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Mental health support services

In an emergency dial triple zero (000).

  • Telephone counselling

    13 11 14

    Suicide Call Back Service
    1300 65 94 67

    1300 78 99 78

    Kids Helpline
    1800 55 1800

    Drug and Alcohol Counselling
    1800 888 236

    Gambling Help

    1800 858 858

  • Online counselling and treatments

    Online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for mild or moderate depression. Free.

    This Way Up
    Online CBT for depression, anxiety and stress. Some courses are free, some are paid.

    Online CBT for anxiety in children and young people. Free.

  • Fact sheets and information

    ADHD Australia
    Information about ADHD for adults, children and families.

    Alzheimer's Australia
    Detailed information about dementia and related illnesses.

    Wide ranging information and advice about depression, including a depression checklist.

    Black Dog Institute
    Information on mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

    Blue Knot Foundation
    Support for survivors of childhood abuse and trauma including professional telephone counselling, information and resources.

    Butterfly Foundation
    Support for people with eating disorders including telephone and online counselling, information and resources.

    Headspace (Australia)
    National youth mental health service. How to see a counsellor locally or get help online or over the telephone.

    Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
    Mental illness fact sheets translated into 21 community languages by the Department of Health.

    Australian Government web portal that pulls together trusted, relevant mental health care services and information on a broad range of topics.

    National Eating Disorders Collaboration
    Current evidence-based information and resources on eating disorders. 

    Reach Out
    Online mental health service especially for young Australians.

    SANE Australia
    Fact sheets, video and podcasts that explain mental illness and related topics. There is an active web forum that anyone can join.

  • Support services

    Children of parents with a mental illness

    Information, support and advice for children of parents with a mental illness.

    Find a psychologist

    Australian Psychological Society directory of psychologists working in Australia.

    Mind Australia
    Service providing practical help with housing, employment and daily tasks for people living with mental illness.

  • Advocacy

    Mental Health Australia
    Peak body representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector. 

    National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum
    A voice for consumers and carers.

    Suicide Prevention Australia
    Peak body for suicide prevention in Australia. 

This is a general guide only, and does not replace individual medical advice. Please speak to your doctor for advice about your situation. The RANZCP is not liable for any consequences arising from relying on this information. Subject matter experts, people with lived experience of mental illness and carers all contributed to this fact sheet.