Videos: Talking about mental health with young people

Young Australians with lived experiences of mental health issues share their stories in this series of short videos.

Introducing Jess, Nic, Jeanette and Jahin

Stigma — Talking about mental health

Building relationships with health professionals

The health system

Taking control

Things I wish I’d known

Crisis support services

If you are in personal crisis or are having thoughts of harming yourself please tell someone, or call one of these numbers for support:


call 13 11 14 or text 0477 131 114

(national free 24-hour telephone crisis support service)

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

(national free 24-hour telephone and online counselling service)

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

(national free 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years)

Learning more about mental health and who can help

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Finding help online

Beyond Blue – telephone (1300 224 636) and online support, forums and resources

eHeadspace – telephone (1800 650 890) and online support (registration required – only takes a few minutes)

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health – multicultural mental health resources and factsheets

Head to Health – a one-stop-shop for apps, online courses, factsheets and forums

QLife – telephone/online support for LGBTQI+ people and their loved ones, 1800 184 527

ReachOut – online support and information

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Choosing Wisely Australia

Choosing Wisely Australia helps healthcare providers and consumers have important conversations about improving the quality of healthcare by reducing unnecessary and sometimes harmful tests, treatments, and procedures.

5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider is a resource that can help patients ensure they end up with the right amount of care.