Mental Health Resource

Mental Health Resources For Schools

The MindMatters mental health framework is built around four key components:
  • Positive school community
  • Student skills for resilience
  • Parents and families
  • Support for students experiencing mental health difficulties

Together these components provide a holistic and comprehensive view of student mental health and wellbeing within the wider school community. Each component is explored through a number of stand-alone online modules covering different topics. These modules include animation, video, interactive tools and downloadable resources and take around one hour to complete. Each module has a facilitator guide and can be explored individually or in a group. Special face-to-face events and experienced support from Principals Australia Institute project officers complement the online resources and help schools to implement what they have learnt.


Emergency and Mental Health Crisis Numbers

Emergency Situation: In an emergency situation call 000

If someone has attempted, or is at immediate risk of attempting to harm themselves or someone else, call triple zero (000) immediately

All numbers listed below are available 24/7 and are free or the cost of a local call (some charges may apply to mobile users).

Acute Mental Health Situation:
Queensland Health now has a phone line 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for all Queenslanders to help take the worry out of health concerns. You can phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.* Qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it. The advice is confidential, qualified and supportive. 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) can ease your concerns.

Crisis Telephone Counselling Services:
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline for support.

Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800

Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
Provides specialised help for young people aged 5 to 25 years, and is staffed by professional counsellors.
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide. People who are not linked in with current professional support can also access up to six sessions of ongoing counselling with the same counsellor at scheduled times.
MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78
For men of any age who would like support, information or referral to assist them to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
National Sexual Assault, 1800 Respect - 1800 737 732
Domestic Family Violence