Useful Links

If you’d like more information about depression and anxiety disorders, or would like to seek professional help for either yourself or your child but aren’t sure where to start, click on the relevant country below for some useful resources. 

Resources for parents

Australia

Head to Health

Access to trusted mental health and wellbeing information, online programs and digital resources.

Beyond Blue

Learn more about depression and anxiety, or talk it through with our support service.

Phone: 1300 224 636 (24/7)

Email or chat online

 

eheadspace

A confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12 to 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

Phone: 1800 650 890 (9am – 1am everyday)

 

Lifeline

Access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

Phone: 13 11 14 (24/7)

 

Find a Psychologist

If you would like to find a registered psychologist in your area, the Australian Psychological Society Find a Psychologist service can assist with this. You can also speak to your GP about getting a referral to a psychologist.

Canada

 

Canadian Mental Health Association

Learn more about depression, anxiety and where to find help.

 

Wellness Together Canada

Access to mental health information and free counselling support.

Phone: 1-866-585-0445 (24/7)

 

Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Hotline for if you, or someone you know is thinking about suicide.

Phone: 1-833-456-4566 (24/7)

Phone (Québec residents): 1 866 APPELLE (24/7)

eMentalHealth.ca

Provides mental health information and links to local mental health help in Canada.

Ireland

 

Aware

Provides free support, education and information to those impacted by anxiety and depression.

Phone: 1800 80 80 48 48 (10am - 10pm everyday)

 

Turn2Me

Free and confidential online counselling service for those experiencing mental health difficulties.

 

Samaritans

Free and confidential service for anyone requiring immediate emotional support in Ireland.

Phone: 116 123 (24/7)

 

Pieta House

Free therapeutic support to people who are in suicidal distress or those who engage in self-harm.

Phone: 1800 247 247 (24/7)

Text: HELP to 51444 (24/7)

 

Find a Psychologist

If you would like to find a registered psychologist in your area, the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Find a Psychologist service can assist with this. You can also speak to your GP about getting a referral to a psychologist.

New Zealand

 

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Access to trusted information and resources about depression and anxiety. 

 

Yellow Brick Road

Provides support, information and educational services for families with a member experiencing mental health concerns. 

 

1737

Offers free, brief one-on-one support with a trained counsellor.

Phone: 1737 (24/7)

Text: 1737 (24/7)

 

Samaritans Aotearoa New Zealand

Crisis helpline if you are experiencing loneliness, depression or suicidal feelings.

Phone: 0800 72 66 66 (24/7)

 

Lifeline Aotearoa

Access to confidential crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

Phone: 0800 LIFELINE (24/7)

Text: ‘Help’ to 4357 (24/7)

Find a Psychologist

If you would like to find a registered psychologist in your area, the New Zealand Psychological Society Find a Psychologist service can assist with this. You can also speak to your GP about getting a referral to a psychologist.

United Kingdom

 

Samaritans

Confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK.

Phone: 116 123 (24/7)

Email: jo@samaritans.org 

 

Sane

National, out-of-hours telephone helpline offering emotional support and information for people affected by mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm – 10:30pm)

Email: info@sane.org.uk 

 

Mind

Leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They provide a confidential mental health information service, support and understanding. They can help you find where to get help in your own area.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (9am – 6pm Mon – Fri)

Text: 86463 Email: info@mind.org.uk 

 

FamilyLives

Charity which specialises in supporting families in a variety of areas including bullying, mental health and family life.

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (9am-9pm Mon – Fri, 10am-3pm Sat-Sun)

Email: askus@familylives.org.uk 

Find a Psychologist

If you would like to find a registered psychologist in your area, the British Psychological Society’s Find a Psychologist service can assist with this. You may also wish to speak to your GP about getting a referral to a psychologist.

United States of America

 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Access to trusted information on depression and anxiety.

The Youth Mental Health Project

Provides free educational materials and peer-support groups to help families better understand and care for the mental health of their children.

 

SAMHSA

Free, confidential, referral and information hotline service for individuals and families experiencing mental health disorders.

Phone: 1800 662 HELP (24/7)

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Free, nationwide service providing information, resource referrals and support to people with a mental health condition and their family members.

Phone: 1800 950 NAMI (Monday-Fri 10am-10pm)

Text: NAMI to 741-741 or chat online

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.

Phone: 1800 273 8255 (24/7)

 

Find a Psychologist

If you would like to find a registered psychologist in your area, the American Psychological Association’s Find a Psychologist service can assist with this. You may also wish to speak to your GP about getting a referral to a psychologist.

 

Resources for young people

Australia

 

Beyond Blue

Learn more about depression and anxiety, or talk it through with our support service.

Phone: 1300 224 636 (24/7)

Email or chat online

 

headspace

Helps young people aged 12 to 25 who are going through a tough time, providing support for problems with depression, anxiety, bullying and body image.

 

eheadspace

A confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12 to 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

Phone: 1800 650 890 (9am – 1am everyday)

 

Kids Helpline

A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Phone: 1800 55 1800 (24/7) 

Canada

 

Wellness Together Canada

Access to mental health information and free counselling support.  

Youth Phoneline: 1-888-668-6810 (24/7)

 

Kids Help Phone

Free, confidential and anonymous care from professional counsellors, available to Canadians aged 5 to 29.

Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (24/7)

Text: CONNECT to 686868 (24/7)

 

Youthspace.ca

Free, confidential crisis and emotional support chat service for Canadian youth up to 30 years.

Text: 778 783 0177 or chat online (6pm – 12am everyday).

Ireland

 

Childline

Free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service for young people under the age of 18 who need support.

Phone: 1800 666 666 (24/7)

Text: 50101 or chat online (24/7)

 

Jigsaw

Free mental health advice and support for young people aged 12 to 25 years old. Get support online through 1:1 webchats (Monday – Friday 1-5pm).

New Zealand

 

The Lowdown

Website to help young people in New Zealand recognise and understand depression and anxiety.

Text: 5626  Email: team@thelowdown.co.nz

 

Youthline

Free, private and confidential helpline service for young people aged between 12 and 24.

Phone: 0800 376 633 (24/7)

Text: 234  Email: talk@youthline.co.nz

 

0800 What’s Up

Free, nationally available counselling helpline and webchat service for people 5-18 years old.

Phone: 0800 942 8787 (Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm, Weekends 3pm-11pm)

United Kingdom

 

Childline

Free and confidential service for young people aged under 19 to help with any issues they are going through.

Phone: 0800 1111

Online 1-2-1 Chat 

 

YoungMinds

Mental health charity for children and young people, providing information and support about mental health difficulties.

Text: YM to 85258 if you need urgent help (24/7)

 

The Mix

A UK based charity that provides free, information and confidential support for young people under 25.

Phone: 0808 808 4994 (3pm-12am every day)

Text: THEMIX to 85258 if you need urgent help

United States of America

Teens Health

Provides access to accurate information and resources on mental health issues. 

 

Teen Line

Peer-support hotline providing mental health support to teenagers.

Phone: 800-852-8366 (6pm to 10pm every night)

 

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