You have a right to be safe and happy
Every child has the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated. If you or someone close to you is having a hard time, there are services to help. Each of the services listed below has trained staff available to listen and help you out over the phone 24/7 – and every conversation is confidential.
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ReachOut: https://au.reachout.com/ Online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for anyone in Australia who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
Lifeline: 13 11 14 | Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14, or text 0477 13 11 14 at night (6pm-midnight AEDT). Someone will help put you in contact with a crisis service in your state or territory.
Parentline: 1300 30 1300 Free counselling and support for parents and caregivers in QLD & NT.
Resources for identifying and reporting child abuse
Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and supportive environment. If you suspect a child is at risk of harm, or would like to read more about the signs of abuse, see the following resources: