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Topic: Help Lines - which number to call

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  1. Soberlicious96
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    1 June 2020

    Don't know which number to call, for what issue? Here's a list of numbers, in alphabetical order, just for you! Love Mel. xo

    1800 RESPECT.................................................. 1800 737 732
    Al-anon............................................................. 1300 252 666
    Alcoholics Anonymous.................................... 1300 22 22 22
    Beyond Blue..................................................... 1300 22 4636
    Kids Helpline..................................................... 1800 55 1800
    Lifeline.............................................................. 13 11 14
    Mensline........................................................... 1300 78 99 78
    Narcotics Anonymous..................................... 1300 652 820
    Nar-Anon.......................................................... 02 8004 1214
    Nurse on Call.................................................... 1300 60 60 24
    Relationships Australia.................................... 1300 364 277

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  2. eight
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    1 June 2020 in reply to Soberlicious96
    • Hotline name, purpose
    • platforms (including numbers, urls, emails, and/or active times)
    • eHeadspace, counselling for 12-25 year olds
      • Phone (9am to 1am Melbourne time at 1800 650 890), Webchat, email (9am to 1am Melbourne time, create an account to access at https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/)
    • Qlife, peer-based counselling for LGBT+ people and their friends/families
    • Phone (3pm to 12am Sydney time at 1800 184 527), Webchat (3pm to 12am Sydney time at https://m2.icarol.com/ConsumerRegistration.aspx?org=61795&pid=253&cc=en-US) NOTE that these were Qlife's regular hours pre-COVID. Phone hours have been scaled back to 6pm to 10pm Sydney time as of time of writing, please check their website for updates on hours
    • Butterfly Foundation, eating disorders
    • Phone (8am to 12am AEST at 1800 33 4673)
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  3. Nurse Jenn
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    1 June 2020

    Great thread Mel. Here are some support lines for parents to add to the list. Nurse Jenn

    Perintal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) PANDA National Helpline (Mon to Fri, 9am - 7.30pm AEST/AEDT) Call 1300 726 306 https://www.panda.org.au

    Raising Children - The Australian Parenting Website hosts links to State specific support lines
    https://raisingchildren.net.au/grown-ups/services-support/about-services-support/helplines#general-helplines-australia-wide-nav-title

    Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268). The Breastfeeding Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system in their own homes.

    SANDS - Miscarriage, Stillbirth and infant death support Sands is a volunteer-based organisation providing individualised care from one bereaved parent to another, giving them support and hope for the future, following the death of a baby. We exist because there is life after pregnancy and infant loss.

    24hr Support: 1300 072 637

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  4. blondguy
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    1 June 2020 in reply to Soberlicious96

    Hi Mel

    A long overdue and excellent thread topic! I have just taken a screengrab of it...(to send to people I know that are suffering from mental illness and choose not to be a part of the forums)

    I really hope that you/Nurse Jenn can have this thread 'pinned' for the benefit of all readers and members!

    A seriously helpful thread topic

    Nice1....Paul

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  5. geoff
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    1 June 2020 in reply to Soberlicious96

    Hello Mel, yes a brilliant thread, and I agree with Paul, I too hope it can be pinned, because what it does is save us from trying to remember all the different sites and phone numbers.

    I wonder if all of them could be listed all together.

    -Suicide Call Back Centre 1300 659 467

    -Black Dog Institute (02) 9382 4530

    -Open Arms Veterans and Family counselling 1800 011 046

    -Anglicare

    A great thread.

    Geoff

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  6. Jenny2
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    2 June 2020

    One Door Mental Health in Sydney also has a helpline but only during office hours - 1800 843 539

    Being are setting up a peer support service - more info www.being.org.au

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  7. Sleepy21
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    14 June 2020

    FriendLine - 1800 4 CHATS (1800 4 24287)

    Tuesday to Thursday 6pm- 8pm

    Satuday Sunday - 2pm - 5pm

    Staffed by empathetic volunteers if you just need social connection.

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  8. romantic_thi3f
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    22 October 2020 in reply to Soberlicious96

    Hi everyone,

    There's a great new resource that I'd love to share with you - it's called Find a Helpline, and you can filter by what you are wanting to talk about and it shows you some options :

    https://findahelpline.com/au

    Hope this helps!

    rt

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