Resources | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links


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 - 1800 650 890

headspace centres provide face-to-face information, support and services to young people, aged 12 to 25 years, and their families and friends.

headspace, Maroochydore

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

headspace online and phone support

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 - 13 11 14

Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention. Phone, text or chat online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Kids Help Line - 1800 551 800

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.

Sunshine Coast Mental Health and Addiction Services (Acute Care)

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)

UniSC Psychology Clinic - 5456 4514

The UniSC 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.

Head to Health

Head to Health is an online source of Australian digital mental health resources compiled by the Department of Health, Australian Government.