Useful website links for students
Bullying. No Way!: an online resource providing information and advice on bullying for parents/carers, students and educators. There is also a phone app Take A Stand Together for people that may not have internet access at home – great resource for students and parents.
Headspace: an initiative of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Headspace aims to support young people going through a tough time. Their website has lots of information and advice on youth mental health, real life stories and where to get help. Eheadspace also provides online and telephone support and counseling to young people aged 12-25
Kids Helpline: a free, private and confidential, 24-hour telephone (1800 55 1800) and online counseling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
The Line: The Line encourages healthy and respectful relationships among young people aged 12 to 20 years by challenging and changing attitudes and behaviours that support violence. Their website talks about relationships, gender, sex, bystander action, technology and communication; how to keep it healthy and respectful, and avoid crossing the line into behaviour that makes someone feel frightened, intimidated or diminished.
National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre: a Government Initiative aimed at providing evidence-based information about cannabis use to prevent uptake, especially by young people and in Aboriginal communities, and support treatment of users. The National Cannabis and Information Helpline (1800 30 40 50) is available Monday – Friday: 11am – 7pm
Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner: a one-stop-shop for online safety. The Office provides Australians a range of up-to-date information and resources. The office can help young people get serious cyberbullying material removed from social media services and work with your parents, school or the police to help make the cyberbullying stop.
ReachOut: an online resource that assists young people by providing information to improve understanding of the issues that relate to mental health and wellbeing. Reach Out also has information on how young people can get the best help from services, as well as opportunities to connect with other young people.
Youth Beyond Blue: beyondblue’s dedicated site for youth. Information, resources and support for young people dealing with depression and/or anxiety. Beyond Blue provide 24 hour telephone support (1300 22 4636), online chat (3pm to 12am (AEST) daily) and email (get a response in 24 hours)