Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.
1800 242 636
Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.
Counselling Online is a free and confidential service that provides 24/7 support to people across Australia affected by alcohol or other drug use.
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 is a free, confidential service that operates 24/7 to provide online support and referral for anyone affected by gambling.
An innovative website that can help you find free and low-cost, trusted online and phone mental health resources.
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.
1800 55 1800
A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
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.
1800 61 44 34
An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
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.
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.
1800 184 527
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.
1300 364 277
A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
1800 18 7263
Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.
Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.
1800 33 4673
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.