Thinking about finding help is often the biggest step of all. This section details a range of videos about what is like to find and access services that can assist you.

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Kimberley Carlson talks about mental health with Music Feedback

"It takes you to make that first step, to open up and allow them to help you… don't ever think you're on your own or you're alone. Somebody always cares."
Kimberley Carlson, a young artist from the Wheatbelt. chats to us about the signs of having a bad day, offers advice on how to deal with stress, and encourages everyone to talk about how they are feeling. Because music talks about mental health, and so can you.

  • Author: Music Feedback
  • Upload Date: 2016-01-05

This interview was shot as part of The Music Feedback Project. You can find out more about Music Feedback at:


Massive thanks to Kimberley for taking the time out to be involved in this years project. You can find out more about Kimberley through the CAN WA website: http://www.canwa.com.au/project/heali...

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Is it Ok to see a counsellor

Is it Ok to see a counsellor

A work by Xin

I had a pretty bad time in high school. Without going into details, I was bullied, I knew what it was like to be hurt and alone, I felt angry, sad, and eventually I felt nothing. I was not okay, and I knew I was not okay, but no one else seemed to care. None of my friends were willing to really open up to me. It was like I was drowning and I was surrounded by people in boats, but none of them were willing to risk reaching out to me.

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As part of our blog series Xin takes a personal look into the question, is it Ok to see a counsellor.

  • Author: Xin
  • Upload Date: 2013-02-25

Written by Xin as part of our blog section.


Do you need help now?

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800 (free call from landline)


Phone: 13 11 14 (cost of local call from landline)

Emergency Services

Phone ‘000’ or get to a hospital now if you are in immediate danger and can’t get through to a help line (like Lifeline or Kids Helpline)

It may help to read this factsheet by Reach Out about calling emergency services if you feel scared.

Find More Info

Reach Out has a great group of factsheets about accessing and finding help, whether for yourself or someone else. Check out these links for more info

Who can help you

Emergency help

Therapy and medication

Help a friend

Help yourself

Also check out this article on Low Cost or Free Mental Health Services by www.mindhealthconnect.org.au which provides information on government programs

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