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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.

Find quick digital mental health resources on a range of topics from Australia's most trusted service providers: Head to Health


MensLine Australia1300 78 99 78 | Web Chat

Standby Support After Suicide | 1300 727 247


Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800



Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Services

13YARN | 13 92 76

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.

Other Services

Head to Health | Mental Health portal

Life in Mind | suicide prevention portal

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

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

1800RESPECT | 1800 737 732Web Chat

SANE | 1800 187 263 | Web Chat (10am-10pm AEDT Mon-Fri)

Butterfly Foundation | 1800 334 673 | Web Chat

Carer Support | 08 8433 9555

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline | 1800 250 015

Natural Disaster Support Services

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster (including bushfire, flood, drought), you can access immediate free counselling by contacting Services Australia 1800 22 66 or your local GP or health professional.

For additional information regarding financial assistance and support visit the National Recovery and Resilience Agency. You can also access mental health information, disaster toolkits and resources at Head to Health

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

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

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.