About the examination
The National Children’s Commissioner examined how children and young people under 18 years of age can be better protected from intentional self-harm, with or without suicidal intent.
This examination involved a review of current research, targeted consultations and roundtables with experts, and hearing from children and young people.
On 22 April 2014, a Call for Submissions was released. The Call for Submissions has now closed.
Findings of the examination are reported on in the National Children’s Commissioner’s 2014 Children's Rights Report to Parliament.
National Help and Counselling Services
Lifeline – 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention
- Telephone: 13 11 14
- Website: www.lifeline.org.au
Kids Helpline – counselling service for children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years
- Telephone: 1800 55 1800
- Website: www.kidshelp.com.au
Headspace – counselling and referral service for young people aged 12 to 25 years
ReachOut.com – online youth mental health service
- Website: http://au.reachout.com