Reach out if you need to
For cancer, mental health and general support services, including for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is lots of support out there.
Cancer Support Services
CanTeen offers a range of support and services to young Australians, aged 12–25, who are dealing with the challenges that cancer brings, including counselling services and peer support programs.
Redkite supports young people, aged 0-18, and their families going through cancer with emotional support, financial assistance and educational services.
Starlight Children’s Foundation
Starlight provide support and services to assist hospitalised and seriously ill children across Australia.
Mental Health Services
Lifeline provides 24-hour phone support to any Australian experiencing a personal crisis.
13 11 14
Kids Helpline offers a free, 24-hour phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
1800 55 1800
Beyond Blue provides a range of information and resources to assist every Australian with their mental health, including a 24-hour phone support service for those who require immediate assistance.
1300 22 4636
Youth Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue’s website for young people, it includes age-appropriate information on depression and anxiety and guidance on how to help a friend.
Headspace offers tailored mental health support to young people aged 12–25.
General Support Services
Foodbank supports charities, schools and individuals to combat hunger and provide vital food relief to Australians during times of crisis.
Australian Red Cross
The Red Cross provides support to those in need, including vulnerable people across Australia who are in quarantine and self-isolation due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
St Vincent de Paul Society
St Vinnie’s delivers a range of aid and assistance to those in need, including people experiencing adverse circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australian Government Department of Health
For the most up to date information and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.