If you need to talk to someone NOW, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800. If life is in danger, call 000.

FREE Youth Counselling

KYDS is here to support young people with FREE, confidential counselling for as long as it’s needed.

We can help you understand and manage difficult times in your life, such as friendship problems, school and study stress, family breakups, anxiety, bullying, self-harm, grief and depression.

You don’t need a doctor’s referral or Medicare card to access help from KYDS. No problem is too big or too small – our support is tailored just for you and will help you get back on track.

Are you:

  • Living or going to school in the Northern Sydney region?
  • Aged 10-18?
  • Willing to engage in counselling support?
  • Flexible in your availability to attend sessions?

Talking helps… we’re here for you.

Call 9416 0900 or click below to book an intake appointment and see how we can help.

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It’s easy to get help

1 Fill in the
intake form
Click on 'Let's Connect' and complete the online form to make an appointment
2 Chat with
We'll call at your scheduled time for a 30-minute chat to see how we can help
3 Be matched to the perfect clinician You'll then receive options for appointment times via call and SMS
4 Start the journey to feeling better Participate in a 60-minute counselling session

We’re here to help you

1 in 4
Do you feel lonely most of the time? young people
feel alone
most of the time
1 in 6
Do you feel unsure about the future? young people
feel uncertain
about the future
Are you struggling to cope or having
a difficult time?
of young people are very concerned about mental health
1 in 4
Are you being bullied at school
or online?
young people have experienced bullying

Talking helps. Don’t go through it alone.

No referral from a doctor or school required. Get in touch for a confidential discussion.

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I had no idea what to do, or where to turn. Then a friend mentioned KYDS and I’m so glad they did. Their support changed everything.
Milly , KYDS Client
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I had a space to talk about my feelings and issues
without judgement and with support.
Max , KYDS Client
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The staff were excellent and very willing to work with me in any ways I felt would work best for me.
Jess , KYDS Client
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Resources hand-picked for you

Talking to someone about what's on your mind helps. In the meantime, here are some videos you might find useful.
What is anxiety?
How the iPhone rewrote the teenage brain
I had a black dog, his name was depression