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Please note: the National Mental Health Commission does not take responsibility for the information or advice accessed outside our website.

Emergency assistance 000

If you need emergency assistance 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 Helpline 1800 55 1800

MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78

Family Drug Support 1300 368 186

You can also get help from:

  • Head to Health for free and low-cost online and phone mental health resources 
  • A local GP or health professional

For current and former Australian Defence Force members and their families

Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling 1800 011 046

All-hours Support Line 1800 628 036

Defence Family Helpline 1800 624 608

1800 IM SICK 1800 467 425

Australian Defence Force personnel can also contact your:

  • Local health facility
  • Mental Health & Psychology Section
  • Chaplain
  • Unit Welfare Officer
  • Chain of command.