How can 13YARN help you?

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13YARN is the first national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. 13YARN reflects the cultural and historical factors that had contributed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' understanding and experience of mental wellbeing and suicide.

Funded by the Australian Government and developed in collaboration with Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia, NACCHO, Black Dog Institute Aboriginal Lived Experience team and the Centre for Excellence in Suicide Prevention along with input from Torres Strait Islander, remote, regional, and urban peoples with lived experience of mental illness, 13YARN is run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

It provides crisis support 24/7 to yarn with you without judgement and provide a confidential, culturally safe space to yarn about your needs, worries or concerns.

13YARN staff work with you to explore options for on-going support. You will be connected to a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person who will understand where you are coming from and listen, without judgement or shame. 

If you, or someone you know, is feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect with 13YARN on 13 92 76 (24 hours/7 days) and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.

For more information visit the 13YARN website today!


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