ReachOut is Australia's leading online mental health and organisation for young people and their parents. We offer practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times. Plus, ReachOut Parents makes it easier for parents to help their teenagers, too.
Everything we create is based on the latest evidence and designed with experts and young people just like you. That’s what makes our digital self-help tools trusted, relevant and easy to use.
Available for free anytime and pretty much anywhere, ReachOut is accessed by 132,000 people in Australia every month. That’s more
than 1.58 million each year.
We provide invaluable peer support on the ReachOut Forums and leave counselling to other experts.
If you need urgent help or you want to talk to someone immediately, check out our urgent help page.
Who's behind ReachOut?
ReachOut was started in 1998 from the groundbreaking idea to use the internet to make digital self-help available for young people (more on our story here). One in four young people goes through a mental health difficulty, and we believe technology has the potential to deliver a service that can meet unlimited demand, so that’s why we created ReachOut.
ReachOut is a registered not-for-profit based in Sydney but our services are accessed all over Australia. We employ around 40 great people who work across service delivery, research, digital, marketing and organisation support.
ReachOut is funded by the Australian Federal Department of Health as well as corporate, community and philanthropic donations.
We also partner with heaps of other organisations to make sure every person who visits ReachOut finds the help they are looking for.
How you can get involved
Order ReachOut.com merchandise
Get some merch to help spread the word about ReachOut and mental health in your community.
Volunteer with ReachOut
Our legendary vollies do awesome stuff all around Australia. You can be one too: just check out our latest volunteer opps.
Raise money for ReachOut
Everybody needs somewhere to turn to when they’re going through a rough patch. Raising money for ReachOut is easy and you’ll make a huge difference to young people everywhere.
Donate to ReachOut.com
We need your help to help a million more young people. Make a tax-deductible donation through our simple and secure online form.