Crisis help sites
Crisis support for youth
NB:? ACYS is not a crisis support centre. This page simply outlines services for youth to contact in a crisis.
Telephone 000 in an emergency
Telehone help lines:
Kids Help Line: phone: 1800 55 1800
A telephone counselling service for children and young people, Kids Help Line also offers email and web counselling services to give young people but please remember that if your issue is an urgent one, the telephone is still the fastest way of getting to a counsellor.
Lifeline: phone: 13 1114
Telephone counselling service available 24 hours for the cost of a local call.
- Sane Help Line: 1800 688 382 (Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m to 5 p.m.)
- Also see the LiFe -- Living is for everyone list of links to services and the?
Australian Institute of Family Studies list of telephone counselling services
and the AIFS list of help lines for children, young people and parents which includes contact numbers for services in each State and Territory.
- ADCA's list of alcohol and other drug service helplines
This is a web-based service that helps young people to get through tough times by providing support and helpful information in a format that appeals to young people. Reach Out! also has a national database of services that can offer further assistance. While Reach Out! does not offer online counselling, the information and interactive features on their site provide young people with a good first step towards working through difficulties themselves, with the option of seeking further help if they choose to. Reach Out! combines factual information with inspiring stories about how other people have coped with difficult times. Reach Out! is an initiative of the Inspire Foundation.
Ybblue is a web-based national information service that targets young people aged 12 to 25. It aims to help people to look for the signs of depression, listen to the problem, talk and seek help together.?