Mental health and suicide prevention contacts

A list of organisations, websites and services that offer support, counselling, research and information about mental health and suicide prevention.

Contacts

13YARN

13YARN provides free and confidential crisis support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You can contact 13YARN from any mobile or pay phone anywhere in Australia 24/7 to talk to a crisis supporter.
13YARN

Aged Care COVID-19 Grief and Bereavement Service

Contact the Aged Care COVID-19 Grief and Bereavement Service for free support for those affected by COVID-19 in the aged care sector. They are available 9 am to 5 pm AEDT, from Monday to Friday. This service is operated by the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy is an online Disability Advocacy Finder tool. People with disabilities, carers and their families can use it to search for independent disability advocacy providers in their area. It can connect them with government-funded disability advocacy agencies and support services any time of day.
Ask Izzy

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Beyond Blue

Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute is a medical research institute that investigates mental health across the lifespan, with the aim to create a mentally healthier world.
Black Dog Institute

Blue Knot Foundation

The Blue Knot Foundation helps people who experience the impacts of complex trauma to recover and build resilience.
Blue Knot Foundation
Helpline
Counselling and referral service – Disability

Brother to Brother

The Brother to Brother crisis line provides phone support for Aboriginal men who need someone to talk to about relationship issues, family violence, parenting, drug and alcohol issues or who are struggling to cope for other reasons.
Brother to Brother

COPE – Centre of Perinatal Excellence

A not-for-profit organisation providing support for the emotional challenges of becoming a parent

Dementia Support Australia

Dementia Support Australia helps health care professionals and family members supporting a person living with dementia. They provide a 24-hour helpline, specialised clinical support and advice for carers of people living with dementia when they experience changes in behaviour.
Dementia Support Australia

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health

Dr Ruth Vine is the Australian Government's Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Digital mental health services contact

Contact us for more information about digital mental health services.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA)

EDFA are the national peak organisation providing support, education, and advocacy services for carers and families impacted by an eating disorder. We empower families and carers in the recovery journey of a loved one with an eating disorder.
Eating Disorders Families Australia

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health gives services and multicultural communities access to resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format.
Mental Health Australia

Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma contact

Contact the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma to find specialised support near you.
Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

Griefline

Griefline provides free and confidential counselling and support to people experiencing grief and loss across Australia, inclusive of remote, regional, rural and metropolitan regions.
Griefline

Head to Health national phone line

Call Head to Health for mental health information, services and support for yourself or someone you care about. Free call between 8:30 am and 5 pm weekdays (except public holidays).
Head to health
National phone line

headspace

headspace is a mental health support service for young people and their families with a focus on early intervention. Young people aged between 12 and 25 experiencing mental health issues can contact them online or via the phone to access support services from 9 am to 1 am, 7 days a week.
headspace

healthdirect hotline

Call this number to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Healthdirect Australia

Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study contact

Contact us if you have any questions about the Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline provides a free, private and confidential phone and online counselling service for young people aged from 5 to 25. The service is available 24 hours a day from anywhere in Australia.
Kids Helpline

Lifeline

Contact Lifeline for support if you are experiencing a personal crisis or have suicidal thoughts. You can call them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in Australia for crisis support. You can also send a text message or contact their confidential online chat.
Lifeline Australia
24-hour crisis line

Lived Experience Section

Our Lived Experience Section can provide more information about the National Mental Health Lived Experience Peak Bodies project.
Lived Experience Section

MensLine Australia

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns. Men can contact them for free professional support from anywhere in Australia 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MensLine Australia

Mental Health Australia

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector.
Mental Health Australia

Mental Health Online

Mental Health Online provides free online services and programs for people experiencing mental distress. Services include self-assessment, self-help and online professional support.
Swinburne University of Technology
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