Listed below are service providers on the Sunshine Coast that can offer support to young people and their families.
In a case of emergency call 000 (within Australia)
headspace centres provide face-to-face information, support and services to young people, aged 12 to 25 years, and their families and friends.
1/27 Evans Street, Maroochydore
Phone: 5409 4900
Open Open Monday and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm | Tuesday to Thursday 8:30am to 8pm
eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12-25 years or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
headspace have a range of useful information sheets and real life stories, explaining mental health and mental health problems for young people.
Lifeline provides crisis support and suicide prevention.
Phone support open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 13 11 14.
Chat with Lifeline is an online service open 7pm-12pm, 7 days a week (AEST).
Kids Help Line provides a range of support for children and young people, as well as parents and schools.
Phone, one-on-one web real time chat and email support.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 1800 551 800.
The Sunshine Coast Mental Health and Addiction Services provide hospital-based inpatient and community mental health services.
Acute Care Mental Health Access, Maroochydore – 1300 MH CALL or 1300 64 22 55 (24 hours a day/7 days a week)
Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Maroochydore – 5409 9111 (24 hours a day/7 days a week)
Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Acute Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Birtinya - 5202 3277 (24 hours a day/7 days a week)
The USC Psychology Clinic provides mental health services to the community and also functions as an advanced teaching, training and research facility for 5th year postgraduate students (Provisional Psychologists). The Clinic sees clients from age 6 years and upwards for psychological treatment or cognitive assessment. USC is able to offer this service free of charge.
Please note this is not a crisis service.
Mental health in Australia is changing direction with a greater focus in local regions on ensuring that client services better meet client needs. This new system is called “Stepped Care”. Clients are matched to a service that most meets their current needs.
Artius Stepped Care contact 1300 219 658.
Head to Health is an online source of Australian digital mental health resources compiled by the Department of Health, Australian Government.