Support.

SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people should be referred in accordance with your school’s policies and procedures.

Below is a list of additional resources a young person can access (click the + symbol for details):

Support lines

KIDS HELPLINE

Phone support
1800 55 1800
Online support
www.kidshelpline.com.au/get-help/webchat-counselling

BEYOND BLUE

Phone support
1300 22 4636
Online support
www.beyondblue.org.au/support-service/chat

Counselling & physchology

HEADSPACE

AVAILABLE STATE-WIDE
Phone support
1800 650 890
Online support
www.headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/
Find a centre near you
www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres

CHILDREN’S COUNSELLING & GROUPS (Catholic Care)

AVAILABLE STATE-WIDE
1800 819 447 | www.catholiccaretas.org.au/programs/childrenscounselling
Supportive therapeutic counselling for children and young people (ages 5-18) who may have experienced trauma, bullying, family conflict, anxiety, grief and  loss, family separation or other issues that may be impacting on their wellbeing and behaviour.

CANTEEN (Cancer Support)

AVAILABLE STATE-WIDE
1800 226 833 | tas@canteen.org.au
www.canteen.org.au
If a young person has cancer, or has a loved one who has cancer or has died from cancer they are able to access all of CanTeen’s resources and supports:
• Free and confidential counselling services are available 7 days a week.
• Access to grief programs where young people can learn from and connect with other young people going through similar experiences.
• Access to CanTeen Connect which is a 24/7 online community where a young person can connect with other young people who understand what grief is like.

Early Intervention – mental health & wellbeing support

CHILD & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE (Anglicare)

NORTH WEST & SOUTH OF TASMANIA
1800 243 232 | ConnectSupport@anglicare-tas.org.au
The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) provides support for vulnerable families with children and young people who are showing early signs of or at risk of developing mental illness.

FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICE (Catholic Care)

LAUNCESTON
1800 819 447 or (03) 6332 0600
FMHSS offers support sessions to enhance children’s well-being and their ability to manage  emotions. This can help improve things at school and in the family, especially during times of change or stress.

STANDBY SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE

STATEWIDE
1300 727 247 |  https://standbysupport.com.au/

The StandBy program is focused on supporting anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, including:

  • Individuals, families and friends
  • Witnesses
  • First Responders
  • Service Providers

StandBy is accessible seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual.

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG CARERS

YOUNG CARERS NETWORK

www.youngcarersnetwork.com.au
The Young Carers Network is a place for young carers across Australia to learn about support services, access resources and share their story and opinions.

THE YOUNG CARER BURSARY PROGRAM

www.youngcarersnetwork.com.au/young-carerbursary
This program supports young carers to continue with their education. The program offers a limited number of bursaries of up to $3,000 each year. Young carers across Australia can apply from late July until early September.

SUPPORT FOR EDUCATORS

It’s not easy supporting a young person through grief and loss. Whilst you are a professional, you are also a person with your own mental health needs. You also bring your own experiences of grief and loss that might be triggered during the process of providing support. It is important that you know your boundaries, practise self-care and reach out for support. This is how you will  sustainably be ableto support others.

Support services:
Your GP can provide you with a mental-health care plan that allows you to receive 10 sessions with a mental health professional at a reduced rate each year.
The following support lines are free to access.

GRIEFLINE

Phone support
1300 845 745 | 8am to 8pm:
Mon-Fri (AEDT)
Support groups
griefline.org.au/get-help/support-groups/

BEYOND BLUE

Phone support
1300 22 4636 | 24/7
web chat
www.beyondblue.org.au/support-service/chat

A TASMANIAN LIFELINE - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Phone support
1800 98 44 34 | 8am to 8pm
365 days a year

LIFELINE - CRISIS SERVICE

Phone support
13 11 14 | 24/7
Web chat
www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat/

WORKING IT OUT (WIO)

WIO provides advocacy and support appointments for LGBTIQA+ Tasmanians.
If you or a young person need support for issues related to gender identity, sexuality and/or intersex status, contact WIO at 62311200 or visit their website www.workingitout.org.au.

RESOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL LEARNING

Videos:
  • Brene Brown on Empathy
  • Dr Lucy Hone’s Ted Talk – 3 secrets of resilient people
Articles & reports:
  • Linking Unconditional Positive Regard and Teacher Wellbeing, an article by Berry Street
  • Being there: young people supporting their friends through tough times a report by Batyr
  • Beyond Self-care: an Educator Wellbeing Guide by Headspace & Beyond Blue
Books:
  • 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child, by The Dougy Centre
  • Resilient Grieving, by Dr Lucy Hone
  • Grief in Children, A Handbook for Adults, by Alte Dyregrov, by Bill Yule
  • A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children, by Silverman and Kelly
  • I Just Want to be Me: Building Resilience in Young People by Timothy Bowden Postgrad Dip Psych
Websites:

• Be You – Free resources and professional learning to support you in growing a mentally healthy generation. www.beyou.edu.au/
• What’s Your Grief www.whatsyourgrief.com
• Palliative Care Tasmania www.pallcaretas.org.au
• Bereavement Care Network Tasmania www.bcntasmania.org.au

App:
  • My Grief

What people are saying

testimonials

{The resources provided were clear and inviting, so readily accepted by students in a teaching unit on mental health. An excellent program that helps in many areas of life.
Mel
{I am very happy to see this service. I have previously found a huge lack of support for young people experiencing grief.
Anonymous
{Fantastic from a teacher's perspective and from someone who lost a parent during school years.
Anonymous
{Great presentation - filled gaps I didn't know were there!
Fiona
{The course was really valuable and well delivered. We were given clear and concise strategies on how to support students dealing with loss, and that loss can come in many forms. It also gave clear information on how to access further support and the correct pathways to be taken in a school environment when supporting students.
Farron
{I am very grateful for this amazing training as a teacher, as a parent, and as a friend. I wish more people would access the training. It also helped me understand some of the reactions I had in the past such as unexpected anger. Please continue to do what you are doing.
Nick