If you need someone to talk to
Ambulance/Fire/Police – Phone: 000 for life threatening emergencies.
In an emergency you can also visit your local hospital emergency department.
Crisis support – 24 hours, 7 days a week
Suicide Call Back Service – Phone: 1300 659 467. A free nationwide telephone support service staffed by qualified people. Expert counsellors call you, at a time that suits you, and provide support through up to six 50 minute counselling sessions.
Lifeline – Phone: 13 11 14
Crisis Care Helpline – Phone: (08) 9223 1111 or Country Toll Free: 1800 199 008
beyondblue – Phone: 1300 224 636. All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
Samaritans Crisis Line – Phone: (08) 9381 5555, Youth Line: 9388 2500 or Country Toll Free: 1800 198 313
Men’s Line Australia – Phone: 1300 78 99 78 for men of all ages
QLife – Phone: 1800 184 527, counselling services for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities of all ages.
Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service – Phone: 1800 011 046
For Young People:
Kids Helpline – Phone: 1800 551 800 for young people 5-25 years
headspace – Phone: 1800 650 890
Reachout – online youth mental health service
Youthbeyondblue – Phone: 1300 224 636
Support from people who understand suicide:
Coronial Counselling Service – Phone: (08) 9425 2900 or after hours: 0419 904 476.
ARBOR: Active Response Bereavement Outreach – Phone: (08) 9263 2150 (9am to 4:30pm, Mon -Fri) or email email@example.com. Provides recently bereaved (three months to one year), long-term bereaved, Men’s support, and Aboriginal Yarning support groups. All services are free, non-discriminatory, and confidential.
Compassionate Friends: – Phone: (08) 9486 8711 for support specifically for bereavement following the loss of a child.
Salvation Army Hope for Life – Suicide prevention and bereavement support. Counselling line: 1300 467 354.
Australia and New Zealand Parents of Suicide – Online support group specifically targeted towards bereaved parents, as well as family and friends.
For Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Alcohol and Drug Support Line – Phone 9442 500 or 1800 198 024 (country callers). A confidential, non-judgmental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use. The service is available 24/7 via phone.
Parent and Family Drug Support Line – Phone 9442 5050 or 1800 653 203 (country callers). A confidential, non-judgmental telephone counselling, information and referral service for families and carers concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. Professional counsellors are available via phone 24/7. The Parent and Family Drug Support Line also has a network of trained parent volunteers who have experienced their own child’s alcohol or drug use. Parent volunteers are available via phone between 8:00am and 10:00pm each day.
Working Away Alcohol and Drug Support Line – Phone 1800 721 997. A confidential, anonymous, non-judgmental telephone counselling, information and referral service to support the health and wellbeing of working away from home communities. The service is available 24/7 via phone.