If you are in a dangerous or life-threatening situation, please call Australian emergency services now on triple zero (000).
If you or someone you care for is experiencing emotional distress, the following services are free and available 24/7:
- Kids Helpline provides phone and online counselling for young people aged 5 to 25. You can call them on 1800 55 1800.
- Lifeline provides online and phone crisis support. You can call them on 13 11 14.
- Suicide Call Back Service provides phone and online counselling and crisis support. You can call them on 1300 659 467.
If you’re not feeling so great but don’t need urgent support, there are organisations that are there to help.
- headspace centres around Australia offer a range of clinical services for young people aged 12-25.
- eheadspace provides free phone, chat, and email counselling for young people aged 12-25. They’re available every day from 9am to 1am Melbourne time. You can call them on 1800 650 890.
- If you identify as LGBTIQA+, Qlife provides phone and online support. It’s run by queer people for queer people and is available every day from 3pm to midnight. You can call them on 1800 184 527.
- If you’ve been affected by sexual assault or family violence, 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) provides free and confidential phone and online counselling and support 24/7.
- MensLine Australia offers 24/7 phone and online counselling for men. You can call them on 1300 78 99 78.
Early psychosis services
The headspace Early Psychosis program offers expert support for young people who are experiencing an early episode of psychosis or are at risk of developing psychosis.
There are 14 headspace centres across six states and territories that offer the headspace Early Psychosis program:
New South Wales
There are also supports in your community that might be helpful if you’re struggling. You could reach out to a trusted friend or family member or make an appointment to see your GP.