Mental Health Org & Support

3 minutes

25 October 2021


Remember, if you or someone you know is in a crisis and needs help now, call triple zero (000).

Beyond Blue – aims to increase awareness of depression and anxiety, as well as to reduce the stigma around them. Call 1300 224 636, chat online or email (available 24/7).

Blue Knot Foundation Helpline – the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma, where they provide support, education and resources for the individuals, families, and communities of adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. Call the Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service on 1300 657 380 OR the National Counselling and Referral Service for Disability on 1800 421 468 (Monday – Sunday between 9am – 5pm AEST) or email helpline@blueknot.org.au.

Butterfly Foundation’s National Helpline – a free, confidential service providing information, counselling, and treatment for people with eating disorders, and body image and other related issues. Call 1800 334 673 (7 days a week from 8am – midnight AEST), chat online or email.

eheadspace – free online and telephone support and counselling to young people between the ages of 12 – 15, and their families and friends. Call 1800 650 890 (7 days a week from 9am – 1am AEST), chat online or email.

FriendLine – support for anyone who feels lonely, needing to reconnect or just wanting to talk. Call 1800 242 287 (available 7 days a week), or chat online with one of their trained volunteers. All conversations are anonymous.

Kids Helpline – free and 24/7 confidential and private counseling service specifically for children and young people aged 5-15 years. Call 1800 551 800 (available 24/7).
Lifeline – 24/7 crisis counselling, support groups and suicide prevention services. Call 13 11 14, text 0477 13 11 14 (12pm to midnight AEST) or chat online.

MensLine Australia - professional telephone and online counselling service offering support to Australian men. Call 1300 789 978 (available 24/7) chat online or organise a video chat.

MindSpot - free telephone and online service for people with anxiety, stress, low mood or depression, providing online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression. MindSpot is not an emergency or instant response service. Call 1800 614 434.

QLife provides nationwide telephone and web-based services for LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships. Call 1800 184 527, 3pm – 12am (midnight) AEST/7 days a week.

PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) - supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. Call 1300 726 306 (Monday – Friday from 9am – 7:30pm AEST).

SANE Australia - provides support to anyone in Australia affected by complex mental health issues as well as their friends, family members and health professionals. Call 1800 187 263 (Monday – Friday from 10am – 10pm AEST), or chat online.

Suicide Call Back Service - provides nationwide 24/7 support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal. Call 1300 659 467 (available 24/7).

Open Arms — Veterans and Families Counselling - provides 24/7 free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, their partners and families. Call 1800 011 046 (available 24/7).

1800RESPECT – confidential, counselling and support service providing support to people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.