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Emergency assistance

If you need emergency assistance, please phone 000 for police, ambulance or fire services NOW.

Crisis support lines

If you need immediate help in regard to a crisis in your health or living circumstances, the following helplines provide telephone crisis support and counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and online assistance (limited hours, depending on the service):

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

1800 011 046 – in support of veterans and their families exposed to military mental health

Lifeline

13 11 14 – www.lifeline.org.au – A crisis support and suicide prevention service for all Australians.

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467 – www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au – A free service for people who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide or are health professionals supporting people affected by suicide.

Kids Help Line

1800 55 1800 – www.kidshelpline.com.au – A counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

State crisis Numbers

NSW – 1800 011 511- Mental Health Line

VIC – 1300 651 251 – Suicide Help Line

QLD – 13 43 25 84 – 13 HEALTH

TAS – 1800 332 388 – Mental Health Services Helpline

SA – 13 14 65 – Mental Health Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service

WA – Mental Health Emergency Response Line

  • 1800 676 822 (PEEL)
  • 1300 555 788 (Metro)

NT – 1800 682 288 (Mental Health Line) – The Mental Health Line is a free and confidential 24-hour hotline for mental health inquiries from anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or concerned about someone’s wellbeing.

ACT – 1800 629 354 – Mental Health Triage Service

 

Page last updated 29 February 2016