Something on your mind?

Chat with a peer worker who understands?

Our peer workers have experience with mental health challenges and use this experience to support others?

Unfortunately there aren’t any sessions available at the moment.
We put new sessions up every day, so please check back in tomorrow.

In the meantime, you can:

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Free text-based support with a peer worker

Chat in private about anything: nothing’s too big or small

For anyone in Australia aged 18-25

What’s a peer worker?

Our peer workers have experience with mental health challenges as young people. They’ve been on their own journey to recovery and use their experience to support others.

What do peer workers do?

Peer workers are here to listen and to empower you.

Help you explore a situation and come up with different solutions

Understand your experience and where you’re coming from

Support you to effectively manage challenges

Book a session with PeerChat

Private, confidential and free

Chat about anything: nothing's too big or small

For anyone in Australia aged 18-25

Some issues you may want to chat about...

friends, family and other relationships

work, school or uni/TAFE

stress, anxiety and other concerns about your wellbeing

alcohol, drug or other substance use

understand your experience and where you’re coming from

and more

Frequently asked questions

Who are the people behind the service?

PeerChat is provided by ReachOut, the most accessed online mental health service for young people in Australia.
ReachOut’s free self-help information, peer support program and referral tools help young people be well and stay well.

What if I need urgent help?

Having a tough time and need someone to talk to right now? There are confidential services available 24/7 to listen and help you out.
If you or someone you know is in danger, call 000.

What else can I do?

Learn about what to expect from your chat

If you’re feeling curious or unsure, here’s what you can expect from your chat. Learn more

Take the quiz on what kind of help is right for you?

Explore different support options and figure out what kind of help would bet suit your needs. Take the quiz

Connect with a community of other young people

A safe and anonymous space to share your story or offer your support. Visit the online community

Find personalised support

Use NextStep to find out where you can go for support that suits you. Check out NextStep

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