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:

      • Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24-hour service)
      • Suicide call back service (1300 659 467; 24-hour service): 13 11 14 (24-hour service)
      • Mental Health Access Line (1800 011 511)

 

Support for Mental Health or Drug and Alcohol Concerns

 

Mental Health Issues, Low Mood, Anxiety and Stress

    • contact your family doctor or general practitioner
    • Headspace (1800 650 890 or headspace.org.au) provide face to face, phone or online support for young people
    • SANE (1800 187 263 or sane.org) provide face to face, phone or online support.

Rape/trauma

    • NSW Rape Crisis: 1800 424 017
    • 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    • Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS): 1800 688 009

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
    • Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice (YoDAA) Line (1800 458 685): Telephone information and advice for young people
    • Alcohol & Drug Information Service: for information, services in your area, crisis counselling and support about alcohol and drugs:
    NSW: 1800 422 599 or 02 9361 8000
    ACT:  02 6207 9977
    QLD:  1800 177 833 or 07 3837 5989
    SA: 1300 131 340 or 08 8363 8618
    WA: 1800 198 024 or 08 9442 5000
    NT:  1800 629 683 or 08 8922 8399 (Darwin)
    VIC:  1800 888 236
    TAS: 1800 811 994 or 03 6233 6722