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If you’re looking for specific advice or specialist support, these organisations may be able to help.

You can browse a range of different organisations and referral sites using the categories below. Contact details and organisational information is included.

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centre is always a good starting point.

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Suicide Call back Service

1300 659 467

Suicide Call Back Service provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

1800 RESPECT

1800 737 732

Confidential information, counselling, and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, and abuse.

Beyond Blue

1300 22 4363

Beyond Blue helpline is provided by mental health professionals, 24/7. All calls and chats are confidential.

SANE Austalia

1800 18 7263

Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help for carers.

Kids HelpLine

1800 55 1800

A free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling services, specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years old.

Head to Health

Head to Health

Head to Health can help you find the right Australian digital mental health and wellbeing resources, for yourself or for someone you care about.

Carers Australia

1800 242 636

Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.

MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78

MensLine Australia is available 24/7 via phone or online.  To support men with issues including mental health, relationship and divorce, emotional wellbeing and social connection.

QLife

1800 184 527 (3pm - 12am)

QLife is a peer support counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. It provides peer telephone and web-based services to diverse people of all ages.

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families, and communities.

Reach Out

Reach Out

Forums and web-based support for young people. Reachout also provide resources and support for parents and school.

Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Dedicated national organisation for the prevention of harm caused by alcohol and drugs.  Resources, facts, and discussion points for addition.

Alcohol & Drug Foundation

1300 85 85 84

Gambling Help Online

Free support for anyone affected by gambling in Australia.  Chat, counselling, email support, and self-help.

Gambling Help Online

1800 858 858

Narcotics Anonymous Australia

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

Narcotics Anonymous

1300 652 820

Support after Suicide

Provide support to those bereaved by suicide with resources and services for individuals and professionals.

Support after Suicide

03 9421 7640

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Bereavement counselling, support group and, information for bereaved adults, adolescents, children and families. Also provides education and training opportunities for health professionals.

Grief and Bereavement

03 9265 2100

SANDS

Provides information and confidential 24/7 support by trained parent supporters who have a personal understanding of the grief and confusion that may be experienced following miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a baby. SANDS also holds group support meetings.

SANDS

1300 072 637

1800 RESPECT

A national counselling service providing information and support (telephone and online) for people who have experienced sexual assault or domestic and family violence.

1800 RESPECT

1800 737 732

Phoenix Australia

Australia’s National Centre for Excellence in Post-traumatic Mental Health and wellbeing. Phoenix Australia works to build capability of individuals, organisations, and the community to understand, prevent, and recover from the adverse mental health effects of trauma.

Phoenix Australia

(03) 9035 5599

Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

A network of Australia’s eight specialist rehabilitation agencies that work with survivors of torture and trauma who have come to Australia from overseas. 

FASST

07 3391 6677

Chronic Pain Australia

Chronic Pain Australia exists to reduce the unnecessary suffering and isolation caused by chronic pain in the Australian community.

Chronic Pain Australia

Email: national.office@chronicpainaustralia.org.au

Pain Australia

Pain Australia is the national peak body working to improve the quality of life of people living with pain, their families and carers, and to minimise the social and economic burden of pain. 

Pain Australia

(02) 6232 5588

QLife

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support, and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships.

QLife

1800 184 527

ACON

Creates opportunities for people in LGBTI+ communities to live their healthiest lives.

ACON

02 9206 2000

Butterfly Foundation

Works with Australians who are impacted by eating disorders and body image issues, and for the families, friends, and communities who support them.

Butterfly Foundation

1800 334 673

Black Dog Institute

Information on symptoms, treatment, and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.

  

Beyond Blue

Works to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities affected by anxiety, depression, and suicide.

1300 22 46 36

  

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

A national platform for multicultural communities and Australian mental health services to access resources, services, and information in a culturally accessible format.

  

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.

  

Health Direct

Government operated free Australian health advice.

1800 022 222

  

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services in each state and territory.

  

Support after Suicide

Information, resources, counselling, and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare, and education professionals.

  

Head to Health

Head to Health can help you find the right Australian digital mental health and wellbeing resources, for yourself or for someone you care about.

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