ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia. Our trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. The information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.
We’ve been championing wider access to mental health support since we launched our online service more than 20 years ago. Everything we create is based on the latest evidence and is designed with experts, and young people or their parents. This is why our service is trusted, relevant and so easy to use.
Accessed by more than 2 million people in Australia each year, ReachOut is a free service that’s available anytime and pretty much anywhere.
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.