If life in danger call Triple Zero 000
If life in danger call Triple Zero 000

I'm having a difficult time

If you're feeling low, sad, worried or things just seem too much, we're here to support you.

How we are feeling in our mind and body will vary from day to day.

There will be some days when we’re feeling okay and others when we might feel down, sad or even struggling to cope.
This will look and feel different for different people. It’s important to know everyone goes through difficult times.
Struggling to cope with everyday life doesn’t look or feel the same for everyone. We can’t generalise how this will feel for you or what type of support you might need.

No matter who you are or what you’re going through, we are here to listen and talk it through with you to help you get the support you need.
Whatever it may be, sharing the pain with someone else can help. We are here for you, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Know that all contacts with our trained Crisis Supporters are confidential. If you're worried about someone else, we can help with that, too.

Signs to look out for...

Having a difficult time feels different for all of us, but there are some common signs to look out for that may indicate it’s a good idea to talk them through with someone you trust, a GP, or Lifeline.

  • Withdrawing from others and usual activities
  • Feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to cope with everyday things and tasks
  • Using alcohol or drugs to cope with feelings
  • Feeling tearful, wanting to cry all the time
  • Feeling irritable, restless or agitated
  • Lacking energy or feeling tired all the time
  • Feeling angry or short tempered
  • Experiencing 'brain fog', finding it hard to think clearly, loss of concentration
  • Changes to your sleeping or eating patterns
  • Feeling that no one seems to understand you
  • Feeling lonely
  • Having suicidal thoughts

A safe place to talk

Try our Self Support Toolkit

We’ve just launched a curated library of tools, techniques and information to help you:

  • Understand what you’re going through
  • Learn ways to self-manage through evidence-based tools and techniques
  • Access support, should you need it

Finding Local Support

Use our Service Finder to find supportive services that are available in your local area.