Help & RESOURCES
Urgent Help In A Crisis
If you or someone you know is in need of urgent help or are feeling overwhelmed, the following services are here to listen and provide immediate help. These services are completely confidential.
Are you experiencing a life-threatening situation?
If you, or someone you are with is in immediate danger please call:
Provides all Australians with 24/7 Crisis support and suicide prevention services. Text support available for people finding it hard to talk.
People at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved
Counselling for young people 5-25 years of age, parents and teachers.
Providing 24/7 Crisis support since 1967.
Defence Community Organisation offering practical and emotional support for Australia Defence Forces members and their families facing emergency or crisis during times of illness, domestic crisis or bereavement.
Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs. FDS is primarily made up of volunteers who have lived experienced of having family members with dependency.
The Department of Child Protection and Family Support’s after hours service, Crisis Care, offers support and intervention for people in crises needing urgent help.
Emergency response lines provided by the Government of Western Australia Mental Health Commission.
Mental health first aid Guidelines
These best-practice first aid guidelines have been developed by MHFA Australia to apply to a range of developing mental health problems and mental health crisis situations. These guidelines have been produced using the Delphi method, a systematic way of assessing the consensus of a panel of experts (professionals, consumers and carers).
Help & Resources
There are an abundance of public education and support services available in Australia supporting you, your family and friends.
National initiative for depression, anxiety and suicide prevention. 24hr telephone support.
Youth Beyond Blue
Resources and help for youth. Videos, quizzes, 24-hour telephone support and online chat.
A one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and more.
R U OK?
Support for depression, anxiety and suicide prevention. 24hr telephone support and online chat, forums, checklists, facts and more
Black Dog Institute
Research, clinical resources and education training dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness.
National 24 hour telephone and chat counselling service supporting those impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence service and abuse.
Telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns. Website includes resources for coping with stress, anger, depression and more.
LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about sexuality. Identity, gender, bodies, feeling or relationships.
Carers NSW Australia
Counselling, information and support for carers of people with mental illness.
Face to face counselling, drug and alcohol through-care service, peer support groups, residential rehabilitation and many more programs.
Supporting Australians affected by complex mental illness. The helpline operates 9-5 weekdays (EST). Work includes online peer support and information, stigma reduction, research and advocacy.
Counselling service for people suffering from grief and dealing with loss. Available Midday to 3am AEST, 7 days a week.
Relationship support services for people of all cultural backgrounds,family structure, gender and sexual orientations for more than 60 years.
Open arms provide counselling and support services for service-related mental health conditions such as PTSD to Australia’s military community and their families.
Education & Helpful Online Tools
Mobile apps and online support tools
Practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide
Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents, providing practical support, tools and information.
Head to Health
Search directory for mental health resources inc. websites, apps & programs forums and phone, chat & email services.
Lifeline Service Finder
A directory of free and low cost Australian health and community services.
Free online assessment and treatment service for adults experiencing depression and anxiety.
Receive proven techniques to help manage anxiety, depression and stress.
This Way Up
Provides online learning programs, education and research in anxiety, depressive disorders and physical health.
24/7 free online counselling service supporting people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
BeyondNow Suicide Safety Plan App
An app that allows you to create a safety plan if experiencing crisis and distress.
The Check-in App
An app designed to guide young people to check in with a friend they are concerned about.
A meditation and mindfulness app that has hundreds of sessions on everything from stress and sleep to focus and anxiety.
High Res App
Free app to help manage stress and build resilience during and after military service from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.