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.

The following information may assist you. 

If your problem is urgent

Please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.