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
Beyond Blue | 1300 22 4636| Web Chat
Butterfly Foundation | 1800 334 673 | Web Chat
MensLine Australia | 1300 78 99 78 | Web Chat
National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline | 1800 250 015
Suicide Call Back Service | 1300 659 467 | Web Chat
QLife | 1800 184 527 | Web Chat - 3pm to midnight daily
1800RESPECT | 1800 737 732 | Web Chat
SANE | 1800 187 263 | Web Chat (10am-10pm AEDT Mon-Fri)
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
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.
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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