Don’t suffer alone. There are many mental health support options available, depending on your needs - whether it’s for you or a loved one. You don’t need to wait until you feel worse, and there is plenty of choice so you can find something that works best for you.
Places to start:
|Head to Health||Digital mental health resource directory||www.headtohealth.gov.au|
|Black Dog Institute||Research informed resources and support tools||www.blackdoginstitute.org.au|
|eHeadspace||Free online and telephone support for people aged 12-25 and those close to them||www.eheadspace.org.au|
|R U OK?||Resources for navigating a conversation with someone you’re worried about||www.ruok.org.au|
|ReachOut||Online mental health service for young people and their parents||www.au.reachout.com|
|Embrace Multicultural Mental Health||National platform for Australian mental health services and multicultural communities to access resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format||www.embracementalhealth.org.au|
|Student Wellbeing Hub||Information and resources for educators, parents and students||www.studentwellbeinghub.edu.au|
|Lifeline||24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services||Phone 13 11 14 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|Lifeline Text||24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services||Text 0477 13 11 14 – 6pm to midnight (AEDT), 7 nights a week|
|Beyond Blue||Mental health information and support for all ages including 24/7 phone service||1300 22 4636|
|Butterfly Foundation National Helpline||Free and confidential support for Australians concerned by eating disorders or body image issues||1800 334 673|
|Carer Gateway Counselling Service||Free counselling service for carers in Australia||1800 422 737|
|SANE Australia Help Centre||Support services for people living with complex mental health issues and those close to them||1800 187 263|
|Suicide Call Back Service||Free counselling for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts||1300 659 467|
|Kids Helpline||Free telephone and online counselling for young people aged 5-25||1800 55 1800|
|MensLine Australia||National telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns||1300 789 978|
|QLife||Anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identify, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships||1800 184 527|
|Open Arms||Veterans and Families Counselling||1800 011 046|
• Facebook groups for Australians and locals are connecting individuals experiencing similar circumstances, including new parents, mental health conditions or following support organisations like Beyond Blue.
• Beyond Blue forums have a range of forums for (almost) any situation or circumstance.
These directories are not managed or endorsed by Health Partners, and is not an exhaustive list.