Make sure you get your team together and get the help and support you need.
If it’s a mate that looks like they’re in trouble, let them know you’re there to listen to them and you won’t judge them.
If you see someone who looks like they might need a mate, ask them how they’re doing. Maybe they need someone like you to help out.
People you can trust & resources to help out:
Soften the F*ck Up – softenthefckup.com.au
A great source of video and other stuff about how to have the right conversations with blokes. This site tells it like it is and is an excellent resource.
Reach Out – reachout.com
ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. It’s the perfect place to start if you’re not sure where to look. Every year it helps hundreds of thousands of young Australians with information support and stories on everything from finding your motivation, through to getting through really tough times.
Reachout Apps: Reachout Toolbox available on iTunes and on Google Play.
Lifeline – lifeline.org.au – 13 11 14 (open 24 hours)
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis support service about many things including: Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Abuse and trauma, Physical or mental wellbeing, Suicidal thoughts or attempts, Stresses from work, family or society as well as Information for friends and family.
Headspace – headspace.org.au
Headspace help younger people who are going through a tough time. If you are looking for someone to talk to and you’re 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace. With centres all around Australia, headspace can help you with: General health, Mental health and counselling, Education, employment and other services, Alcohol and other drug services.
Headspace even have an online counselling program where you can get help online without the hassle of going in to see someone. Check it out on www.eheadspace.org.au
Kids Helpline – kidshelp.com.au/teens – 1800 551 800 (open 24 hours)
Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web. Counsellors deal with issues ranging from relationship breakdowns and bullying, to sexual abuse, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol use.
Menslink – menslink.org.au
Menslink supports young Canberran men across our region through our Mentoring Program and our Counselling Service. All our services at Menslink are free – there are no fees or charges and they’re completely confidential.
Our Mentoring Program is available to young guys aged between 13 and 18 years of age. Through the mentoring program we provide adult male role models for one-to-one mentoring as well as monthly fun activities ranging from movies and games nights through to sailing, rock climbing, surfing and camping. This year we’ll probably have a training session with the Raiders too…
If you’re having some pretty tough times in your life, our counselling service might be right for you. It’s totally free to any bloke aged 12-25 and you can come and see our trained male counsellor to talk about what’s going on. Our counsellor will help you focus on the strengths you have – the good stuff that is sometimes hard to see – to get through tough times.
If you can’t come to Griffith, maybe we can come to your school. We already do counselling sessions at high schools and collesges right around Canberra. Give us a call on 6239 4699 and find out or talk to your school counsellor or youth worker. Remember, all our services are completely confidential and totally free.
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