Urgent Support

If you are looking for immediate mental health support, here are some services in Australia that can help you.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute website contains information and resources for mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.

Head to Health

A digital mental health gateway funded by the Australian Government, containing a range of trusted mental health services and resources. Head to health was co-designed between the Australian Government Department of Health, people and families with a lived experience of mental health issues, as well as mental health organisations, service providers, health professionals, and the Australian public.


24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. Call Lifeline about suicidal thoughts or attempts, personal crisis, anxiety, depression, loneliness, abuse and trauma, stress or to get information for friends and family. A range of services are provided through Lifeline centres including


MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. They provide an online assessment and treatment course, or also help you find local services.

SANE Australia

SANE Australia supports people living with complex mental health issues and the people who care about them. SANE’s support services are staffed by qualified counsellors who will provide you with phone and online counselling, support, information and referrals. 

MensLine Australia

MensLine Australia is telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.


Provides information on health issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and offers a range of services including in the area of mental health and ageing.

Butterfly Foundation

Online and phone counselling, information, and online support groups for people concerned about eating disorders, disordered eating, body image problems.