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Emergency assistance 000
If you need emergency assistance, please phone 000 for police, ambulance or fire services.
Crisis support lines 24/7
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
For current and former ADF members and their families
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service 1800 011 046
All-hours Support Line 1800 628 036
Defence Family Helpline 1800 624 608
1800 IM SICK 1800 467 425
You can also get help from:
- A local GP or health professional
ADF personnel can also contact your:
- local health facility
- Mental Health & Psychology Section
- Unit Welfare Officer
- chain of command
"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."
Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission