Support and Crisis Services

 

If you need emergency support, dial ‘000' for the police or an ambulance, or call Lifeline, a free and confidential 24-hour crisis helpline, on 13 11 14.

 

If you are in a crisis situation, are concerned about feelings or thoughts of suicide, or need to speak with someone urgently, we urge you to contact the following organisations for immediate assistance:

Support for Mental Health or Drug and Alcohol Concerns

 

Mental Health Issues, Low Mood, Anxiety and Stress

Rape/trauma

  • NSW Rape Crisis: 1800 424 017
  • 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
  • Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS): https://www.capsau.org/

Drug and Alcohol Concerns

  • Counselling Online (1800 888 236) or counsellingonline.org.au: Free drug and alcohol online counselling available 24/7
  • Reach Out (reachout.com): practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times
  • National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline (1800 250 015)
  • Alcohol & Drug Information Service: for information, services in your area, crisis counselling and support about alcohol and drugs:
    • NSW: 1800 422 599 for regional NSW or 02 9361 8000  for metropolitan NSW
    • ACT: community health service: 02 6207 9977
    • QLD: 1800 177 833 for regional QLD or 07 3837 5989 for metropolitan QLD
    • VIC: Directline (1800 888 236)
    • TAS: 1800 811 994
    • SA: 1300 131 340 or 08 8363 8618
    • WA: 1800 198 024 for regional WA or 08 9442 5000 for metropolitan WA
    • NT: 1800 629 683 or call 08 8922 8399 (Darwin) to book an appointment to seek help for alcohol withdrawal