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Mental Health Week - Support and Resources



This week is Mental Health Week and the theme is all about strengthening our community. We are truly grateful for everyone that is a part of our special Wildflowers community and we want to continue to support all of you on your mental health and wellbeing journies in any way that we can. Your mental health and wellbeing are always our number one priority, however, we understand that our practitioners are not always available as they need to take time to manage their own wellbeing or might be busy seeing another individual.


That is why we have created this list of free mental health support services and handy tools that you can always turn to whenever you might need a little extra support.


You will find resources below for crisis services, general mental health support, child and adolescent support, parental support, LGBTIQ+ support, and men's support.

24/7 CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES Emergency 000 If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. Beyond Blue Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. All calls are completely confidential. Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36

Lifeline Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. Call Lifeline about suicidal thoughts or attempts, personal crisis, anxiety, depression, loneliness, abuse and trauma, stress or to get information for friends and family.


Lifeline 131 114 Kids Helpline A free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling services for people aged 5 to 25 - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpful information is also available on their website for children and young people, parents and carers, schools and teachers.


Kids Helpline 1800 551 800


Suicide Call Back Service National services that provide free 24/7 phone, video, and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide or are feeling suicidal.

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467


GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES


Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute website contains information and resources for mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Black Dog


Head to Health A digital mental health site co-designed between the Australian Government Department of Health, people, and families with a lived experience of mental health issues, as well as mental health organisations, service providers, health professionals, and the Australian public and contains a range of trusted mental health services and resources.


Head to Health


The Blue Knot Foundation

Supporting adults affected by complex trauma and childhood trauma and those people who support them.


Blue Knot

1300 657 380

9am - 5pm Monday - Sunday


The Butterfly Foundation

Telephone and online support for eating disorders and body image issues.


Butterfly Foundation

1800 334 673

8 am-midnight, every day


Griefline

Telephone and online counselling service for people experiencing loss or grief.


Griefline

1300 845 745

6 am-2 am, every day


Relationships Australia

Relationship support services for individuals, families, and communities.


Relationships Australia

1300 364 277


RESOURCES FOR KIDS, ADOLESCENTS & YOUNG ADULTS


Bite Back Promotes wellbeing and resilience in young people 12-18 years old through psycho-education, positive psychology, and related approaches.

Bite Back


The BRAVE program Online program to help children aged 8 to 12 and teenagers aged 13 to 17 with anxiety, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

BRAVE-Online

CanTeen Online, email, and phone counselling and forums for people aged 12-24 years living with the impact of cancer.

CanTeen

1800 888 236

Eheadspace A free service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.


eheadspace

1800 650 890

Open 9am - 1am

myCompass Are you feeling the pressures of study, finding a job, or starting a career? myCompass can help. It has an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for young people experiencing mild to moderate stress, anxiety, and/or depression.


myCompass

ReachOut Provides practical tools and support to help young people aged 14–25 years get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. Includes information on mental health, peer support forums, and apps. ReachOut NextStep service for 18-25 years recommends support options. ReachOut Parents provides information and support to “help parents help teens”.


ReachOut

Smiling Mind Online and app-based program to improve the wellbeing of young people through mindfulness meditation. Provides age-specific content for 7-11, 12-15, and 16-22 years old.


Smiling Mind

Youth Beyond Blue Information, online, and phone counselling for young people 12 to 25 years old, who can contact trained mental health professionals 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Youth Beyond Blue

1300 22 4636

Open 24/7

Chat online

Open 3 pm-12 am


RESOURCES FOR LGBTIQ+ COMMUNITY


ACON Provides information on health issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and offers a range of services including in the area of mental health and aging.

ACON - mental health

Qlife QLife phone and webchat are open from 3 pm until midnight every day. QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people who want to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships.


QLife 1800 184 527

Open 3 pm-midnight


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


COPE - Centre of Perinatal Excellence

This non-profit organisation's website has high quality, practical information to help you work through all the emotional challenges of becoming and being a parent.

COPE PANDA Support for women, men, and families affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the first year of parenthood.


PANDA 1300 726 306 9 am-7:30 pm weekdays Gidget Foundation Australia Gidget Foundation Australia is a not for profit organisation supporting the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents to ensure that those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care.


Gidget Foundation Australia

ParentWorks ParentWorks is a free online program for Australian parents and caregivers of children 2 to 16. It provides evidence-based parenting strategies to improve parenting skills, confidence and child behaviour.

ParentWorks

Parent Line NSW Parent Line is a free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 - 18 who live in NSW. Parent Line

1300 1300 52 9 am-9 pm weekdays 4 pm-9 pm weekends

RaisingChildren.net.au Informative, reliable, up-to-date information about parenting and health issues, from babies to teens, backed by experts and funded by the Australian government.

RaisingChildren.net.au

SMS4dads SMS4dads provides new fathers with information and connections to online services through their mobile phones. The text messages with tips, information and links to other services help fathers understand and connect with their baby and support their partner.

SMS4dads


RESOURCES FOR MEN


MensLine Australia To access MensLine Australia online counselling, you will need to be:


- a man with a relationship issue or a woman who is concerned about and seeking help for a man

- for online chat, you must be 15 years or over

- for video chat, you must be 18 years or over.

MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78

Men's Referral Service Provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for men who have anger, relationship, or parenting issues. The service also provides help to women (or other family members) who are experiencing violence or controlling behaviour by men.


Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491



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