Mental Health Helplines

In an emergency call 000 or visit your local emergency department.

Helplines can provide you with immediate access to support and advice that is confidential, free, and anonymous.

Mental Health Support Lines

Mental Health Emergency Response Line

1300 555 788 (Metro) or 1800 676 822 (Peel)

Rurallink

1800 552 002

Lifeline

13 11 14

beyondblue

1300 224 636

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

The Samaritans Crisis Line

08 9381 5555 (main line) 08 9388 2500 (Youth Line) or 1800 198 313 (Country Toll Free) 

Men’s Line Australia

1300 789 978

PANDA (perinatal anxiety and depression)

Monday to Friday 9am to 7.30pm AEST

1300 726 306

QLife (LGBTI+)

3pm to 12am AEST

1800 184 527 

Quitline

13 7848

Butterfly Foundation (eating disorders)

Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST

1800 334 673

Child Protection and Family Support Crisis Care Helpline

08 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (Country Toll Free)

HealthDirect (general health information and advice)

1800 022 222 

Wellways (mental health system navigation)

Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm AEST

1300 111 400

Kids and Youth Mental Health Support Lines

Child and Adolescent Health Service Urgent Mental Health Support Line

1800 048 636

headspace

9am to 1am AEST

1800 650 890 (12-25 year olds, family, and friends)

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800 (5 to 25 year olds) or 1800 654 432 (parents)

Youthbeyondblue

1300 224 636 (12-25 year olds)

Alcohol and Other Drug Support Lines

Alcohol and Drug Support Line

08 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (Country Toll Free)

Parent and Family Drug Support Line

08 9442 5050 or 1800 653 203 (Country Toll Free)