HELPLINES AND WEBSITES
In an emergency (in Australia) call 000 or contact your local emergency health service or hospital emergency department.
Children, adolescents, and young adults
Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800)
Kids Helpline is Australia’s free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week confidential counselling service for children, adolescents, and young adults aged 5 to 25 years. Trained counsellors are available to talk to young people about all kinds of issues, including family and friends, bullying, mental health, self-injury, and suicide. Kids Helpline also provides web and email counselling.
Reachout.com is an Australian website designed to provide young people under 25 years of age with information about relationships and sexuality, friends and family, alcohol and drugs, bullying and violence, mental health issues, and self-injury, and advice on where to get help.
Youth Beyondblue is part of Australia’s national depression initiative known as Beyondblue, and is a website designed to provide young people with information about depression, anxiety, alcohol and drugs, bullying and cyberbullying, relationships and sexuality, self-injury, and suicide.
Beyondblue (1300 22 4636)
Beyondblue provides people of all ages with information about depression and anxiety. Beyondblue also provides a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week confidential counselling service with trained mental health professionals, and a web and email counselling service.
Headspace offers information for young people about depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury, alcohol and drugs, grief and trauma, sexuality and sexual health, and relationships, and advice of where to access help.
Lifeline (13 11 14)
Lifeline is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week counselling service for people of all ages in Australia. The volunteers who work at Lifeline have been trained to provide support to people in times of crisis or for people who just need someone to talk to.
Suicide Line (1300 651 251)
Suicide Line is a confidential 24 hours a day, 7 days a week suicide counselling service for people who are suicidal, people who are worried about someone they think may be suicidal, and people who have lost someone to suicide in Victoria, and a suicide call back service and online counselling with professional counsellors for people aged 15 years and over in Australia.
LIFE – Living is for Everyone
LIFE – Living is for Everyone is Australia’s suicide prevention resource which provides information about suicide and self-harm to people who are suicidal or who self-harm, and the people who support people who are suicidal or who self-harm.
SANE Australia was developed to provide information to people living with a mental illness or who are suicidal, and information for the family and friends on how to support people who may be suffering from a mental illness or at risk of suicide.