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 I am a young person

Your feelings are valid, and it's important that if you are struggling, you reach out for help. Find our guide on reaching out for help, and know when it's time to ask for help.

Mental health conditions


Life isn't easy. Young people are faced with challenges which many of today's adults didn't face as they were growing up, which is why it might feel like your parents don't understand what's going on. Social media and cyberbullying are disallowing young people to escape, leaving many of us feeling like we are trapped. It's important to take time for yourself. 

Put yourself first - Sometimes the root of a problem can be your lack of selfishness. Take time for yourself. You can't help others until you have helped yourself

You can't pour from an empty cup


Talking to your parents

Talking to your parents about how you feel can be really difficult, and quite scary, but it's important to remember that they care about you more than anyone else on this world, and that they want whatever is best for you, even if it isn't necessarily what they want. Starting a conversation can be hard and awkward at first, but it is 100% worth it in the long run. Be honest and open. It isn't weak to talk about how you feel, but the more we give into stigma, the stronger it becomes.

 Get help now 

Australia's largest crisis hotline

Listen without judgement

Provide a safe space to discuss your worries, needs or concerns

Available 24/7, 365 days a year

Call service available at 13 11 14

Text service available at 0477 13 11 14​

Support for children and young people

Available 24/7, 365 days a year

Call service available at 1800 55 1800

Online text service

Online group help services

Australia's young person mental health crisis hotline

24/7 services

Call service available at 1300 22 4636

Chat online service

Email service

Australia-wide emergency service


Available in rural areas

For emergency use only

Ability to dispatch police, ambulance and fire

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