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Resources for children and parents

Talk to your senior practitioner or other colleagues for advice on how to work with children affected by mental health problems.

beyondblue — promotes good mental health, tackles stigma and discrimination, and provides support and information for young people, parents and professionals.

headspace — has a large number of information sheets on a variety of topics designed specifically for young people, family and professionals.

ReachOut — provides resources and tool kits on a range of topics to support your work with young people.

Youth beyondblue — This quiz is based on the K10 checklist and it aims to measure mental health over the past 4 weeks. Children and young people can be encouraged to take the quiz and share their results with a healthcare professional.

Head to Health – an Australian Government funded resource, designed to help find the right digital mental health resource

Meditation apps that young people can download: Smiling Mind or headspace app

Crisis Resources

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Lifeline (24-hour crisis telephone counselling) 13 11 14

Suicide Callback Service 1300 659 467

Call 000 for urgent assistance – request Queensland Ambulance Service

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