Support

This section contains a list of useful links to organisations and/or websites that can provide more information, specific detail on a topic, or support and advice.

Centre Against Sexual Assault - CASA, www.casa.org.au
Got a burning question? Click here to find out how to help a friend, who to call for help, what to do in a bad situation, and much more...

CHAT First - Children and Teens First, www.chatfirst.com.au
A website for children and teens whose parents have separated or divorced. You will find lots of information about what happens when your parents' separate and live in separate places, and tips to help you to cope.

Cybersmart Kids Online,  www.cybersmart.gov.au
This site will help you and your family to find out how to be cybersmart and use the internet safely. It's a young person's guide to smart 'net surfing, chatting, mobile phones and emailing.

Family Separation - A Guide for Teens, www.youth.csa.gov.au
You are not alone. Around 11 000 teenagers experience family separation in Australia each year.  This website is just for you. They recognise separation can be a challenge for teenagers. So they have worked with a range of people to make this site as helpful and useful as possible.

Health for Kids Network, www.healthforkids.net.au
The Health for Kids Network is a network of GPs interested in child and/or adolescent health.  The site contains a search that helps you find a youth friendly doctor in your area.

Human Rights, www.humanrights.gov.au
Human rights are something we all share. They are about recognising the value and dignity of all people.

Reach Out,  www.reachout.com.au
Reach Out! is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times.

Orygen Youth Health, www.tc.oyh.org.au
By far the most prevalent health issues which young people face are in the area of mental health. We are more likely to develop mental health problems between the ages of 12 and 26 than at any other stage of life. At this age we are also more likely to develop mental health problems than other chronic illnesses.

Headspace Youth mental Health foundation, www.headspace.org.au
Headspace is a national initiative to provide consistent, accessible services to young people with mental health issues.

Live It Queer! www.liveitqueer.com 
Live it Queer is a site for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer young people. Share your story, upload pics, videos or anything or just look at other peoples stuff.

Freedom Centre,  www.freedom.org.au
A site for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer young people, their friends, their parents or the people who work with or support them.

Create Foundation,  www.create.org.au
A foundation for young people in, leaving or previously in care. Free stuff, fun stuff, help, info and a chance to make a difference.

Say NO to Sexting,  www.sayno.net.au
This pretty pink website has a ton of info and advice about sexting; as well as true life stories of people who have been affected by it.

Kids Help Line,  www.kidshelp.com.au
Not just for little kids! Kids Help Line is a telephone, email and chat based counselling service for people aged between 5 and 25. Got a problem or just want to talk? Give it a go! It's completely free and confidential.

Ybblue, www.ybblue.com.au
The youth website of beyondblue: the national depression initiative. Focusing on depression, anxiety and substance use-related disorders, this site is aimed specifically at young people and provides information, tips, personal stories and links.

Headroom, www.headroom.net.au
Information and advice on how to look after the mental health of children and young people. This site is for children, young people, their families and friends and includes information on bullying, stress, problem solving and friendship.

Somazone, www.somazone.com.au
Young people-focused information about drugs, sex, mental health, body image and relationships.

itsallright.org, www.itsallright.org
Story-based information, advice and referrals for young people with a friend or family member who has a mental illness.

Tabor House, http://bit.ly/14opkni Tabor House is situated in a rural residential setting on 9 acres. It provides withdrawal services to young people from across Victoria.