Support Services

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COVID-19 has impacted our community in many ways and it’s important to acknowledge the toll it may be taking on your mental health and wellbeing.

If you’re feeling anxious, distressed or just want to talk to someone please reach out to one of the various support services available. While you may not be able to access support in a face-to-face environment, they are here for you online or over the phone.

Crisis Support Services:

Kids Help Line – 1800 551 800

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732

Local Mental Health Services:

Your local GP

Headspace Brookvale – 9937 6500

Headspace Chatswood – 8021 3668

Head to Health – 1800 595 212 (Intake Assessment & Referral Northern Sydney region)

National Mental Health Initiatives:

Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636

Black Dog Institute – 9382 4530

Butterfly Foundation – 1800 334 673 (Support for eating disorders/body image)

SANE Australia – 1800 187 263

LGBTIQA+ young people:

Twenty 10: 02 8594 9555

Qlife LGBTI national counselling service: 1800 184 527 (3pm -12am)

Youth Legal Support:

Marrickville Legal Centre: Free Youth Legal Support 

 

Check out the NSW Government information page for more resources and mental wellbeing support during COVID19 here.

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Local and national calls to standard fixed line numbers and calls to standard Australian mobiles on Telstra’s public payphones are now free. Click here to find your nearest payphone.

Youth Services Handbook