National help lines and websites

1800RESPECT

Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

Black Dog Institute

Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.

Carers Australia

1800 242 636

Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.

Counselling Online

Counselling Online is a free and confidential service that provides 24/7 support to people across Australia affected by alcohol or other drug use. 

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

A national platform for multicultural communities and Australian mental health services to access resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format.

Gambler's Help hotline

1800 858 858
A free and confidential hotline available 24/7 for those experiencing a gambling problem. Support includes counselling, information, referral and advice. 

Gambling Help Online

Gambling Help Online is a free, confidential service that operates 24/7 to provide online support and referral for anyone affected by gambling. 

Head to Health

An innovative website that can help you find free and low-cost, trusted online and phone mental health resources.

Headspace

1800 650 890

Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78
A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. 

MindSpot Clinic

1800 61 44 34

An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services in each state and territory.

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

1800 250 015

A 24/7 free and confidential hotline for anyone affected by alcohol or other drugs. Support includes counselling, advice and referral to local services.

National Debt Helpline

1800 007 007

Financial counselling is available from the National Debt Helpline. Financial counsellors are qualified professionals who provide information, advice and advocacy to people in financial difficulty. Their services are free, confidential, independent and non-judgmental.

QLife

1800 184 527

3pm-12am

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277
A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

SANE Australia

1800 18 7263
Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.

Support after Suicide

Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.

The Butterfly Foundation

1800 33 4673

8am-midnight (AEST)

Phone, webchat and email support for those experiencing an eating disorder, friends, family, carers and professionals.

Support groups and online forums

Talking about what’s going on with others who understand – or may be going through something similar – can really make a difference. Our friends at Black Dog Institute have a list of support groups in every state and territory that can help you connect with groups of people who meet regularly to discuss their experiences, their problems and their strategies for coping.

The Beyond Blue online forums are also a great way to connect with people online, in a safe and anonymous environment, to discuss anxiety, depression, suicide and a range of life issues. Anyone in Australia can participate in discussions, connect with others and share their experiences with our community.

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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Links to external websites

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While Beyond Blue reviews information relating to these services, it is important to note that they are not operated or controlled by Beyond Blue and they are not a substitute for independent professional advice. Although Beyond Blue strives to keep this information current, links are provided for convenience only and may not be current. Provision of a link should not be construed as an endorsement or approval of the third party service or website by Beyond Blue.

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