For anyone struggling to cope or in crisis, a call to Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours a day / 7 days a week) will enable you to share your thoughts, fears and feelings with someone who will listen without judgement, and with care and compassion. In expressing ourselves in this way, we are often empowered to see our situation with more clarity and to find a way forward.

Additional avenues of support would include your GP, and the Mental Health Line in your state:


Mental Health Advice Line
Ph: 1300 60 60 24

For immediate, expert health advice from a nurse

New South Wales

Mental Health Line
Ph: 1800 011 511

24-hour telephone service, operating 7 days a week

Australian Capital Territory

Mental Health Crisis Team
Ph: 1800 629 354 or 
       (02) 6205 1065

24-hour/7-days a week service, for assessment and treatment of mentally ill people in crisis situations


Queensland Government

24-hour/7-days a week service for health information, advice or referral

Northern Territory

Mental Health Support
Ph: 1800 NT CATT

Free and confidential 24-hour hotline for mental health inquiries

Western Australia

Mental Health Emergency Response Line
Ph: (08) 9224 888
      1300 555 788 (Metro) 
      1800 676 822 (Peel)

Psychiatric emergency assessment and advice for mental health clients and their carers

Rural Link
Ph: 1800 552 022

Specialist after-hours mental health telephone service for rural communities
Mon-Fri: 4.30pm-8.30am
Saturday, Sunday, Public holidays: 24-hours

South Australia

Mental Health Services
Ph: 13 14 65

24-hours/7-days a week advice and information in a mental health emergency


Mental Health Helpline
Ph: 1800 332 388

Free state-wide 24-hour/7-days a week service for mental health crisis reaching all regions