9 Australian Mental Health Services for Youth

26 Sep 2022 Author: VicHealth

Our list of fantastic Australian mental health services for youth.

From time to time, we can all face challenges with our mental health. It’s perfectly normal to go through these experiences. It’s also totally okay to reach out for help! 

We’re keen to help young adult Victorians build resilience and get the help they need when they need it. As part of that, we’ve created this list of 9 amazing Australian mental health services for youth that are here to help you and people close to you with mental health and wellbeing. 

Our Pick of 9 Mental Health Services for Youth and Young Adults 

  1. headspace 

  1. Kids Helpline 

  1. Lifeline 

  1. Beyond Blue 

  1. ReachOut 

  1. Black Dog Institute 

  1. Orygen 

  1. What’s OK at Home 

  1. Gather My Crew 



Since 2006, headspace have helped lots of young Australians between the age of 12 to 25 with their mental health. Their aim is to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression, stress, anxiety, drug and alcohol use, while also helping improve relationship issues related to family, bullying, sexuality and sexual health. 

headspace offer a 1-on-1 phone and webchat service between 9am-1am, AEDT. 

Visit the headspace Website 

Visit the headspace Instagram 

Call or chat with headspace counsellors 


Kids Helpline 

Did you know that the Kids Helpline doesn’t just help kids? Alongside children aged 5 to 12, they also have resources for: teens aged 13 to 17, young adults aged 18 to 25, teachers and schools, plus they offer support for parents of young adults with mental health issues. 

Kids Helpline are at the ready to help you with mental health, physical health, relationships, life issues, friends and family. 

The Kids Helpline youth mental health services include counselling and support that is available 24/7, 365 days a year. They have a phone line and a WebChat service. 

Visit the Kids Helpline Website 

Visit the Kids Helpline Instagram 

Visit the Kids Helpline WebChat Service 

Call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800



The legends at Lifeline have been running since the 60s. They’re a not-for-profit organisation that offers free, 24/7 crisis support over the phone or by online chat. They have a great support team made up of trained Crisis Supporters available throughout the whole day. 

Lifeline also have centres where people can receive face-to-face counselling, financial counselling and join bereavement support groups. 

Visit the Lifeline Website 

Visit the Lifeline Instagram 

Visit the Lifeline Online Chat Service 

Call Lifeline on 13 11 14


Beyond Blue 

Beyond Blue deliver fantastic support and information for depression, anxiety and suicide prevention to anyone throughout Australia, including young adults. 

They have a 24/7 call and online chat service, along with community forums and the option to email them. 

Visit the Beyond Blue Website 

Visit the Beyond Blue Instagram 

Visit the Beyond Blue Online Forums 

Email Beyond Blue 

Call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636



ReachOut provide mental health services for youth with loads of informative online articles covering topics like mental wellbeing, relationships, study, work, money, COVID-19, First Nations wellbeing, coping strategies and bullying. Their website also contains tools and apps to help you manage your mental health. 

Visit the ReachOut Website 

Visit the ReachOut Instagram 


Black Dog Institute 

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit research institute focused on mental health research. They conduct world-class research on anxiety and depression for all age brackets, including mental health support for young people. 

Their website includes numerous informative articles about understanding and supporting various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and self harmself-harm. 

Visit the Black Dog Institute Website 

Visit the Blog Dog Institute Instagram 



Orygen is a great Victorian not-for-profit that researches, advocates and educates towards improving the mental health of young people. 

As part of their youth mental health services, the Orygen website features chatsafe, a list of tools, tips and stories to help people communicate safely online about suicide. 

Visit the Orygen Website 

Visit the Orygen Instagram 


What’s OK at Home 

What’s OK at Home is dedicated to helping young people that are dealing with family violence. They provide resources to help young people protect themselves along with coping strategies. 

Visit the What’s OK at Home Website 


Gather My Crew 

Gather My Crew is a free-to-use app for family, friends and communities to connect with someone in need of support. The app is available for Apple and Google Android devices. 

Visit the Gather My Crew Website 

Visit the Gather My Crew Instagram 


There’s Nothing Wrong with Getting Help 

Remember that whatever stage of life you’re at or however intense your situation may be, there are Australian mental health organisations at the ready to help you. Adulting can be a bit tough sometimes but you don’t have to do it alone. Whether you or someone close to you needs help, don’t be afraid to reach out to these fantastic organisations or check out their great resources. 

Categories: Mental wellbeing