Where to find help

If you are experiencing mental ill health we encourage you to reach out for support on your recovery journey. The below organisations provide free advice and information. 

If a life is in danger, please call 000 for emergency assistance from police, ambulance or fire services. 

Find quick digital mental health resources on a range of topics from Australia’s most trusted service providers: Head to Health 

Crisis support services 

If you or someone you care for is in need of immediate assistance you can contact: 

Lifeline | 13 11 14 | Web Chat - 7pm to midnight (AEST) | Text 0477 13 11 14 

Ask Izzy | Web search

Beyond Blue | 1300 22 4636| Web Chat  

Bullying. No Way! | Resources and Information

Butterfly Foundation | 1800 334 673 | Web Chat 

Carer Support | 08 8433 9555 

Dolly’s Dream | 0488 881 033

Headspace |  1800 650 890

Head to Health |  1800 595 212 

Kids Helpline | 1800 551 800 

MensLine Australia | 1300 78 99 78 | Web Chat 

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline |1800 250 015 

ReachOut Australia | PeerChat

Suicide Call Back Service | 1300 659 467 | Web Chat 

QLife | 1800 184 527 | Web Chat - 3pm to midnight daily 

1800RESPECT | 1800 737 732 | Web Chat 

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Services 

Alcohol and Drug Information and Support Services (ADIS) | For local numbers visit the website 

Brother to Brother Crisis Support Line | 1800 435 799 

Thirrili – National Indigenous Critical Response Service | 1800 805 801  

Wellmob | Social, emotional and cultural wellbeing online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. 

13YARN | 13 92 76

COVID-19 Support Services 

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service |1800 512 348 | Web Chat 
For current health information regarding COVID-19 visit the Department of Health website or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450

Natural Disaster Support Services 

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster (including bushfire, flood, drought), you can access immediate free counselling by contacting Services Australia 1800 22 66 or your local GP or health professional. 

For additional information regarding financial assistance and support visit the National Recovery and Resilience Agency. You can also access mental health information, disaster toolkits and resources at Head to Health.  

Financial Support Services 

National Debt Helpline |1800 007 007 Monday – Friday 09:30am – 4:30pm    
Small Business Help |1800 413 828 Monday – Friday 09:00am – 5:00pm  

 Defence Force and Veteran Support Services

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling | 1800 011 046 
All-hours Support Line | 1800 628 036  

Defence Family Helpline | 1800 624 608 

Defence Force personnel can also contact your; Local health facility, Mental Health & Psychology Section, Chaplain, Unit Welfare Officer, Chain of command. 
 

If you don’t feel like you can call any of the above service, you can also: 

  • talk to someone you trust 
  • contact your GP, a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist 

Need more information? 

Black Dog 

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health 

Headspace 

ReachOut 

R U OK? 
 
Please note: Rural & Remote Mental Health does not take responsibility for the information or advice accessed outside of our website, eLearning platform, and online community.