Welcome to the Student
Health and Wellbeing Resource Hub

Better Health Channel – Young people and health services

Better Health Channel – Trauma, reaction and recovery

Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue’s youth program, Youth Beyond Blue, aims to empower young people aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for them. Visit youthbeyondblue.com, for information, resources and support for young people dealing with depression , anxiety and suicide. This includes access to drugs, alcohol and mental health

Bite Back
Online activities, info and positive wellbeing and resilience in young people (12-25yrs).

The BRAVE Program
Online program supporting young people who are experiencing anxiety, as well as their families.

Bullying. No Way!
Tailored online information for students about bullying.

The Butterfly Foundation
Online and phone counselling, information, and support groups for people concerned about eating disorders.

The Desk
Online tools, quizzes, information and forums to promote mental and physical health and wellbeing in students.

Head to Health
A website that links Australians to online and phone mental health services, information and resources.

Tailored information for 12 to 25-year-olds relating to general mental health, physical health, work and study, and drugs and alcohol.

Online and telephone support for young people aged 12-25 years and their families.

Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Online community to help young people (12-20yrs) living with illness or disability.

LGBTQIA+ resources and research, along with useful toolkits from our team and the wider community for youth and adults.

An online program that helps young people and adults learn about cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.

OCD Not Me
Online program including information, practical skills and support for young people (12-18yrs) with OCD.

Office of the eSafety Commissioner
A suit of classroom resources providing primary and secondary students with dedicated content to help empower them to safely explore the online world.

Q Life
Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTIQA+) provides early intervention, peer-supported telephone and web-based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities and lived experiences.

Reach Out
Practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday questions through to tough times.

Reach Out Forums
Moderated peer-support community for 14 to 25-year-olds on mental health and wellbeing topics.

Student Wellbeing Hub
This is a space for educators, parents and students to build safe, inclusive and connected school communities that promote wellbeing and learning.

What’s Your Grief?
As mental health professionals who have experienced significant losses ourselves, we know individual grief is unique and there is no “right” way to cope. Our goal is to create a community that provides hope, support, and education to anyone wishing to understand the complicated experience of life after loss.

Yarn Safe – Headspace
Safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teens to talk about mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.

Youth Health and Wellbeing Supports in Barwon – School Nursing Program
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This video contains information for young people living in the Geelong and Barwon area, on what Health and Wellbeing Services are available to support them, in their school and in the community. This video was developed by the School Nursing Program.

Youth Law Australia
Providing free, confidential legal information and help for young people under 25.

Beyond Now – Suicide Safety Plan
Beyond Blue
Apple app          Android app
If you or someone close to you is considering suicide, a safety plan can be a reminder of the reasons to live and ways to stay safe. The Beyond Now suicide safety planning app assists you to create your own suicide safety plan; a plan to keep you safe when experiencing suicidal thoughts. Using the app, you can list ideas and contacts to stay safe, including warning signs, coping strategies, reasons for living, and ways to make your environment safe. Convenient and confidential, Beyond Now puts your safety plan in your pocket so you can access and edit it at any time. You can also email a copy to trusted friends, family or your health professional to help them support you.

Black Dog Snapshot
Black Dog Institute
Apple App          Andriod App
Black Dog Institute’s Snapshot is a mobile app that allows Australian adults aged 18 years and over to measure and monitor mental health and lifestyle factors that influence their wellbeing. Your answers to a series of simple questions allows Snapshot to assess your general happiness, mood and anxiety, as well as work stress, sleep, social support and alcohol intake. The feedback it provides you is based on comparisons with Australian population data including the Black Dog index. All help and support recommendations made by Snapshot are reputable and evidence-based programs and resources. Snapshot is completely confidential, and your responses and scores are not shared with any third parties. The app is also password protected on your mobile device.

Breakup Shakeup
Queensland University of Technology
Apple App          Android app – Not avaliable
Feeling down after a breakup? Or just finding it hard to find motivation for anything? Have you lost some of your spark? Breakup Shakeup can help you come up with cool ideas what to do about it. Getting active and socialising are amongst the best things you can do to start feeling happier and stronger again.

Calm Harm
Apple App          Android app
Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self harm. You can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected.

