If you are a child or young person in care, it is important to know that you always have someone to talk to when you are feeling down or need some advice.
Try talking to your care team first. This includes your:
- residential care workers
- case workers
- school counsellors.
There are also a range of free, confidential services that you can access.
The Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People is there to promote your rights and best interests.
A national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for anyone who has experienced, or is at risk of, physical or sexual violence, including young people.
A confidential online chat is also available.
Phone: 1800 737 732
Staffed by trained trauma-informed counsellors, this support line offers information, support and referral to survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, and partners, family and friends of survivors.
Phone: 1300 657 380
A free and confidential telephone and online service for young people aged 12–25. Qualified youth mental health professionals provide support to young people worried about their mental health or experiencing issues such as depression, bullying and isolation.
An anonymous group chat is also available.
Phone: 1800 650 890