THE CAUSE

1 in 4 young people in Australia is currently experiencing a mental health difficulty. But there’s an even bigger problem: 70% of those who need help don’t get it. And, suicide remains the leading cause of death of young people in Australia. In 2019, 461 young people in Australia died by suicide.

ReachOut Australia: Helping all young people be happy and well.

After friends and family, the internet is the first place young people turn to for information and support. That’s where ReachOut Australia comes in.

ReachOut is there – 24/7 – for whatever life throws at them. With tools, tips, advice for everything from dealing with exam stress to understanding how to get help for an issue that’s worrying them, ReachOut provides practical tools designed just for their needs, even when they don’t know what they’re looking for.

ReachOut helps young people get well, be well and stay well, provides connection and shared stories through peer support, and builds confidence to seek professional help, if needed.

And, even more than that, ReachOut helps the people young people turn to for support by providing information, peer support, one-on-one telephone support for parents and carers, and resources for schools and educators.

Last year, ReachOut provided support to more than 3.6 million people.

HOW REACHOUT HELPS

Hear directly from the young people ReachOut has helped

EMILY

KAI

HOW YOUR FUNDRAISING HELPS

Every dollar you raise is extremely important to us - here’s what your money will help us do:

will help develop self-help tools around the key issues affecting young people.

will enable our peer-to-peer forums to provide critical support to young people in distress.

will help ReachOut Parents continue to develop advice and information for parents and carers on key issues.