support while you wait
We understand that it can be a big step to seek help so it can feel frustrating when there isn't space to see someone straight away. If you are on the waitlist to visit headspace Berri or any other service in the Riverland, below is a list of some online tools, and other resources and support while you wait.
These same suggestions may be useful for people who aren't quite ready to seek in-person support yet, or who would value some extra support in between sessions. Everyone needs different support at different times in our lives, so what works for one person may not work for another.
We also have a list of resources dedicated to LGBTQIA+ young people, which you can find here.
In an emergency situation phone 000
eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au
headspace interactive tools (online) - interactive tools are bite-sized modules of interactive content that encourages us to actively reflect on our own needs, engage in skill building and set meaningful goals to improve mental health. Interactive Tools (headspace.org.au)
headspace online group chats for young people - live online chat sessions on a range of topics, facilitated by headspace Clinicians and regular peer-led chats
Upcoming chats (headspace.org.au) (with Clinicians)
Spaces (headspace.org.au) (peer-led chats)
headspace account - you can curate and save your own personal mental health toolkit using all of the resources on the headspace website, including 1:1 chats, interactive tools, peer-led chats and dozens of fact sheets
Many people find comfort in reading the stories of other people experiencing similar things:
Visible - a headspace project sharing the stories and experience of Australian young people who have or are experiencing mental ill health or mental illness Expressions Gallery | Visible
Orygen #safespace - An interactive space featuring young people's stories of hope and recovery. Read stories here.
Mindshare - a creative mental health community and online platform of stories by people with lived experience with mental illness. https://mindshare.org.au/
Riverland General Hospital - 08 8580 2400
Police Assistance - 131 444
Rural and Remote Mental Health Line - 13 14 65
Mental Health Coalition of South Australia Mental Health Service Directory - https://mhcsa.org.au/need-help-now/
Suicide call back line on:1300 659 467
Lifeline – For anyone experiencing a personal crisis, 24 hours a day, call: 13 11 14. Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 - Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.
Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com
Head to Health - Information and resources to support mental health headtohealth.gov.au
Bite Back - Online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health. biteback.org.au
BeyondNow App - This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning
Beyond Blue - Depression & anxiety related; 24/7 telephone counselling on: 1300 224 636 or online support also available through chat and email. Anxiety, depression and suicide prevention support - Beyond Blue
The Desk - Online tools and programs to support tertiary students with their mental health. thedesk.org.au
Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org
The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8
Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. https://cannabissupport.com.au/tools-for-quitting/
1800 Respect - is a counselling helpline, information and support to anyone whose life has been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 737 732 or https://www.1800respect.org.au/
eSafety Commissioner - the place to report cyber bullying and abuse. The eSafety Commissioner also has a range of educational resources for young people and community members. Homepage | eSafety Commissioner
ShineSA - a confidential service where you can talk to someone about your sexual health. Phone: 1300 883 793 or 1800 188 171 (country callers only) or https://shinesa.org.au/
Information about the options available to you if you are pregnant: https://shinesa.org.au/health-information/pregnancy/pregnancy-options/
Australian Childhood Foundation - counselling for children and young people affected by abuse. 24 hours, 7 days a week. 1800 176 453 or www.childhood.org.au
Batyr - Our Herd app is a peer to peer storytelling app to support young people experiencing mental health challenges https://www.batyr.com.au/ourherd/