After hours:

Kids Helpline


Kids helpline is a free private helpline aimed at assisting Australians from 5 to 25

years old with their mental health and wellbeing. They provide assistance

through phone, email or online counselling. They are a 24/7 service.

Phone: 1800 55 1800




Youth Beyond Blue

Youth Beyond Blue provides a 24/7 phone counselling service and an online chat

option for youth to discuss their mental health and concerns.

Phone: 1300 22 4636




Headspace supports young people 12 – 25, with mental health, physical health,

drug and alcohol support, and educational and vocational support. They offer

assistance through telehealth or through an online forum.




Headspace – Ballarat Office

Their drop in service is open from 9-4 Monday to Friday. It will be running via

telehealth measures. The number to contact them on is 5304 4777.

Headspace is still taking referrals. You can complete a referral

or contact them on 5304 4777.




This is a support service for being anyone having a personal crisis and for

suicide prevention through a phone helpline, a text service, crisis support chat

and help resources.

Call: 131 114




Suicide Call Back Service

This service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone

and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

Call: 1300 659 467