Youth Mental Health

Build your team!

There are people who are ready to support you. It’s ok to ask for help. And accept it.

You might already know some of your support team. Friends. Family. A teacher, guidance counsellor or youth worker.

They can listen and help you work out what to do next.3

You might also need mental health experts on your support team. Together, they’ll provide the right advice, strategies and treatment.


Worried about telling your parents?
You might think your mum or dad won’t understand. Or be angry or disappointed. But it’s OK to be honest.


One step at a time.

  1. Decide who to talk to first, then tell that person how you’re feeling.
  2. Make an appointment with your doctor. They can help you decide whether it’s time to talk to a mental health expert.
  3. If you’re referred to an expert, your first appointment is a change to get to know each-other. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to them, just ask to be referred to someone else.
  4. Keep attending appointments with your mental health experts, for as long as they are recommended.

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