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A Guide for New Members

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A Guide for New Members

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Welcome to ReachOut parents, get support from other caring parents who've been through it before.


Here at ReachOut we've been supporting young people for 21 years, and we know you parents are instrumental in make sure your teens get the help that's right for them. So we've expanded our service and this is just for you! We offer fact sheets, stories, practical tips and - here at the heart of the service - our peer support community forums. 

Why ReachOut parents?Why ReachOut parents?

Want to get started? It can help to quickly check out the guidelines (written by parents, for parents), and then a good first step is to either:

  1. Introduce yourself - keep it anonymous, but tell us a bit about you, your kids and get to know the other parents 

  2. Check out our monthly calendar to see which discussions and topics are coming up

  3. Get something off your chest by starting a topic in Concerned about my teen

  4. If you feel like you have some wisdom to share, just reply to any of the topics already posted there.

  5. To work on connection and communication with your teen/s, get in on the conversations already going on in the Everyday Parenting section, or start your own topic.

  6. From time-to-time we have special discussions on specific interests/topics. 

  7. We also have a few new spaces including a space for single parents, and a space to ask a Child and Family Professional a question


We're so glad you found us, and we want to hear from you! Looking froward to seeing the conversations grow, and if you have any feedback for us - here's the place to do it.


Reply below if you have any Qs!



Re: A Guide for New Members


The focus of these groups seems to be on teens. We are looking for support in parenting a 22-year old with depression. Is this the wrong forum for us, and can anyone recommend any others?


Re: A Guide for New Members

Hi there @jamman we work with young people up to the age of 25 years, so this is most definitely a place you can talk about your young persons mental health. 


Re: A Guide for New Members

Hello everyone.

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hi. my little girl is not a teen is that allowed