If you or someone else is in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to self or others, please contact emergency services on 000 now.
National help lines and websites
1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732
Confidential information, counselling and support services 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.
Carers Australia - 1800 422 737
Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.
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.
Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277
A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
SANE Australia - 1800 187 263
Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.
The Butterfly Foundation - 1800 33 4673
8am - midnight (AEST)
Phone, web chat and email support for those experiencing an eating disorder, friends, family, carers and professionals.
The Lifeline Service Finder is a directory of free or low cost health and community services available in Australia. It includes services such as domestic violence, family and children's services, financial assistance and mental health services. Project HAND is providing access to the Lifeline Service Finder and services in your local area only. This is not an endorsement of the service delivery available.
The Lifeline Crisis Text service is available 24/7 and is a short-term confidential one-to-one support service with a trained Lifeline Crisis Supporter for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. If the SMS text service is unavailable, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 24/7 to speak with a Crisis Supporter.
The Lifeline Crisis Chat service is available online 24/7 and is a short-term confidential one-to-one support service with a trained Lifeline Crisis Supporter for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. If the chat service is unavailable, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 24/7 to speak with a Crisis Supporter.
Forums and web-based support for young people. Reachout also provides resources and support for parents and school.
Head to Health can help you find the right digital mental health and wellbeing resources, for yourself or someone you care about.
Heads Up provides individuals and businesses the tools to create more mentally health workplaces and is developed by Beyond Blue and supported by the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance.
This list of providers and services is not an exhaustive list of available services and/or providers suitable for your circumstances. Project HAND provides this information to you as general information for you to determine its suitability to your circumstances. Publication on this page is not an endorsement of the service delivery available.
This list is not to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should seek the advice of an appropriately qualified healthcare professional before making decisions about your own circumstances. You should not disregard professional medical advice, or delay seeking it, because of any information contained on this page.