useful services you can contact...
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Life line (National)
Call 13 11 14
Parentline (Qld and NT only)
Call 1300 30 1300
Provides telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Call 1800 55 1800.
Provides online resources and tools to improve your understanding of the issues that relate to your mental health and wellbeing and providing information to better understand other people's experiences.
Provides support to young people with mental health concerns via face to face multi-disciplinary services around Australia. Also offers e-headspace online support for 12-25 year olds, see website for more information.
Government department servicing families and children, including taking notifications and concerns regarding child sfaety. Please see the website to locate your closest service centre.
The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) is a National progressive professional peak association of counsellors and psychotherapists with over 3000 individual members.
ANZACATA only recognises training for Arts Therapists from the approved courses offered by Universities and Colleges in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore which are referred to under ‘Professional Membership’ on their website. The membership levels are graded depending on a therapist's training background. My level of membership requires a minimum two year Masters Degree with a component of 750 supervised clinical hours placement in the field of mental health.