Here are some links to some informative, practical websites
Tune In Not Out - Tune In Not Out (or as our friends call us – TINO) provides 24hr TV for life’s challenges from mental to sexual health. Tune In Not Out brings videos, factsheets, real stories and blogs from across Australia into one central point for young people to explore.
Pathways Salvation Army Ashley services the Shire of Murrindindi and is a the alcohol and other drugs outreach specialist worker contact the Seymour office.
Mitchell Community Health services the Murrindindi Shire.
Somazone this web site was designed by young people in conjunction with the Australian Drug Foundation to promote an exploration of health, lifestyle and legal issues for young people.
Drinking Choices fact and figures about alcohol consumption, advice on safe drinking and links to other sites of interest to young people. Produced by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing.
Drug Aware the site contains information, on drug information, staying safe, drug driving, getting help and much more
Counselling online counsellingOnline is a service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern, using text-interaction. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative or friend. Counselling Online is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across Australia.
Alateen provides support and assistance to young people who have a parent suffering substance abuse
Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS) - Provides counselling, support, outreach assistance with home based and residential withdrawal and supported accommodation across Victoria.
DirectLine 24 hour counselling, information and referral service regarding substance abuse. If you or someone you care about has an alcohol or drug concern, you can call Direct Line to speak to an experienced and professional counsellor. Counsellors can provide immediate counselling and support, assistance in developing strategies and links to further information and education resources.
Oxygen - Promoting and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices free from the impact of tobacco. Information on the tobacco industry and the effects of smoking.
Quitline strategies to assist you with quitting smoking.
Family Drug Help details information on support with assisting family members with drug use
Alcoholics Anonymous Shepparton (24 hour service)
Narcotics – Victorian area helpline
BITE BACK the new website created especially for people aged 12- 18 is finally here!
eheadspace -eheadspace is anew service from headspace. It is a confidential, free anonymous, secure space where young people aged 12 and 25 can web chat, email or speak with qualified young menal health professionals. It is however, not a crisis support line contact kidshelpline or lifeline.