When you or your loved ones are facing really difficult times, it is often hard to know where to go to to get the right information or help. Here I have added some wonderful places you can reach out to for more information, advice or even support.
I will keep adding to these over time and if you think there is more that can or should be added, then let me know via this contact link here.
Emergency PH: 000 Website: N/A Purpose: Emergency Support
Beyond Blue PH: 1300 22 4636 Website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ Purpose: Information, chat line, online forums, phone support, access to counselling.
Headspace PH: Several. See website Website: https://headspace.org.au/ Purpose: Information and support for a variety of mental health issues for youth and adults
R U OK PH: Several. See website Website: https://www.ruok.org.au Purpose: Suicide prevention initiative. Focusses on promoting connectedness. Information and support.
Kids Helpline PH: 1800 55 1800 Website: https://kidshelpline.com.au/ Purpose: Phone counselling and support service for children aged 5 - 25
Lifeline PH: 13 11 14 Website: https://www.lifeline.org.au Purpose: Crisis support via phone and online chat for those experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Parents Helpline PH: 1300 30 1300 Website: https://parentline.com.au/other-support-services Purpose: Phone counselling and support service for parents of children aged 0 – 18 years.
1800RESPECT PH: 1800 737 732 Website: https://www.1800respect.org.au/ Purpose: 24/7 information and phone counselling support for victims of family.domestic violence and sexual abuse
Black Dog Institute PH: 02-9382 2991 Website: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ Purpose: Mental Health Research. Source of useful resources.
Carer Gateway PH: 1800 422 737 Website: https://www.carergateway.gov.au Purpose: Support for carers who are caring for someone with a mental health issue. Can get 6 free counselling sessions.