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.

Next session available:
Thursday, Feb 2, 2022 at 1pm

How does it work?

  • Free text-based chat 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.

All peer workers have undergone ReachOut training and have expertise in facilitating safe, respectful, non-judgmental conversations.

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 FREE chat

  • Book up to 5 days in advance
  • Available Monday to Friday, 1-8 pm Sydney time
  • Private, confidential and free

Next session available:
Thursday, Feb 2, 2022 at 1pm

Already booked a session?
Manage a booked chat

Some issues you might want to chat about

  • friends, family and other relationships
  • work, school or uni/TAFE
  • alcohol, drug or
    other substance use
  • gender, sexuality and cultural identity
  • stress, anxiety and other concerns about your wellbeing

and more...

Frequently asked questions

  • 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.

  • Who are the people behind this 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 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.

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

    Explore different support options and figure out what kind of help would best suit your needs.

  • Connect with a community of other young people

    A safe and anonymous space to share your story or offer your support.

  • Find personalised support

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