How to help someone close to you.
Where to get help – online.
Video Game Related Help Resources.
1800 650 890 or https://headspace.org.au/: Visit the website to find your closest Headspace Centre. Headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families. A range of youth friendly health professionals can help you with general health; mental health and counselling; education, employment, and other services.
https://au.reachout.com/ is the leading online youth mental health service, providing help, information and support.
1300 22 4636 or https://www.beyondblue.org.au: Beyondblue works to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. Support is available 24/7. Forums are available, including some discussions of gaming
1800 551 800 https://kidshelpline.com.au/ provides telephone and online chat-based support for children, teens, and parents.
The Australian Psychological Society
includes a resource to locate qualified psychologists in a nearby location, including those with experience treating gaming problems. Select ‘Addictions’ and ‘Internet gaming’ as an issue to assist in locating suitable individuals. You will need a GP referral to qualify for a Medicare rebate for sessions : https://www.psychology.org.au/Find-a-Psychologist
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