It’s been an extremely difficult and tough time for many throughout the pandemic. It’s important to continue to reach to reach out to your friends and family and contact organisations like some of the great services I’ve listed below, should you or your loved ones need support.
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Black Dog Institute provides information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder. Call (02) 9382 4530, 9am-5pm (Mon-Fri).
Blue Knot Foundation Helpline provides help, information, support, or referral for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, their partners, family and friends, health professionals and anyone in the workplace working with people who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse. Call 1300 657 380, 9am-5pm AEST / 7 days a week.
Butterfly Foundation’s National Helpline, ED HOPE, is a free, confidential service that provides information, counselling, and treatment referral for people with eating disorders, and body image and related issues. Call 1800 33 4673, 8am-midnight AEST / 7 days a week.
Carers Australia is a digital short-term counselling and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.
eheadspace provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families. Call 1800 650 890, 9am-1am AEST / 7 days a week.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health is a digital national platform for multicultural communities to access resources, services, and information in culturally accessible formats.
Grief Line provides a free national helpline offering confidential telephone counselling. Call 1300 845 745, 24 hours/ 7 days a week.
Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s trusted mental health organisations.
Kids Helpline provides confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25. Call 1800 55 1800, 24 hours / 7 days a week.
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men. Call 1300 789 978, 24 hours / 7 days a week.
MindSpot is a free telephone and online service for people with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. It provides online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression. MindSpot is not an emergency or instant response service. Call 1800 61 44 34 AEST, 8am-8pm (Mon-Fri), 8am-6pm (Sat).
Open Arms — Veterans and Families Counselling provides free and confidential, nationwide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and anger. Call 1800 011 046, 24 hours / 7 days a week.
PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) provides a national telephone information, counselling and referral service staffed by trained volunteers, professional counsellors, and supervising staff. Call 1300 726 306, 9am-7:30pm AEST (Mon-Fri).
QLife provides nationwide telephone and web-based services to support LGBTQI+ people of all ages. Call 1800 184 527, 3pm-12am (midnight) AEST / 7 days a week.
Relationships Australia provides relationship support services for individuals, families, and communities. Call 1300 364 277, 9am-5pm AEST (Mon-Fri).
SANE Australia provides support, training and education enabling those with a mental illness to lead a better life. Call 1800 18 7263, 10am-10pm AEST (Mon-Fri).
Suicide Call Back Service provides support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal. Call 1300 659 467, 24 hours / 7 days.
Suicide Line Victoria is a free telephone, video and online counselling service offering professional support to people at risk of suicide, people concerned about someone else’s risk of suicide, and people bereaved by suicide. Call 1300 651 251, 24 hours / 7 days a week.
Support after Suicide provides information, resources, counselling, and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare, and education professionals. Call (03) 9421 7640, 9am-5pm AEST (Mon-Fri).