1. The beyondblue Support Service
    Talk it through with us, we'll point you in the right direction
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  2. Peter's reasons to contact the beyondblue Support Service
    It helped me and it can help you.
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  3. Gwenda's reasons to contact the beyondblue Support Service
    It helped to call the Support Service because I ruminate late at night.
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  4. Bruce's reasons to call the beyondblue Support Service
    Don't be afraid to call beyondblue today.
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  5. Damien's reasons to contact the beyondblue Support Service
    beyondblue is an organisation that knows a lot about depression and anxiety.
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  6. Melissa's reasons to contact the beyondblue Support Service
    If you need to talk to somebody, contact the Support Service.
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  7. Sophie's reasons to contact the beyondblue Support Service
    It's so important to take that first big step.
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  8. Sarah's reasons to contact thebeyondblue Support Service
    I was going through a bit of a rough patch and feeling pretty down about things.
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We all have good days and bad days. Then there are those days when something isn't quite right, you've got something on your mind, or things just seem too much. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help. So no matter who you are, or how you're feeling, you can talk it through with us – we'll point you in the right direction so you can seek further support.

Last year more than 150,000 people in Australia contacted us about their concerns – both big and small – and you can too.

All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential. Although we may ask for your first name and some general details, you can let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous.

Call 1300 22 4636 24 hours / 7 days a week

Give us a call any time of the day or night – select from the voice menu or simply hold on the line to talk with a trained mental health professional.

We'll be there to listen, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can seek further support for the cost of a local call (could be more from mobiles).

Help for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can contact us by phone using the National Relay Service.

Help for people for whom English is not their first language

People who do not use English as their first language can get free translation support from the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National).* 

*The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.

Chat online 3pm – 12am / 7 days a week

Sometimes you may not feel like talking on the phone, so why not chat to us online?

We're online from 3pm to 12am (AEST) every day.

Chat online

The process is really simple - here's how it works

  • Answer the brief pre-chat questionnaire
  • Read and accept the chat rules
  • Click on the chat icons
  • Wait for the next available counsellor

About webchat 

beyondblue webchat provides short-term counselling, information and referrals for anxiety and depression.

Please note that webchat cannot provide emergency support. If you're in a crisis or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please call emergency services directly on 000, or phone our Support Service on 1300 22 4636. 

Web chat is available in Australia only.

System settings

For optimum security when using web chat, please ensure that pop-ups, JavaScript and cookies are enabled on your browser. This service also uses SSL to maintain your privacy and security throughout your chat.

Chat online

Email us Get a response within 24 hours

To send us an email, complete your details and write your message – you'll hear back from one of our mental health professionals within 24 hours.

Email us

Join our forums Chat with community members

Our online community is all about supporting and learning from each other. To reply to posts or start a new thread, you'll need to be a member.

Please be aware that our forums are community-led and not staffed by mental health professionals. To talk to someone one-on-one, please get in touch with the Support Service.

Join the forums

Suicide and crisis support

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.

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Funded by the Movember Foundation


The beyondblue Support Service was funded with donations from The Movember Foundation

The beyondblue Support Service is provided by Medibank Health Solutions (a subsidiary company of Medibank Private Limited). Committed to protecting your privacy, Medibank Health Solutions will handle your information in accordance with its privacy policy