Mental health websites

Accessing mental health websites help students understand and recognise mental health difficulties, and to start making the steps towards recovery. Support your students with their mental health journey by sharing our recommended mental heath websites.

These will help with:

  • recognition of signs and symptoms

  • improving attitudes to self-help and help-seeking

  • feeling less alone.

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Butterfly Foundation

Online, email and phone support for Australians living with eating disorders and their family and friends.

Ages 14+ Phone support available Mon-Fri 8am-9pm AEST Website: thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

Stories and information for young people whose parents have a mental illness.

Ages 10-18 years. Website: copmi.net.au/kids-young-people

headspace

headspace works with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

Ages 12-25 years Website: headspace.org.au

Head to Health

Online portal for mental health information, with information from a wide range of online services.

All ages. Website: headtohealth.gov.au

ReachOut.com

Australia’s leading youth mental health and wellbeing website, with fact sheets, stories, forums and apps to help young people understand and manage their mental health.

Ages 14-25 years. Website: au.reachout.com Guide: schools.au.reachout.com/articles/what-is-reachout

Youthbeyondblue

beyondblue’s youth program aims to empower young people, their friends and those who care for them to respond to depression and anxiety.

Ages 12-25 years. Website: youthbeyondblue.com

13YARN

A national helpline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are going through a time time and feel like having a yarn, plus a range of informative and helpful resources.

Phone support available 24/7: 13 92 76 Website: 13yarn.org.au

What can I do now?

  • Learn more about the evidence behind ReachOut.com.

  • Build your knowledge about mental health issues and how to support students.