Links - Youth Mental Health Support Program
Links is a service that supports young people coming through the Children's Court. Those who are struggling with their feelings and behaviour.
They are a voluntary service and a specialised youth mental health team consisting of:
- Mental health clinical nurse specialist.
- Community co-ordinators.
Anyone can ask for more information about Links. It is available from your legal representative, juvenile justice team or court staff.
Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Telephone: 08 9218 4819
How they can help
If you are at court and feel confused, worried, stressed, upset or hopeless then they are there to help.
Sometimes you may feel like you cannot control your emotions and behaviour. Maybe you think your mental health influenced your actions that brought you to court.
Links is a free service that helps young people with their mental health and psychosocial needs.
You do not need to enter a plea to access the Links service.
They will first have a chat about what is worrying you, how you are feeling and what Links service can help you with.
If you choose to engage with Links, they can book you in for an initial appointment to meet with the team.
They can assist with linking you to community services to support with your mental health and psychosocial issues such as education, employment, transportation and accommodation.
Emergency - life threatening: 000
Non-emergency police assistance: 131 444
Text Emergency Relay Service: 106
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Lifeline: 131 11 14
Youth Samaritan Suicide Line: 08 9388 2500
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Urgent Help Line: 1800 048 636
Sexual Assault Resource Centre: 08 9340 1828
Crisis Care - Crisis counselling, emergency accommodation and food: 08 9223 1111
Mental Health Emergency Response Line: 1300 555 788
Last updated: 7 February 2023