support while you wait


We understand that it can be a big step to seek help so it can feel frustrating when there isn't space to see someone straight away. If you are on the waitlist to visit headspace Berri or any other service in the Riverland, below is a list of some online tools, and other resources and support while you wait. 

These same suggestions may be useful for people who aren't quite ready to seek in-person support yet, or who would value some extra support in between sessions. Everyone needs different support at different times in our lives, so what works for one person may not work for another. 

We also have a list of resources dedicated to LGBTQIA+ young people, which you can find here.

In an emergency situation phone 000



eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or

headspace interactive tools (online) interactive tools are bite-sized modules of interactive content that encourages us to actively reflect on our own needs, engage in skill building and set meaningful goals to improve mental health. Interactive Tools (

headspace online group chats for young people - live online chat sessions on a range of topics, facilitated by headspace Clinicians and regular peer-led chats

Upcoming chats ( (with Clinicians)

Spaces ( (peer-led chats)

headspace account - you can curate and save your own personal mental health toolkit using all of the resources on the headspace website, including 1:1 chats, interactive tools, peer-led chats and dozens of fact sheets

Register for a headspace account



Many people find comfort in reading the stories of other people experiencing similar things:

Visible - a headspace project sharing the stories and experience of Australian young people who have or are experiencing mental ill health or mental illness Expressions Gallery | Visible

Orygen #safespaceAn interactive space featuring young people's stories of hope and recovery. Read stories here. 

Mindshare - a creative mental health community and online platform of stories by people with lived experience with mental illness.


More services:

Riverland General Hospital - 08 8580 2400

Police Assistance - 131 444

Rural and Remote Mental Health Line -  13 14 65


Mental Health Coalition of South Australia Mental Health Service Directory -

Suicide call back line on:1300 659 467

Lifeline – For anyone experiencing a personal crisis, 24 hours a day, call: 13 11 14. Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 - Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.

Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or

ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time.

Head to Health - Information and resources to support mental health

Bite BackOnline activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health.

BeyondNow App -  This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide.

Beyond BlueDepression & anxiety related; 24/7 telephone counselling on: 1300 224 636 or online support also available through chat and email. Anxiety, depression and suicide prevention support - Beyond Blue

The Desk - Online tools and programs to support tertiary students with their mental health.

Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol.

The Brave ProgramOnline program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety.

Breakup ShakeupApp that supports young people going through a relationship break up.

Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use.

1800 Respect is a counselling helpline, information and support to anyone whose life has been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 737 732 or

eSafety Commissioner - the place to report cyber bullying and abuse. The eSafety Commissioner also has a range of educational resources for young people and community members. Homepage | eSafety Commissioner

Orygen #chatsafeTools and tips to help communicate safely online about suicide - #chatsafe - Orygen, Revolution in Mind

ShineSA - a confidential service where you can talk to someone about your sexual health. Phone: 1300 883 793 or 1800 188 171 (country callers only) or 

Information about the options available to you if you are pregnant:

Australian Childhood Foundation - counselling for children and young people affected by abuse. 24 hours, 7 days a week. 1800 176 453 or

Child Sexual Abuse Counselling Service -  a counselling service for children, young people and adults who have survived child sexual abuse. Phone: 1800 408 408 or Email:

Batyr -  Our Herd app is a peer to peer storytelling app to support young people experiencing mental health challenges