Getting help does not always mean seeing a professional - a close and trusted friend or family member can be a great source of support for families.

Getting help can also involve talking about a child’s mental health difficulties with a health professional, like a GP, a counsellor or a psychologist. These professionals are highly trained and committed to helping families and children manage and even resolve their problems.

It’s important to remember asking for advice or support is the very best thing you can do for a child who is experiencing problems. And often, there are many things you can do to help improve their mental health.

If your problem is urgent, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Learn more about getting help below.

What does getting help mean?

Where do I start to seek help?

How can I access support?

Where can I go for further information?