Schools broken up (or just about to) and whilst it can be a time of great excitement for many, it can also be a time of great anxiety and stress. Most schools have counsellors that you can still talk to but sometimes students needs additional support services that are outside of the school environment.
The following support services are free and confidential (plus if you call from a landline they don't appear on a phone bill).
Kids Help Line or call 1800 55 1800
Lifeline (counselling) or call 13 11 14
Suicide Helpline or call 1300 651 251
Griefline (counselling) 9596 7799
DirectLine (drug & alcohol) 1800 888 236
Family Drug Help (& alcohol) 1300 660 068
and for families & friends
Centres against Sexual Assault (CASA) or call 1800 806 292
Quitline (smoking) or call 13 78 48
Please also remember that your GP/family doctor is also a good person to talk to. If possible take your medicare card number with you.
Look after yourself and your mates.
Posted on 10/22/2009 at 12:00:00 AM