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If you are experiencing mental ill health we encourage you to reach out for support on your recovery journey. The below organisations provide free advice and information.

If life is in danger please call 000 for emergency assistance from police, ambulance or fire services.

Lifeline13 11 14
Web Chat - 7pm to midnight (AEST)
Text | 0477 13 11 14 - 12pm to midnight (AEST)

Beyond Blue | 1300 22 4636 | Web Chat 

Butterfly Foundation | 1800 334 673 | Web Chat

Carer Support | 1800 242 636 or 1300 554 660

Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800

MensLine Australia1300 78 99 78 | Web Chat

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline | 1800 250 015

Suicide Call Back Service1300 659 467 | Web Chat

QLife | 1800 184 527
Web Chat - 3pm to midnight daily

1800RESPECT | 1800 737 732Web Chat

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Services

Alcohol and Drug Information and Support Services (ADIS) | For local numbers visit the website

Brother to Brother Crisis Support Line | 1800 435 799

National Indigenous Critical Response Service | 1800 805 801 

Wellmob | Social, emotional and cultural wellbeing online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

COVID-19 Support Services

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service |1800 512 348 | Web Chat
Online discussion forums and mental health resources can be found on their website. 

For current health information regarding COVID-19 visit the Department of Health website or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

Bushfire Support Services

If you have been impacted by the Bushfires, you can access immediate free counselling by contacting Services Australia 180 22 66 or your local GP or health professional.

For additional information regarding financial assistance and support visit the National Bushfire Recovery Agency. You can also access mental health information, disaster toolkits and resources at Life In Mind

Financial Support Services

National Debt Helpline | 1800 007 007 Monday - Friday 09:30am – 4:30pm   
           
Small Business Help | 1800 413 828 Monday - Friday 09:00am – 5:00pm  

Defence Force and Veteran Support Services

Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling |1800 011 046

All-hours Support Line |1800 628 036 

Defence Family Helpline |1800 624 608

Defence Force personnel can also contact your; Local health facility, Mental Health & Psychology Section, Chaplain, Unit Welfare Officer, Chain of command.

If you don't feel like you can call any of the above service, you can also:

  • talk to someone you trust
  • contact your GP, a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist

Need more information?

Head to Health 

Black Dog

Headspace

ReachOut

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