The websites listed below have a wealth of information about support available to you. The Pharmacists’ Support Service is available to provide support by listening and supporting you and can be contacted on
1300 244 910 between 8.00 am and 11.00 pm AEST every day of the year.
We also encourage you to seek
professional assistance from your
doctor, health care provider or
If you are struggling, please
|CALL 000 IF LIFE IS IN DANGER |
24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention
|13 11 14 – 24/7 crisis support helpline|
0477 131 114 – 24/7 text message support
24/7 online chat is also available: go to the Lifeline website
The National Depression Initiative
|Beyond Blue Helpline:|
1300 22 4636
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service: 1800 512 348
There is more help specific to coronavirus available on their website.
|Black Dog Institute |
Mental health resources and support tools
|Suicide Prevention |
Helpline available 24/7
|1800 HOLDON – 1800 465 366||www.suicideprevention.com.au|
|Suicide Call Back Service (National Service) |
Free phone, video and online crisis counselling for people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia.
|1300 659 467||www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au|
|13 YARN |
Free and confidential 24/7 crisis support service run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, providing a culturally safe and judgement-free space.
|13 YARN – 13 92 76||www.13yarn.org.au|
|Mind Australia |
Supporting clients to live independent, productive and satisfying lives through a comprehensive range of services.
|Service information and referral – 1300 286 463|
Carer Helpline – 1300 554 660
|Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria|
ARCVic runs the OCD and Anxiety Helpline.
|1300 ANXIETY – 1300 269 438|
You can also call 03 9830 0533
Mon to Fri, 10am – 8:30pm
|Mental Health Foundation Australia |
The MHFA provides mental health support and advocacy through its many initiatives. There are many support groups for specific areas that you can find out more about on their website.
|1300 643 287 (1300 MHF AUS)|
Multicultural Mind Hotline
SANE Australia is a national mental health charity making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy.
|Phone: 1800 18 7263|
10am to 10pm AEST Mon-Fri
You can also chat via email or webchat, or access the online forums. The website allows you to book a call at a time that suits you.
|Embrace Mental Health |
Providing multicultural support for mental health. Resources are available in many languages. They do not offer crisis support but you may be directed to appropriate services.
|The Australian Psychological Society (APS)|
The leading professional association for psychologists in Australia, which offers a psychologist referral service to assist anyone seeking the advice and assistance of a qualified and suitable APS psychologist in private practice.
The APS website includes many resources on a wide range of topics including addictions, depression, workplace issues, disaster resources and coping in difficult financial times. In addition the website contains tip sheets on a variety of topics.
|Phone: 1800 333 497|
Email: email@example.com (specify the service required and preferred location)
This service is also accessible through the APS website at www.psychology.org.au. Follow the links to the “Find a Psychologist” page, then follow the prompts to undertake a search for a list of psychologists with specific areas of practice in a particular post code area.
moodgym is an interactive self-help book based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy which have been shown to be successful in preventing and treating depression and anxiety.
|Alcoholics Anonymous||1300 222 222||www.aa.org.au|
|Narcotics Anonymous||1300 652 820||www.na.org.au|
Support to stop smoking
|13 78 48|
8am to 8pm Mon – Fri
You can also request a call back, book a time via the website, or chat online.
|Family Drug Support |
24 hour national support
|1300 368 186||www.fds.org.au|
Free confidential support available 24/7
|1800 858 858||gamblershelp.com.au|
|Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement |
National support line
|1800 642 066|
For COVID-19 bereavement: 1800 22 22 00
National support line for issues of grief, loss, trauma, financial loss, coping after natural disasters, and major life changes
|1300 845 745|
6am to midnight every day
|Compassionate Friends “When a child dies” supporting bereaved parents and siblings |
24/7 grief support
|1300 064 068 or 03 9888 4944|
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Rural and Remote Mental Health |
Support for those in rural and remote parts of Australia
|1300 515 951||www.rrmh.com.au|
|CRANAplus Bush Support Line|
Free 24/7 confidential psychological support to remote health professionals and their families.
|1800 805 391||crana.org.au|
|National Rural Health Student Network|
A student health network, bringing together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health, encouraging them to pursue rural health careers.
|Access publication ‘When the cowpat hits the windmill’ about maintaining your mental health during rural work here.||nrhsn.org.au|
|Relationships Australia |
Relationship support services
|1300 364 277||www.relationships.com.au|
National sexual assault and domestic family violence counselling service; 24 hour helpline.
|1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732|
Online chat is also available on the website
|PANDA – Perinatal anxiety and depression Australia |
Support for parents and families affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after birth.
|1300 726 306|
Mon to Fri, 9am – 7.30pm AEST
|Parents Beyond Breakup|
Support for parents experiencing trauma related to family breakdown and separation. ‘Mums in Distress’ and ‘Dads in Distress’ are two of their frontline services.
|1300 853 437|
Mon to Sat, 8:30am – 5pm AEST
Phoenix provides resources for those dealing with trauma and PTSD.
|Hand-n-Hand Peer Support|
Free, confidential peer support for health professionals in Australia and New Zealand. Sign up on the website to be matched with other peers.
|ROSE for Medical Parents |
This organisation was founded to provide parents in medical careers with the resources to support their parenthood and career aspirations. Sign up on their website to find peer support.
QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
|1800 184 527|
3pm – midnight every day
Online chat is also available on the website
A telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.
|1300 78 99 78||mensline.org.au|
|Men’s Referral Service|
An initiative of ‘No to violence’, this service is a free and confidential helpline that offers counselling, support, and advice to men who have anger, relationship, or parenting issues. The service also provides help to other family members who are experiencing violence or controlling behaviour by men.
|1300 766 491|
7 days a week
Online chat also available
A free and anonymous search engine to find national and local support.
It includes services like housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice and many more.
|Sikh Helpline |
An Australia-wide confidential support service where anyone can get advice on various issues, including support for new arrivals in Australia, students, help with bullying, discrimination and racism, help for women, issues with identity and more. Support is available in English and Punjabi.
|Phone: 0401 401 040|
The Australian government Legal Aid website has links to each state and territory legal aid services. Call through to your local legal aid service for legal assistance.
|Money Smart |
Tips and tools to help you make the most of your money
(an initiative of ASIC)
|The National Debt Hotline|
National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems.
You can call for free and confidential advice regarding utility bills, mortgage payments, rent, credit cards, personal loans, Centrelink issues, joint debts, and general financial assistance.
|1800 007 007|
9.30am to 4.30pm Mon-Fri
|Department of Social Services – Emergency Relief|
If you urgently need help with living expenses, the DSS can put you through to local emergency relief services.
|1300 653 227||www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/communities-and-vulnerable-people/programs-services/emergency-relief|
|Fair Work Ombudsman||13 13 94 |
8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
|Fair Work Commission |
The national workplace relations tribunal.
|Australian Human Rights Commission|
An independent statutory organisation that works to protect and promote the human rights of all people in Australia. It provides information about discrimination and rights and how to make a complaint.
|1300 656 419 (local call) |
or 02 9284 9888