suicide & depression resources for schools

Use these resources to empower your students to identify and seek help for depression, self-harm and suicidal feelings in themselves and others. 
 

supporting students to seek help for depression and suicide

It can be difficult to know what young people are feeling, especially if they feel shame or guilt about opening up and seeking help. 

These resources can help students understand their most worrying feelings, including signs to watch for, how to make a safety plan, and how to have conversations about suicide, depression and self-harm. 

These free resources were created by Kids Helpline Counsellors for schools, parents, caregivers and communities. 

FOR PARENTS
talking to children about suicide social post
A guide for parents on how to talk to their children about suicide.
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FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADES
myths and facts about self-harm social post
Informative gallery debunking common myths about self-harm.
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FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADES
let's talk about suicide social post
A Kids Helpline counsellor answers the most common questions about suicide.
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For all high school grades
suicide & self-harm
A guide to staying safe with links to videos, articles and more on suicide and self-harm management strategies.
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For all high school grades
guide to depression
A teenagers guide to depression with links to videos, articles and more to provide info and support.
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For all primary school grades
thinking about hurting myself
Interactive article to help kids open up about what might be bothering them.
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for all primary school year levels
intro to Kids Helpline
How your students can get free, 24/7 support in a range of ways, for any reason
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for all high school year levels
Kids Helpline & help-seeking
A session to normalise help-seeking. Students learn about Kids Helpline, what they can talk to us about, and how counselling works
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For all high school grades
feeling depressed or depression poster
Help students understand the differences between feeling depressed and depression.
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for all primary school grades
Kids Helpline poster for kids
A printable poster for primary school kids to encourage help-seeking through Kids Helpline.
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For all high school grades
suicide prevention safety planning poster
Printable suicide prevention safety plan for when someone is feeling unsafe.
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for all high school grades
Kids Helpline poster for teens
A printable poster for teenagers to encourage help-seeking through Kids Helpline.
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For all high school levels
all about Kids Helpline
Presentation slides designed to be presented by teachers, to classes of students, covering who we are and how we support young people living in Australia.
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for all high school grades
suicide prevention comic
Based on real life experiences, this comic book role models help-seeking and supporting a friend who is at risk of suicide.
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for all high school grades
coping with suicidal thoughts comic
Based on real life experiences, this comic book educates young people about suicide warning signs and intervention strategies to support a friend to stay safe.
First page of coping with suicidal thoughts comic
for all high school grades
about Kids Helpline newsletter insert
A jpg you can insert into your school newsletter to provide Kids Helpline details to students and parents.
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for all primary school grades
about Kids Helpline newsletter insert
A jpg you can insert into your school newsletter to provide Kids Helpline details to students and parents.
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