02-24-2020 12:27 PM
Thank you for raising what is happening for family here. I can understand what you've said around this being a public forum. You are welcome to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.
This must be a really difficult time for you. I'm just wondering if you have any support for yourself? In case you are wanting to talk with someone about this in more depth I've linked you to our page with telephone support for parents here. We are also here to chat you through this.
Hope to hear back from you when you're up to it.
02-25-2020 03:16 PM
02-25-2020 04:00 PM - edited 02-25-2020 06:39 PM
I did get a chance to look at the resources, I forwarded it on his father which he found helpful. I rang the crisis support number I was given and all they tell me is to call 000 if I get concerned he is going to act. Is there any mentor places for teen boys? I read on here about a mentor might be good.
Just thought I'd check in to tag some parent champs who may be able to provide some support to you during this hard time and also to see if you've had a chance to look at those resources.
02-25-2020 09:58 PM
A mentor is a great idea, I've taken a look at some resources which might be good to link your son into. From what I can gather, you and your son live in Victoria, so I have specialised these resources to there. A really great not-for-profit is Australian Youth Mentoring Network, who aim to connect services who offer mentoring, to young persons across Australia. You can take a look at all the stuff they do here. Wesley Mission also offer their own mentoring program for those who are between 12-18. You can find more about their service here
I hope this helps!