Mental health support services for children and young people

Local Resources and organisations

ConnectUs Service Directory Service directory of private and public mental health and wellbeing resources for 10-25yo in Yarra Ranges, Knox and Maroondah Council Areas. 

www.connectus.serviceseeker.com.au

Head to Help Support and coordination of support for anyone experiencing emotional distress, mental illhealth and/or addiction along with their families and carers

Open to all ages

Call 1800 595 212

8.30 – 5pm Monday – Friday

www.headtohelp.org.au

 Oonah

Individual support and engagement activities.

Provides alcohol & drug and social & emotional well-being support services for Indigenous young people and adults.

All ages

Located in Healesville 

Call 03 5962 2940

www.oonah.org.au

Email

Administration Coordinator: admin@hicsa.org.au

Clinical services Manager: Samantha.broadbent@oonah.org.au

Eastern Health Community Health  Youth and Family Counselling - All ages

Located in Healesville and Yarra Junction 

Call 1300 380 381

www.easternhealth.org.au/services/item/200-community-health

 Headspace

Online support for young people ages 12-25 including counselling, group chats and information. Resources and information available online.

Located in Knox and Lilydale

Call 9801 6088

www.headspace.org.au/headspace

 Inspiro Community health organisation providing youth counselling (12 years old and over) and range of other services

Belgrave and Lilydale locations

8.30am - 5pm  Monday - Friday

Call 9738 8801

www.inspiro.org.au/our-services/browse-by-service/counselling

24 Hour Phone/Online Services - Victoria/Australia Wide

Kids helpline  Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and counselling service for young people aged 5-25.

Call 1800 55 1800

www.kidshelpline.com.au

Youth Beyond Blue  24 hour crisis support and information line dedicated to supporting young people with depression and anxiety and their friends and family

 

1300 22 4636

www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/young-people

Embrace Mental Health Resource Hub Mental health and suicide prevention resources, services and information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. www.embracementalhealth.org.au

Self-Guided Resources and Learning Material

Emerging Minds – Community

Emerging Minds have brought together a resource list designed for parents and caregivers to use to support young people and children after being affected by natural disaster or community trauma.

Including a short video on some of the behaviours you may see in children after events such as the recent storm.

 

 
 

Toolkit: www.emergingminds.com.au/resources/toolkits/community-trauma-toolkit/parents-and-caregivers/

Video: www.emergingminds.com.au/resources/the-impact-of-natural-disasters-on-babies-and-young-children/

 

Building Better Brains Australia  Free downloadable resource guides and workbooks to support parents discuss mental health and wellbeing with children and young people.  www.buildingbetterbrains.com.au/resources/

 

Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross have brought together a number of informed and trusted resources available to support families during the recovery after a trauma or disaster. 

Booklet: Helping Children and Young People Deal with Crisis: bit.ly/2TTAxOc

Australian Red Cross resources for parents and care givers: www.redcross.org.au/get-help/emergencies/resources-about-disasters/resources-for-parents