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If you are thinking about suicide or experiencing emotional distress, help is available. There is hope. Please contact Lifeline, we are here to listen. We are here for you.

We listen without judgment

Lifeline provides confidential crisis support that is accessible 24 hours a day. We encourage any person in Australia who is contemplating suicide, experiencing emotional distress, or caring for someone in crisis to call or text Lifeline.

Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion, our trained crisis supporters are ready to listen, support, and help you work through what’s on your mind.

We will...

  • We will listen without passing judgement
  • We will work through what's troubling you, with you
  • Identify other forms of help, if it's right for you

We won't...

  • We won't pass judgment on your circumstances or crisis experience, every life matters
  • We won't impose our own personal beliefs or ideals on you
  • We won't discriminate

Contact us for a confidential conversation with an empathetic crisis supporter who won't pass judgement. We will support and encourage you to discuss whatever is on your mind. We can provide further sources of help and support if that’s what you’re looking for, or just a listening ear. You won’t be asked to share any personal information or identify yourself.

Demand for our crisis support lines are high and there may be wait times.

Call 000 if you are in immediate danger.

"Thank you Lady...whoever you are...you have no idea how much your voice, and words, and strength to keep me going helped last night.  With everything in my heart...thank you!"

Feedback from a caller

Meet 24 year old Rachel

"If I met that woman that I spoke to that day, I would tell her that scared and suicidal 17-year-old girl, is so grateful to be alive today."

How are you feeling today?

It’s important to recognise that our mental health, just like our physical health varies over time. It is normal for our moods and feelings to vary from day to day depending on what is happening around and within us.

There are so many resources available to support mental health and wellbeing, it can be hard to know which to trust or where to go. We can help by pointing you in the right direction. 

For more information see NSW Health Wellness Continuum

Click the description below that best describes how you are feeling today, and we will suggest some resources that might help.

That’s great! Maybe you are looking a new self-care strategy, or some different resources to help you stay on track? We’ve suggested some top tips and sources of support and information below.

Actions to take

  • Focus on the task at hand
  • Break problems into manageable chunks
  • Identify and nurture support systems
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Check-in with others who may need support

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

It sounds like things are not so great at the moment. Is something troubling or challenging you? It’s a reminder to reflect and take some small steps to help you move towards a more positive state of mind.

Actions to take

  • Recognise your limits
  • Identify and minimise stressors
  • Engage in healthy coping strategies
  • Get enough food, rest and exercise
  • Talk it through with someone you trust

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

Helpful resources

Seems like things are pretty difficult just now. Have you been feeling this way for a while? Have you noticed any changes in your behaviour? Has something significant happened recently? It's a good idea to seek some support and help.

Actions to take

  • Seek out trusted supports and talk through what is worrying you instead of withdrawing.
  • Consider visiting your GP and talking to them about the signs you have identified.
  • Contact your existing mental health professional if you have one.

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

Helpful resources

Things sound very tough at the moment. It is really important you connect with someone as soon as possible. Help is available and you can get through this.

Actions to take

  • Seek help by talking to a trused friend or relative
  • Arrange to see your mental health professional or GP as soon as possible
  • Call 000 if life is in danger

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

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