For crisis support call Lifeline on 13 11 14, MH Call 1300 642 255 or in an emergency call 000

Child mental health services

Child mental health services

Child mental health services provide specialised support to children aged up to 11.

Identifying issues early and getting the right support for children is important to prevent and reduce the progress of longer-term mental health issues.

Services that recognise the significance of family and social support are particularly important for children.

Kids Helpline

Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling for young people aged 5–25.

Child and Youth Mental Health Services

Services for infants, children and adolescents up to 18 years—and their families and carers—who have complex mental health needs.

Zero to Four Child and Youth Mental Health Service

Helps babies and young children (aged 0–4 years) who are experiencing significant emotional or behavioural difficulties.


The Starfish program supports young people up to 18 years who may be experiencing emotional health and wellbeing challenges. Starfish is based in Deception Bay.

Brisbane MIND4KiDS

Through this program, GPs, psychiatrists or paediatricians have additional options to refer vulnerable and disadvantaged children, aged 0–11 years, for up to 12 psychological therapy sessions. Parents and guardians need to hold a healthcare or pension card for their child to access this service.

Additional resources for children and families

Family and Child Connect

Family and Child Connect helps vulnerable families to connect with services they need to safely care for their children at home.


Community Services Directory is for Queensland parents, families and professionals looking to find support.


This confidential telephone service provides professional counselling and support to parents and carers. It's available 8am–10pm every day.

Raising Healthy Minds

Raising Healthy Minds is a free app you can tailor to your child, family and interests. It answers your questions about child wellbeing and shares practical tips for your day-to-day family life.

Download from the Apple or Google Play stores to start building your child’s wellbeing, encouraging positive behaviour and emotions, strengthening family relationships and looking after yourself.

    My Mental Health

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    Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the My Mental Health Steering Committee, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the My Mental Health Website.

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