Tips for supporting your teenager
There are a number of ways to support your teen in getting help for mental health concerns. If you'd like to understand more about why getting help early is important and knowing when to get help, read our fact sheet on getting help for teenagers.
Otherwise, see below for information on the types of help available for your teenager’s mental health.
What if my teen doesn't want help?
In this video we explore reasons young people refuse professional help even when they're feeling down, and what you can say in response.
Quiz: Exploring your support options
Use this quiz to help find support outside the traditional GP and health setting.
4 steps to prepare your teen for professional help
If your teen is considering getting professional help, there are things you can do to help them get ready.
Does my teenager need professional help?
Psychologist Anna Sidis explains the difference between normal teenager behaviour and mental health conditions.
How Lisa got help for her teenager
Hear Lisa's story on how she got professional help for her 14 year old daughter.
My teen's professional help didn't work - what next?
Learn how to help your teen after an unhelpful experience with a mental health professional.
Quiz: What type of help is the best fit for you?
A short quiz to help you connect with the right support from ReachOut Parents.
Your guide to connecting with parents and carers online
Get support and chat to other parents and carers in our peer support forums.
Telephone support for parents of teens
If you want to talk things through with someone right now, find the hotline in your state.
Seeing a GP for mental health concerns
Visiting your teenager’s GP is a good first step to find out whether they have a mental illness.
What to expect when you see a psychologist
Psychologist Clare Rowe explains why seeing a psychologist is helpful in improving mental health.
Can teenagers access health services on their own?
Visiting a mental health professional alone allows teenagers to speak openly and honestly.
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