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Support Services for Young People

Bayside Youth Services

Whether it's how to motivate yourself when you're not feeling your best or how to speak up about a problem, we're here to help. We've been through it ourselves and have years of experience supporting young people in a whole range of situations. So go ahead, ask us anything.

Please note this is not a crisis service.

Visit the I'm a Youth Worker - ask me anything webpage



Online, in person and telephone support for anyone wanting to talk about mental ill-health, wellbeing, navigating life, alcohol and other drugs, work or study, and first nations mental health.

Did you know there is a great community of online support on the Headspace forum.

9076 9400 - Bentleigh or 9076 7500 - Elsternwick
Visit the Headspace website



Telephone support for anyone experiencing personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

If you text: 0477 13 11 14 between 6pm and midnight when you are feeling really depressed, suicidal or in need of support, a Lifeline crisis support worker will text you.

13 11 14 (24 hours)
Visit the Lifeline website


Suicide Call Back Service

Telephone support for anyone experiencing personal crisis with access to suicide prevention services.

1300 659 467
Visit the Suicide Call Back Services website


Emergency Services

Call 000 in an emergency or to report a crime in progress, or for immediate police attendance.

Call 131 444 for the Police Assistance line, for non-urgent crime and events.

Nurse-on-call (Victoria only)

To get in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice around the clock.

1300 60 60 24


Ask Izzy 

A mobile website that connects people who are in crisis with the services they need right now and nearby.

Visit the Ask Izzy website



The national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service providing confidential information, counselling and support services. It doesn’t matter where you live, they will take your call and, if need be, refer you to a service closer to home.1800 737 732 (24 hours)
Visit the 1800RESPECT website


safesteps: Family Violence Response Centre

Crisis support and referral to safe accommodation for women and children.

1800 015 188 (24 hours)
Visit the Safesteps website


No to Violence Men’s Referral Service

Telephone counselling and information for men.

1300 766 491
Visit the No to Violence Men's Referral Service website


Parentline Victoria

132 289 - 8:00 am-12:00 am 7 days

Visit the Parentline website