Mental Health Support Services
Mental Health services information
Crisis Assessment & Treatment Team (CATT)
Better Access initiative (Medicare subsidised mental health care)
Lifeline provides crisis counselling, support groups and suicide prevention services.
13 11 14 (24/7)
Suicide Call Back Service provides support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.
1300 659 467 (24/7)
1300 224 636 (24/7)
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25.
1800 55 1800 (24/7)
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, is 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)
eheadspace 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)
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service.
1300 78 99 78 (24/7)
1800 184 527 (3pm-12am / 7 days)
PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) provides a national telephone information, counselling and referral service
1300 726 306 (9am-7:30pm Mon-Fri)
1800 18 7263 (10am-10pm Mon-Fri)
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)
Other good mental health organisations
Black Dog Institute
Mental Health First Aid Australia
Mental Health Foundation of Australia
Mental Health Australia
Open Arms – Veterans & Families counselling
Suicide Prevention Australia