Healthy Minds

Personal action - what males themselves can do

Page last updated: 27 May 2010

If you are facing mental health issues, there are many ways to gain understanding and take positive action:

  • Talk to family, friends, a doctor or mental health professional if you feel stressed or have mental health problems. It is a sign of strength to take action to fix a problem.
  • Call a confidential, anonymous helpline63:
    • MensLine – 1300 78 99 78
    • Lifeline – 13 11 14
    • beyondblue Info line – 1300 22 4636
    • SANE Helpline (wide range of information on mental illness and suicide prevention) – 1800 18 SANE (7763) or www.sane.org
    • Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
    • Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service – 1800 011 046
  • Get information on mental health problems, how to build your coping skills and resilience, and where to get help:
  • Get connected – join a social group or activity you are interested in:
  • If you are caring for someone:
    • Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (for respite and other community services) – 1800 052 222. Emergency (after hours) respite – 1800 059 059
    • Carers Australia (puts you in touch with other carers, and the National Carer Counselling Program) – 1800 242 636, www.carersaustralia.com.au
    • Alzheimer’s Australia (if you are caring for someone with dementia) – National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500, www.alzheimers.org.au