sometimes all we need is someone to listen and hear us. Here is a starting list of people whom you may approach:
OrganisationsIf you would rather get help from someone you don’t know, there are organisations you can call or visit who can listen and provide support. Some include:
Kids Helpline are there to talk to you about many things, like mental health, physical health, friends, family and relationships. You can go on their website for information, call, email or chat online. Calling, emailing and chatting online with Kids Helpline are free.
Tel: 1800 55 1800
headspace have a lot of information on gender identity, sexuality, bullying, relationships, mental health and more. They have centres you can visit. It’s free to visit, and many services are free or low cost. They also have online support, so you can chat to someone online, for free.
Beyond Blue – Youth
Beyond Blue have a lot of information about stress, anxiety, and feeling sad. They have learning programs, apps and forums online. You can visit their website, call, email or chat online. Calling, emailing, chatting online and using the online forums at Beyond Blue are free.
Tel: 1300 22 4636
Asking for or offering help
We also have information about how to ask for help or offer help.