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Resources for children and young people

Who can I contact for help?

Kids Helpline is a free 24/7, confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years. You can speak to them over the phone, via email, or even on-line live chat.

You can contact Kids Helpline about a wide range of issues; from everyday topics such as family, friends and school to more serious issues of child abuse, bullying, mental health issues, drug and alcohol use, homelessness and suicide.

Being Safe

A guide for children

A Guide for Children and Young People to the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse (2021-2030) and it’s Action Plan

COVID-19 Children and Young People

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) have developed a collection of trusted resources on COVID-19, including information on the physical effects on children, mental health care and advice around supporting your child cope through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resources have been created by experts from The Royal Children’s Hospital, trusted campus partners and other health organisations.

Along with webinars, fact sheets, information around COVID-19 vaccination for children, links to support services, there are some useful guides that have been developed specifically for children.

Guides such as;

  • A Child’s Guide: COVID-19
  • A Child’s Guide: Why is everyone wearing masks
  • A Child’s Guide: The COVID-19 Test

Additional resources