A glossary of services, people and terms you might come across about mental health.
Many people struggle with their mental health especially when they are young. One in four young Australians (16-24) will experience a mental health condition each year. The following information will help you learn a bit more about mental health conditions and other mental health concerns that teenagers and young people face. You will find practical tips for supporting your teenager and information about seeking support.
Learn the facts about depression, the signs to look out for, and what parents can do to help.
Learn about anxiety, what it is and how it can affect your teenager.
Learn about self-harm and get tips on supporting your teenager who may be self-harming.
Understand the causes and risks of youth suicide and what to look out for in your teenager.
Get professional advice early to learn about and manage mental health and wellbeing.
Understand body image and eating disorders and how you can best support your teenager.