Beyond Blue
Apple app          Android App
The Check-in app helps take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling. By following four simple steps, you can easily plan how you will approach the person you care about, what you will say, and how you will offer your support. The app provides young people the chance to rate how their conversation went and get ideas about the next steps forward to support a friend. There’s also tips about looking after your own mental health, links to online forums and a range of online and phone services available for young Australians.

Clear Fear
Help to manage your anxiety – Stem 4
Apple app          Android app

The fear of threat, or anxiety, is like a strong gust of wind. It drags you in and makes you want to fight it or run away. Instead, face your fear with the free Clear Fear app and learn to reduce the physical responses to threat as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. Anxiety is a natural response to fear, threat and apprehension. However when anxiety is extreme or goes on for a long time, or the response to a threat is disproportionately large and affects a person negatively, it may become an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of emotional disorder and respond very well to a form of treatment called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT. When you face your fear, you will reduce the threat and glide.

MindShift CBT – Anxiety Canada
Anxiety Canada Association
Apple app          Android app
Is anxiety getting in the way of your life? MindShift uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

Apple app          Android app
An app based on cognitive behavioural therapy designed to help individuals overcome low moods and anxiety by discovering new and better ways of coping.

niggle by Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline
Apple app          Android app
This app that allows you to capture your niggles and do something about them. Brought to you by Kids Helpline and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), niggle was created in collaboration with young people for young people. Track your wellbeing and get personalised information, videos, podcasts, quizzes and tips to help you tame your niggles. Plus, hear from other young people as they share their stories and find out what helped them! From feeling down or sad to sexual identity, dealing with conflict, loneliness and more – this is your take home, self-help toolkit that is here for you 24/7 for all things related to mental, social and emotional wellbeing.

Ray’s Night Out
Queensland University of Technology
Apple app           Android app – Not avaliable
An app to help youth (16-25yrs) increase their awareness of their drinking limits and promote safer drinking practices.

ReachOut Breathe
ReachOut Australia
Apple app           Android app – Not avaliable
ReachOut Breathe helps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate with your iPhone or Apple Watch. Research shows that slowing your heart rate can increase feelings of calmness in your body. Using simple visuals, ReachOut Breathe helps you to control your breath and measures your heart rate in real-time using the camera in your phone. This means that you can actively address the onset of physical stress symptoms such as shortness of breath, increased heart rate and a tightening of the chest.

ReachOut Worry Time
ReachOut Australia
Apple app          Android app – Not available
Everyone has worries pop into their head from time to time, but sometimes they won’t go away and start to impact your everyday life. ReachOut WorryTime interrupts this repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later, so you don’t get caught up in them and can get on with your day. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.

Meditation Apps

Calm – Meditation and Sleep
Apple app          Android app
Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. Calm is recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts. Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.

Headspace – Meditation and Sleep
Headspace Inc
Apple app          Android app
Get happy. Stress less. Sleep soundly. Headspace is your guide to everyday mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from managing stress and anxiety to sleep, productivity, exercise, and physical health — including short SOS meditations for when you’re on the go. And to help you find some space during tough times, Headspace is here for you with the new Weathering the storm pack.

Insight Timer – Meditation App
Insight Network Inc
Apple app          Android app
Guided meditations and talks led by the world’s top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford and more. Music tracks from world-renowned artists. Join millions learning to meditate on Insight Timer to help calm the mind, reduce anxiety, manage stress, sleep deeply and improve happiness.

Meditation App
Apple app          Android app – Not avaliable
The best meditation app for everybody, and for your daily wellness. Meditate for just 5 minutes per day to reduce stress, improve focus, sleep better, relax faster, breathe easier, and more.

Smiling Mind
Smiling Mind
Apple app          Android app
Smiling Mind is a FREE mindfulness meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, mindfulness meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind. Our programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life.

1800Respect 1800 737 732

Butterfly Foundation 1800 334 673

Canteen 1800 835 932

eHeadspace 1800 650 890

Family Violence 1800 015 188

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Lifeline 13 11 14

Q Life 1800 184 527
Available 3pm to midnight

Suicide Line 1300 651 251    
Avaliable 24/7

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
For people having suicidal thoughts, family or friends affected by suicide and healthcare professionals treating suicidal patients

Youth Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Young Carers 1800 242 636
For those living with or caring for a family member with mental illness