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The high school years can include turbulent times for both the individual and family.  Below is a wide range of links to assist individuals or families to access information and support contacts.

If you have on-going concerns, please make contact with your local doctor; they are a great professional source of information and support.  Appointments can also be made with the school guidance officer to discuss your concerns

 
For help NOW, call the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Kids Helpline is a free, confidential and anonymous 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25.

The number for Kids Helpline is 1800 55 1800.

If you don’t feel like talking on the phone, please try the online chat services available at Kids Helpline or eHeadspace. 

 
Online Services and Info
Reach Out! is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times.  ReachOut Central is a game-based site that’s also worth a look.
Head Room is dedicated to your emotional well-being - check it out.  The Headspace website is another good source of info and support.
It’s All Right is a website where you can read the diaries of four fictional teenagers touched by mental illness.  It also has useful fact sheets and provides an online information and referral service on mental illness including depression and anxiety disorders.
Somazone is a safe space for young people to ask questions, share stories and get help for relationships, abuse, body image, sexual health, mental health and drug use.  It’s free, confidential, anonymous and has accurate information!
Youth Beyond Blue is all about getting across the message that it’s okay to talk about depression, and to encourage young people and their family and friends to get help when it’s needed.
MoodGym is a free online program designed by Australian National University (ANU).  Register to login and begineCouch is another free online program offered by ANU.
Bite Back is web space where you can ‘discover ways to amplify the good stuff in life, share real stories with others, check out videos, blogs and interviews of interesting people, read up on important issues, check and track your mental fitness, and enter awesome comps…’.
ThinkUKnow and Cybersmart are Australian sites which young people and parents may find useful in managing cyberbullying or online harassment.  There are lots of things you can do to look after yourself online – check out the websites for tips.
The Young Carers website offers support for young people who have parents who need to be cared for, either because of physical or mental illness.  For young people with parents with mental illness, the COPMI website may also be useful.
Bursting the Bubble website is aimed at helping you work out what's okay in a family and what's not.  It suggests you what you can do if someone in your family is hurting or abusing you or another member of your family.
The Bullying, No Way! website is a joint initiative of Australian education departments and offers info, advice and tips for the management of bullying.
The ‘soften the fck up’ site encourages young men to speak up if they’re not feeling quite right and support their mates if something seems a bit off.
Tune In Not Out provides 24hr TV for life's challenges from mental to sexual health.  TINO brings videos, factsheets, real stories and blogs from across Australia into one central point for young people to explore.
The Completely Gorgeous website encourages healthy thought and talk about body, beauty, self-image and self-esteem.
The 4teenz website wants you to enjoy being a teenager and stay safe.  On the site you can find info and advice about puberty, growing up, relationships, sex and making healthy decisions.
iStaySafe is a Queensland Health website that offers advice and info for teenagers on sexual health, HIV and hepatitis.
The likeitis website is designed to educate teens on sexual health issues such as puberty, peer pressure, teenage pregnancy, contraception and STIs.
The Not So Straight website will help you find lots of information and will show you lots of other places that you can go to for support, advice and info about being gay, lesbian or bisexual.
The By Choice Not Chance website is designed for young people to access info about relationships, sex and what you can do if things go wrong.  The site also includes ways of looking after yourself while you are working it all out.
Children, Youth & Women's Health Service (CYWHS) provide up-to-date health and wellbeing information for parents, children and young people.
The Sibling Support website is specifically designed to support siblings who are affected by their brother or sister’s alcohol use, drug use and/or mental health problems.
OxyGen is an Australian website dedicated to informing young people about tobacco and its use in Australia, as well as the harmful effects of smoking.
Now What has been developed by CanTeen, the Australian organisation for young people affected by cancer.  The website aims to educate, empower and connect young people throughout their cancer experience.
Get Out There is a Queensland Government website where you will find important information to help you in buying your first car, keeping your money under control, renting your own place, going to university, making smart choices as a consumer and getting set for Schoolies.
Getting Out is aimed at raising awareness of careers and employment, education, accommodation, transport, budgeting, safe partying, stress management and physical and social activity opportunities.
YFS (Youth and Family Services) is a not-for-profit organisation that is run by, for and with the local Logan community.  YFS offer many different services, from legal advice to disability support; from counselling to help finding work.
LawStuff is a website dedicated to providing legal information to children and young people in Australia.
Please note:   All links on this site have been provided as a service to students.  Education Queensland and Beenleigh State High School are not responsible for the content of any linked websites.