Chatstarter – Helping parents and young people support each other
Conversations play an important role in recognising when someone is going through a difficult time and connecting them to right type of care.
While we all like to have conversations in different ways, talking to someone about what’s challenging us can be difficult.
#ChatStarter was developed by the National Mental Health Commission in partnership with parents and young people who have experience of mental health challenges and Australia’s national mental health organisations – ReachOut, Butterfly Foundation, Orygen, batyr, headspace, Beyond Blue and Kids Helpline.
Having a small chat can make a big difference. The easy-to-use tips and resources below have been developed by mental health clinicians to help build your confidence and capability to support a friend or loved one who may be experiencing distress or a mental health challenge today.