Help in AU
Kids Help (Teens/Young Adults)
Kids Help are one of the biggest support services for teens in Australia and provide professional advice over the telephone and through email on a wide range of topics, such as:
- Bullying and cyber bullying
- Self harm
- Eating disorders
- Sex and sexual health
You can call them on freephone 1800 55 1800 or read more on the Kids Help website.
Lifeline provide professional advice on a wide range of issues; from suicide prevention, mental illness and feelings of loneliness to abuse and violence. You can call them on 13-11-14 or visit the Lifeline Australia website. You can also use the webchat to speak with somebody online.
If you are having suicidal thoughts then it is important that you speak to somebody as soon as possible. Lifeline are a team of professional advisers who can help you with your situation. You can call them on 13-11-14 or visit the Lifeline Australia website. You can also use the webchat to speak with somebody online. Remember: call 000 if either you or anybody else is in danger.
LGBT and Sexual Health
Like It Is
Like it is provide a directory of services available to support LGBT teens and adults by region. Check it out on the Like It Is website.
NHS Direct – Am I Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual? (International)
A great fact sheet on sexuality and sexual health and provides advice on how to cope with homophobic bullying. Available here.
NHS Choices: LiveWell (International)
LiveWell provide advice when it comes to sexual health, relationships and sexuality. The site has a full list of local services that can help you. Click here to find out more.
StoneWall Teen – Support (International)
Comprehensive support material for the teenage LGBT community. They provide advice on a wide range of things, from bullying to housing and relationships. Check it out here.
Kidscape provide comprehensive advice and support for parents who are trying to help their children deal with bullying at school. Check it out here.
We work hard to keep this list as comprehensive and as accurate as possible but accept no liability for the content external to this website. The above services are in no way endorsed by Ditch the Label and are provided “as is”. We are always looking for new services to add to our list. To submit a service please contact us.