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Parents and Carers

Discover resources and support to help parents or carers who are worried about someone they care for experiencing mental health challenges.

Parents and Carers

Parents and Carers

Research shows that young people are turning to each other for help, but may not have the ability to cope, or provide support safely.  The following resources help inform parents about how to support their children during this process.  

Talking to a Parent counsellor can help you navigate difficult parenting dilemmas. There is a different Parentline service in each State or Territory click here to find the contact line for your state.   

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Carer Gateway

An Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers. If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.  You can call on 1800 422 737.


Learn more about the issues Australia’s young people with disabilities are facing through these resources or find contacts for support.