I am a student aged 12-18
It’s important to talk to a trusted adult, this could be your parent, an Elder, your teacher or the school counsellor/school psychologist.
I want to support myself
- Get help when you are feeling really down from Beyond Blue. One of the best things is to talk to an adult you trust. Be brave – it’s worth it.
- Develop new coping strategies. Kids Helpline provides different coping strategies to help different people, it’s good to try a few to see which ones help you.
- Try some self-care techniques. Looking after yourself is an important coping strategy. Meet your basic needs so you can be physically and mentally healthy with some self-care tips for teens.
- Feeling lonely happens to everyone. Sometimes it is hard to connect with others and we can feel alone. Read 10 things to do if you're feeling lonely from ReachOut.
I want to support a friend
- Help a friend going through a tough time. Friends often notice things first. Maybe your friend is more irritable, sad or has stopped connecting with others. Here is some advice on how to help a friend going through a tough time.
- Learn to help a friend who is not OK. Finding the words to start a conversation is not easy, especially when you do not know what kind of help you can offer. Remember, you don’t need to ‘fix’ things. Simply showing you care can give your friend strength and hope. Learn how to check in with someone. It’s important to talk to a trusted adult, this could be your parent, an Elder, your teacher or the school counsellor/ school, psychologist.
- Know what to say to check-in with your friends. Download the Check-in app from Beyond Blue. It takes you through four super easy and super quick steps to help you and your friend feel comfortable.
- Help your friend to stop cyberbullying. Your friend might be sad or scared by messages on the phone or internet. Kids Helpline shows you some there are things you can do to if your friend is being cyberbullied.