ReachOut Parents


ReachOut Parents provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support young people in the family environment. On the website you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to young people. You will also find an online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.

The aim of ReachOut Parents is to help parents develop and maintain secure and stable relationships with young people, support your child and teach them how to seek help and work through issues independently, learn about mental health issues that tend to start during adolescence and improve the wellbeing and resilience of your whole family.


As with other ReachOut sites, the information contained is up to date and validated. ReachOut is Australia's leading online mental health organisation for young people so they are reputable in their area. The site is laid out and would be easy to access even for parents who aren’t so technologically savvy. Most pages are split into two parts ‘help me understand’ and ‘things to try’ in order to educate parents and then provide them with skills to apply to the situation.

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Some of the topics discussed in the linked resources are challenging, and potentially upsetting. If you are a young person experiencing mental health difficulties or other issues highlighted by the resources, please seek the support of a trusted adult. If you need immediate help, please visit this page for information on what to do.