Getting help

The Response Ability website provides information about the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and families.  This information is intended to support the training of teachers and early childhood educators. Response Ability is not a counselling or clinical service.  If you are looking for assistance in relation to a mental health issue or a personal problem - affecting yourself or someone else - then the following information may be helpful.

Links to partners

Mental Health and Mental Illness 

Australian Government Mental Health and Wellbeing site -

DoH Logo

beyondblue: Australia's national depression initiative -


Children of Parents with Mental Illness:


SANE Australia -

Sabe Australia

Wellbeing Australia -

Wellbeing Austrlalia

Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma Loss and Grief Network:


The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care:


School based programs

Student Wellbeing Hub -



Kidsmatter Primary

MindMatters for Secondary Schools -


Other School Based Programs and Resources -

Youth Sites and Services

Headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation - Headspace
ReachOut -

Reach Out

International Links

Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) -

Centre for Social and Emotional Education -