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Youth in Mind

If you are 16 to 25 years old and going through a rough time, or if you have a young friend or relative who is, then it’s important to know you are not alone. And you need to know where to go for help.

At Mind, we provide many community mental health services.

This means we help young people who are struggling with serious mental health issues, and their families, focus on recovery outside of hospitals and doctors’ rooms. We help young people make the most of education, work and life opportunities.

We do this by supporting young people in the community with a wide range of services depending on your needs. So this may be: working with an outreach support worker; going to day programs which can be based on exploring creativity or life skills or perhaps staying at one of our youth-only residential rehabilitation services where you can live for up to 12 months.

Drawing by client of herself at the beach

“I am totally grateful for everyone at this service and how they have offered and supported me in visualising a healthy and positive future.”  Emma, Mind client, Dandenong YPARC Service


Need help?

If you need to talk to someone urgently, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800. These are both confidential, telephone crisis support services and are available 24/7. The Kids Helpline is for young people between 5 and 25 years.  If it’s information or advice you’re after, you can make a completely anonymous request at headspace, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation. You can call an expert there on 1800 650 890 or go online to email a request. There are also headspace centres around the country. For more information, visit www.eheadspace.org.au

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How Mind can help

Please call the number below for the cost of a local call, and standard mobile charges may apply. You can call from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday but not on public holidays.

And remember, asking for help is the hard part. 

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