For young people and families – you are not alone

If you are having a crisis right now and need support, the following information may assist you.

Emergency Information – Victoria

In the event of an Emergency, please call 000 to reach Police, Fire and Ambulance services.

Youth Central has a good overview of what’s available and a list of emergency contacts.

Frontyard Youth Services helps to address the physical, social and emotional needs of people between 12 and 25. Their services are all free, and include: housing support; health services; education and training; and family support.

Lifeline provides 24-hour telephone counselling on one national number. This service is available to anyone, anywhere in Australia, at any time day or night. Help is available and no one has to face their problems alone. Contact: 131 114 or www.lifeline.org.au

Kids Help Line is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Contact: 1800 551 800 or www.kidshelpline.com.au

Crisis Help Network: Melbourne Homeless Services is a great resource updated and maintained by people who are, or have been in crisis or homeless and whose experiences are invaluable to the worth of this resource.

The beyondblue info line provides access to information and referrals to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters. You can call the info line for the cost of a local call 1300 22 4636 or visit http://www.beyondblue.org.au/