There are many services available to young people around
Australia but there are some common issues which prevent young
people from accessing these. Issues such as the stigma
attached to accessing services, young people not knowing what to
expect, fear and mistrust, accessibility, and young people who do
not have enough, or who do not have correct information, about
mental health and mental health services.
Making their journey as easy as possible will mean that they
will not only get the help that they need, but will make it less
confronting if they need more help in the future, and will mean
that they can assist their peers with information.
The health care system differs from state to state and
navigating services and finding the most appropriate help is not
always easy. If you have a young person who requires
assistance the information contained in this section of the
website may provide you with some helpful guidance.
For resources you can use with your students check out the links
to fact sheets available on the ReachOut.com website.
Caring for yourself while caring for others
Looking after yourself when you are caring for others is
critical for mental health and well being. Find out how to
look after yourself while looking after others.
This section of the ReachOut.com website provides resources on
getting help and helping others with mental health and other