The idea of this page is to provide the Preshil community with links to various sources of information and support to improve the wellbeing of our young people and their families. We will include links to local community services as well as any community events that may be of interest. We will also post articles or information that we think may be of interest and would welcome your feedback about any of these links.
Support And Counselling For Young People And Their Families
eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 – 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
For more information visit www.eheadspace.org.au
Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
For more information visit www.kidshelp.com.au
Youth Beyond Blue contains really useful information and factsheets about Depression and Anxiety in young people. It also assists in finding appropriate supports, including a directory of doctors and mental health practitioners and a helpline to help in navigating this directory.
For more information visit www.youthbeyondblue.com
Boroondara Youth Service (360)
360 (Youth Services) are located at Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.
The centre is open from 10am to 6pm each week day and young people are welcome to drop in to talk to us, utilise computers or just hang out.
In partnership with Centrelink, Eastern Community Legal Centre, Camcare, Headspace and Harrison Uniting Care, 360 is able to offer specialised support regarding finances, legal concerns such as public transport fines, youth counselling, mental health support, housing and accommodation.
For more information visit their website here.
Links of Interest:
Smiling Mind Meditation
Meditation website and App for young people
A Social Enterprise dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People and their Community
Safe Schools Coalition
A national coalition dedicated to helping schools be safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, school staff and families.
Cyber Safety Solutions
Information and advise for parents, young people and schools to help young people stay safe in digital spaces.
It’s Time We Talked
A community-based project that supports young people, parents, schools, government and the community sector to understand and address the influence of pornography.
Youth Drug and Alcohol Advise
Resilient Youth Australia
An organisation that aims to measurably improve the resilience of young people in Australia.
The Butterfly Foundation
Support for Australians experiencing eating disorders