Mental Health Support & Resources
If life is in danger:
If there is the threat of harm or danger to you or someone else.
Stay calm, don't shout, speak slowly and clearly.
Tell the operator where the danger is — give an address or location.
13 11 14
A national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
"We exist so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone."
Public Health Services & Information
Crisis Assessment & Treatment Team
Crisis assessment and treatment teams (CATT) are based at your nearest local major hospital, and provide help during a mental health emergency.
Made up of psychiatric nurses, social workers psychiatrists and psychologists, they respond to urgent requests to help individuals experiencing a mental health crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CATT’s also work with other services including the police, ambulance, alcohol and drug services, child protection and community services where required.
CATTs are known by different names in various states, but they perform essentially the same role:
Australian Psychological Society: Find a Psychologist
The Find a Psychologist service helps you to find a psychologist to suit your individual needs.
Established and managed by the Australian Psychological Society, this directory lists thousands of APS registered psychologists around Australia.
SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE
Provides support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.
1300 659 467 (24/7)
Aims to increase awareness of depression and anxiety and reduce stigma.
1300 224 636 (24/7)
1800 55 1800 (24/7)
Australia’s only free confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25.
Blue Knot Foundation Helpline (formerly ASCA Professional Support Line)
Provides help, information, support or referral for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse and their partners, family, friends, colleagues.
1300 657 380 (9am-5pm / 7 days)
Butterfly Foundation‘s National Helpline, ED HOPE
A free, confidential service that provides information, counselling and treatment referral for people with eating disorders, and body image and related issues.
1800 33 4673 (8am-midnight / 7 days)
Provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families.
1800 650 890 (9am-1am / 7 days)
A professional telephone and online support and information service.
1300 78 99 78 (24/7)
Open Arms — Veterans and Families Counselling
Provides free and confidential, counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.
1800 011 046 (24/7)
PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia)
Provides a national telephone information, counselling and referral service
1300 726 306 (9am-7:30pm Mon-Fri)
Provides nationwide telephone and web-based services to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages.
1800 184 527 (3pm-12am / 7 days)
Provides support, training and education enabling those with a mental illness to lead a better life.
1800 18 7263 (10am-10pm Mon-Fri)