Helping friends and family members
- Friends help each other get through tough times. Reach Out! has developed fact sheets on helping friends cope with a range of issues, including what you can do if you're worried that a friend has a problem they're not telling you about.
- Bursting the Bubble has advice on how you can help a friend who is being abused, or who is living in a family where there is abuse or domestic violence.
- NSW Health has advice on what you can do if you're worried about someone else's drug or alcohol problem, as well as drug and alcohol phonelines across NSW.
- Caring for a parent or a family member with a disability or an illness is a big responsibility. Reach Out! offers suggestions for young carers on how to look after themselves, too, and the rights of young carers, as well as links to other young carers' resources online.
- If you're aged 8-18 and have a parent with cancer you can join one of the Cancer Council's Telegroup Counselling programs. Telegroup Counselling is an 8-week program to help you to meet other young people who are going through the same sort of thing and hear how they are handling the same sort of problems. It's free and it's all done by phone, so it doesn't matter where you live.