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Information for Youth 


Youth Related (12-25 years)

Kids Helpline provides counselling and referrals for young people 25-years-old and under. It has a 24-hour telephone helpline that can be contacted on 1800 55 1800. You can also get help by e-mail or by using the Kids Helpline web counselling service. 

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. If you need to access on-line counselling including by email, on-line chat or telephone, e-headspace www.eheadspace.org.au/) provides support and counselling to young people aged 12-25
    
Reachout provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times.

Young Carers NSW provides information on support and counselling services, has a section for young carers with families from non-English speaking backgrounds, as well as information for specific age groups. 

Young Carer Program, Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres this government initiative aims to provide young carers with a break from caring so they can have time to study. To find out if you are eligible, visit the website or call 1800 052 222 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) provides useful information to people who care for a parent with mental illness

Young Carers Respite and Information Services Program and the NDIS this program assists young carers who need support to complete their secondary education or the vocational equivalent because of the demands of their caring role. A young carer is someone aged up to 25 years who is the main provider of care and support for a parent, partner, child, relative or friend with a disability. The program can help young carers with respite and information services.

Youth Beyond Blue is part of beyondblue that has a specific focus on young people aged 12 to 25 years. Youthbeyondblue programs and projects centre on early intervention and prevention of high prevalence mental health problems for young people and also on raising community awareness. 

The Butterfly Foundation  is committed to the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image.