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Wellbeing – Important Mental Health Helplines

19 August 2020 by


Kids Helpline:

CALL: 1800 551 800 (Available 24/7)

CHAT: Chat with us online (Available 8am – 12am AEST)

VISIT: https://kidshelpline.com.au/

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





CALL: 1800 650 890

VISIT: https://headspace.org.au/

Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.





CALL: 13 11 14 (Available 24/7)

CHAT: Chat with us online (Available 7pm – 12am AEST)

VISIT: https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Confidential telephone crisis support for all ages.


Beyond Blue:

CALL: 1300 224 636

VISIT: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get- support/get-immediate-support

Confidential telephone and chat support.




CALL: 1800 737 732

CHAT: Online text chat

VISIT: 1800respect.org.au

All ages support if you, or someone you know, is experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence.


Suicide and crisis support

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.
Suicide Call Back Service – For ages 15+
Provides immediate telephone counselling and support in a crisis.
CALL: 1300 659 467 (Available 24/7)
CHAT: Chat with us online (Available 24/7)
Visit: suicidecallbackservice.org.au


Other support and helplines:

There are also other organisations and help lines that may be tailored to your needs.

  • eheadspace

o CALL: 1800 650 890

  • Family Relationship Advice Line

o CALL: 1800 050  321

  • Mensline Australia

o CALL: 1300 78 99  78

  • QLife

o CALL: 1800 184 527

  • Support for families from Refugee backgrounds, The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture

o CALL: 9389 8900


  • The SANE Help Centre provides counselling, support, information with high levels of psychological distress. They also provide support to the family or friends who care about them.


Mindfulness apps:

  • Calm
  • Sitting still
  • Stop, Breathe & Think
  • Headspace: meditation and sleep
  • Smiling minds
  • Go noodle
  • Breethe: Meditation and calm


Suicide and Self-harm support Apps:

    • Helps lessen the urge to self-harm. The urge to self-harm can be said to be like a wave, this app helps provide support strategies to help you ride the wave until the urge passes
  • Beyond NOW
    • Suicide safety planning app helps you stay safe if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or a crisis
  • VIRTUAL Hope Box
    • contains things that remind you of positive experiences, reasons for living, people who care about you, and coping resources


Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/?utm_campaign=hp_banner

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