Mental health

beyond blue

beyondblue is a not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness of depression, anxiety and related disorders throughout Australia. beyondblue operate a 24 hour support and information phone service staffed by trained mental health professionals.

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders through research, clinical expertise and national education programs.


Centrelink provides a range of financial assistance for people with disability and their families and carers. Specialist disability employment services are available to assist job seekers.

Department of Family and Community Services: Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)

ADHC provides a range of services for people with disability and their families and carers. Services include early intervention, everyday living support (including therapy, case management and behaviour support), post school transition and respite care.

Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA)

ECIA promotes the interests of young children with developmental delays and disability. This includes providing information about early childhood intervention to families, professionals and the community and fostering the understanding and development of best practices in early childhood intervention.


eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12-25 years old or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the internet.


KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and early childhood education and care services.


Lifeline provides 24 hour access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.


Lifestart provides early childhood intervention and school age services for children living with disability or delay, their families and carers.


Medicare provides a range of benefits, payments and services to help with the cost of using health care services, buying prescription medicines or medical equipment.


MindMatters is a national mental health initiative for secondary schools funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. It helps support the promotion and protection of the mental health, and social and emotional wellbeing of all the members of school communities.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is a national scheme designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to people with disability in Australia.

Further information is also available on the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW

NSW Health & mental health

Programs and Initiatives for Children, Adolescents and Families

Parent Line

Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children 0 to 18. The service includes an early childhood intervention infoline for families who have questions about their child's development or who have a child who has been diagnosed with a disability. is an Australian, online youth mental health and wellbeing service. It helps young Australians with information, support, tools and stories on everything from finding their motivation, through to getting through really tough times.

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