Websites with resources for professionals and families

An alphabetical list of online mental health and wellbeing directories with links to support services, resources and relevant information. School staff, early childhood educators and parents can access these websites if they wish to engage in mental health promotion, prevention or early intervention.  

Organisations with telephone lines for children and families

An alphabetical list of telephone services for children and families experiencing mental health, wellbeing or family problems. There are a range of services that offer direct phone contact for children and families needing support or counselling either on an immediate or ongoing basis.

Services and support for professionals working with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families (CALD)

An alphabetical list to help professionals working with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. 

Services and professionals working with children and families 

An alphabetical list of some of the services available for children and families to support their mental health and wellbeing. The relevant websites can be accessed by school staff, early childhood educators, parents and the general community. Anybody can make contact with the services and professionals listed to obtain further information about the services offered or to receive a referral. If families approach early childhood educators and school staff with concerns about their children, a good first step is to encourage them to visit their local general practitioner (GP) to discuss their concerns. Most services will look different in every community in terms of who is delivering the service and what they offer for families. 

 

Information on PHNs and referral processes for Better Access

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) coordinate and deliver health services for children and their families. Each PHN operates slightly differently in order to meet the specific needs of the community. Better Access is a government initiative that allows people to access psychological support under Medicare. Read more about PHNs and referral processes for Better Access.