External Support Resources

It’s important to remember that you don’t need to be in crisis to seek help.

For emergency assistance, call 000 immediately.

National Crisis Support Numbers


Call: 13 11 14

24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. To find local services in your area use Lifeline’s Service Finder.

MensLine Australia

Call: 1300 78 99 78

24/7 telephone and online support, information and referral service for men.

Suicide Call Back Service

Call: 1300 659 467

24/7 telephone crisis support for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved, as well as online resources and information.

Beyond Blue

Call: 1300 224 636

24/7 telephone support service and online chat 4pm – 10pm (AEST).

Kids Helpline

Call: 1800 551 800

24/7 telephone counselling for young people 5 – 25 years.


Call: 1800 184 527

Telephone and online chat support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) communities.

National Resources

Family Relationship Advice Line

1800 050 321


Telephone service that helps those affected by relationship or separation issues.

Family Drug Helpline

1300 660 068


Telephone service providing support, information, strategies and referral to family members and friends of someone with problematic alcohol and other drug use

Gambling Help

1800 858 858


Telephone and online counselling, information and support for those impacted by problem gambling.

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800


Telephone, online and email counselling service for young people aged 5 – 25 years.

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277


Counselling, mediation, and family dispute resolution services.

Standby Support

www.standbysupport.com.au—check their website for the contact person in your area.

Provides support for anyone who has been impacted by suicide at any stage in their life.

1800 Respect

1800 737 732


National sexual assault, domestic and family violence telephone and online counselling service.

Head To Health

Digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations, created by the Australian Department of Health.



1300 726 306
Telephone service that helps the mental health of parents and families during pregnancy and in their first year of parenthood.

Useful Apps


Beyond Blue developed the Beyond Now app to help you make your own safety plan to support you through times of sadness or grief. You can make it on your phone and carry it with you to access anywhere and anytime.

Go to app. 


Self-help tool for anxiety management.

Go to app

Smiling Minds

Mindfulness app with a variety of exercises and strategies to experiment with to boost calmness and reduce stress.

Go to app. 


A 30–day mental fitness challenge designed to build resilience and wellbeing and prevent things like depression and anxiety.

Go to app.