If you, or someone you know, is experiencing crisis visit your nearest hospital emergency or use any of the crisis helplines below.
If life is in immediate danger, please call 000.
Call 13 11 14
Text (SMS) 0477 13 11 14
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Provides all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24/7 confidential crisis support and suicide prevention services. Trained volunteers are ready to listen, provide support and referrals.
Suicide Call Back Service
Call 1300 659 467
Online counselling or video chat
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Counselling support for anyone affected by suicide, including people at risk, carers and those bereaved by suicide. All staff are qualified professional counsellors, social workers or psychologists and are available 24/7.
Call 1800 55 1800
Email [email protected]
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kids Helpline provides private and confidential counselling for young people aged 5–25 years.
Call 1300 78 99 78
Online chat and counselling
MensLine Australia is an information and referral service for men with emotional health, family and relationship concerns.
All staff are qualified professional counsellors, social workers or psychologists specialising in family and relationship issues, including relationship breakdown, separation and divorce, parenting, family violence, suicide prevention and emotional well-being.
Call 13YARN (13 92 76)
13YARN [Thirteen YARN] is a national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.
They offer a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.
Call 1800 184 527
Available 3pm to midnight (AEST), 7 days a week.
Call 1300 22 4636 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Online chat available 11am to midnight (AEST), 7 days a week.
Email get a reply in 24 hours
Online forums available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help all Australians achieve their best possible mental health.
All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
Call 1800 737 732
1800RESPECT provides support to people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
All calls and chats are with a trained counsellor who will provide information and counselling and referrals to services or support.
Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling
Call 1800 011 046
Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling is Australia’s leading provider of mental health assessment and counselling for Australian veterans and their families.
ADF All-hours Support Line (ASL)
Call 1800 628 036
The ASL is a confidential telephone service for Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families. The ASL is there to help access ADF or civilian mental health services, psychology, medical, social work, and chaplain services.
National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline
Call 1800 250 015
Call the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline for free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs.
Call 1300 642 111
Talk to someone you trust.
Contact your GP, a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist.
Head to Health — Funded by the Australian Federal Government, Head to Health is an online gateway to trusted mental health resources and content from Australia’s leading health organisations.
The National Indigenous Postvention Service
Call 1800 805 801
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Provides support to individuals, families and communities affected by suicide or other trauma that is culturally responsive to their needs.
The telephone service is usually answered by a National Indigenous Postvention Advocate. If for some reason the call is diverted to message bank, callers are asked to leave a message with their best contact number and the Postvention Advocate will call them back as soon as possible.
Call 1300 727 247
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Support for anyone who has been impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, including individuals, families and friends, witnesses, schools, workplaces and community groups, first responders and service providers.
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