Child and Adolescent Mental Health Issues

Emergencies:

Lifeline: Lifeline provides immediate information for people in immediate crisis who need help now. They offer information on accessing additional professional help, suicide prevention and mental health resources: http://www.lifeline.org.au
Call Lifeline's 24 hour crisis line on 13 11 14 for support or dial 000 if life is in danger.

(For ages 18 and over) Suicide Call Back Service: The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who fit one of the following categories: People who are suicidal, People caring for someone who is suicidal, People bereaved by suicide. The Suicide Call Back Service is especially suited to people who are geographically or emotionally isolated. http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
You can contact the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, 24 hours a day seven days a week, from anywhere in Australia.

General:

Kids Helpline: Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25:
http://www.kidshelp.com.au

Parentline: Parentline is a confidential telephone counselling service providing professional counselling and support for parents and those who care for children. The aim of Parentline is to nurture and support positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and significant other people who are important to the well-being of families. Contact details for Parentline vary from state to state. Please do an internet search to find relevant contact details