For urgent assistance call 000, attend your local Hospital
or contact your General Practitioner
Mental Health Support
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Free 24 Hours or online chat Australia-wide.
Website offers a Mental Health Quiz, Coping Kits, Tool Kits, Fact sheets and other resources.
or 1800 737 732
24 hour counselling for domestic violence and sexual assault.
Information and support for women, families and carers.
NSW Mental Health Telephone Access Line: 1800 011 511
24 hour state-wide access to expert mental health advice, support and referral for people dealing with a mental health problem, their families and carers. Also provides advice about clinical symptoms, urgency of need for care and local treatment options for health and care service providers.
Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service & Infoline: 1800 184 527 or (02) 8594 9596
Counselling and information for all people dealing with sexuality and/or gender issues.
Available 7 days: 5:30pm – 9:30pm.
Mensline: 1300 78 99
Australia-wide, 24-hours. Supporting men & their families.
Gambling Help: 1800 858 858
Support for anyone recovering from gambling
Aboriginal Counselling Services: 0410 539 905
Culturally sensitive support to strengthen Aboriginal workers and community through personal and professional development. Accredited professional counselling service.
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Available 24 hours Australia-wide. Young people 5–25 years.
Child Protection Helpline: 132 111
For people who suspect a child is suffering abuse or neglect or for those who wish to discuss concerns about a child or young person.
Family Planning NSW: Talkline - 1300 658 886
Children by Choice: (07) 3357 5377 (Brisbane) or freecall 1800 177 725 statewide
For unbiased, all-options pregnancy counselling and information
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
Beyondblue: 1300 224 636.
Beyondblue promotes good mental health, tackles stigma and discrimination, and provides support and information on anxiety, depression and suicide to achieve the best possible mental health.
Black Dog Institute: (02) 9382 4530.
The Black Dog Institute provides information on depression and bipolar disorder.
Blue Knot Foundation: 1300 657 380. (Previously known as ASCA – Adults Surviving Child Sexual Abuse)
Blue Knot Foundation helps adults recover from childhood trauma, including child abuse in all its forms, neglect, domestic violence in childhood and other adverse childhood events. It provides professional phone support, information, resources, tools and workshops to help survivors and their friends, families, partners and loved ones.
Blue Knot also trains health professionals and others working with survivors to support them on their healing journey.
Cancer Council Australia: 13 11 20.
The Cancer Council provides information & support on any aspect of cancer, offering counselling services, support groups, education and practical assistance.
SANE: 1800 187 263.
SANE offers peer support for people living with a mental health problem, their families and carers and provides information on mental health symptoms, treatments and medications.
ReachOut: (02) 8029 7777.
ReachOut.com is an online mental health service for young people, their parents and health professionals providing practical support for everyday issues through to tough times. It uses an innovative approach and the latest technology to connect with young people (16-25) from a mobile site and apps including The Sorter and Recharge.
Mothersafe (02) 9382 6539/1800 647 848.
Information for women/health care providers concerned about exposure to substances during pregnancy and breast-feeding e.g. prescription drugs, street drugs, infections and occupational exposure
Alcohol & drug rehabilitation services
A free, self-help, online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program
A Friend’s Place: 1300 654 556
National centre for childhood grief
Headspace: 1800 650 890
National youth mental health foundation