Early Start Australia | WA | West Leederville does not provide crisis services.  If you or your family members require immediate assistance, please contact:


24-hour mental health support services, including suicide prevention and crisis support. Available via telephone or live online chat (4pm to 1am AWST only).
13 11 14

Kids Helpline

Telephone, email and live online chat counselling available for young people aged 5-25.
1800 55 1800

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Emergency Telehealth Service

Urgent mental health support and advice for children and young people up to 18 years of age. Available seven days a week from 8.00am to 2.30am.
1800 048 636

Mental Health Emergency Response Line

When urgent assistance is required, MHERL provides rapid response to mental health emergencies, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Perth: 1300 555 788
Peel: 1800 676 822


General health information and advice.
1800 022 222



The following is a list of useful links for family support and emotional wellbeing:

General information and support

Black Dog Institute

Information, education, and resources surrounding the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.


Information and support for a wide range of people who may be experiencing difficulties with mental wellbeing, including depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

Youth BeyondBlue

Information for children, adolescents and their parents about anxiety, depression and more, including how to cope with these problems.


Online and telephone support for people aged 12 to 25, their families and friends.


A website providing support for young people aged 14-25, including information on mental health, peer support forums, and apps via The Toolbox.

Bite Back

A website promoting resilience and mental well-being in young people (12-18 years of age). Resources include self-administered quizzes, guided meditation, and forums to provide and receive support from peers.

Self-help programs

BRAVE Program

An online, interactive program for the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety. The program was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Queensland, Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland, and uses cognitive behaviour therapy based techniques to teach young people the skills they need to reduce their anxiety and to cope with stressful situations. The program is available for children (8-12) and teens (12-17), as well as for parents of both these age groups.


An online, interactive training program that teaches skills based on cognitive behaviour therapy to help with the prevention and management of symptoms of depression. The program was developed by Australian National University and is appropriate for adults and adolescents.


Provides information and self-help strategies to assist with a range of issues, including modules addressing depression, anxiety, stress, loss, and relationship breakdown. The program was developed by Australian National University and is best suited for older children and parents.


An internet based research clinic run by Macquarie University, which develops and evaluates free online treatment courses for people suffering from a variety of symptoms, including worry, panic, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress, depression and low mood.


An online tool to assist those experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings. The program helps the user in creating a structured safety plan for use in times of distress. A web version and an app version are available.


What Were We Thinking?

A resource created by Monash University to provide information and support for first time parents.

Ngala Family Helpline

Telephone call back service for families with children aged 0 to 18 years, operating 8.00am to 8.00pm.

PANDA: Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

Support for people and families affected by perinatal anxiety and depression, as well as information and education surrounding this issue. A helpline is available from 8am to 3pm AWST.
1800 726 306

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