Where to get help
Phone: 13 11 14 - www.lifeline.org.au
National service 24 hours, 7 days. Crisis Support, Suicide Prevention & Crisis Support Lifeline offers a
Phone: (08) 9223 1111 or Freecall STD: 1800 199 008
Crisis Care is a free telephone information and
Telephone Crisis Care when:
- you need someone to help sort out a serious problem
- you are concerned about the
wellbeingof a child
- you are escaping domestic violence and need help
- arguments are causing unhappiness and problems in your family
- you are alone or afraid and urgently need to talk to someone
- you are homeless you need
counselling, information or other support
Mental Health Emergency Response Line
Phone: 1300 555 788 Rural: 1800 676 822
This 24 hour-7 days a week triage service consists of professionals who can come to a person's home for emergency assessment. They can also provide advice about what to do in a crisis for health clients and their carers.
Crisis Line: (08) 9442 5777or Bereaved by Suicide Line: 1300 467 354
Care Line: 1300 36 36 72 - for general counselling
Perth 24 hours, 7 days. For crisis
Phone: (08) 9381 5555 Youthline Perth: (08) 9388 2500 or Countryline Regional WA Freecall: 1800 198 313 Samaritans TTY WA: (08) 9382 8822 www.thesamaritans.org.au
The Samaritans provide
National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Helpline
Phone: 1800 737 732 - www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/women/progserv/violence/help/Pages/default.aspx
National 24 hours, 7 days. is for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. 1800 RESPECT is free, confidential, professionally qualified, specialist
Suicide Call Back Service
Phone: 1300 659 467 - www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
National 24 hours, 7 days. Provides crisis counseling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia. People who are not linked in with current professional support can also access up to six sessions of ongoing counseling with the same counselor at times scheduled to suit you. Professional counselors, with specialist skills in working with suicide-related issues, will assist you in working through difficult emotions. The service provides support for people aged 18 and over, although parents of youth at risk are encouraged to call for support.
Translating and Interpreting Service
Phone: 13 14 50
Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service (VVCS)
Phone: 1800 011 046 - www.dva.gov.au/health_and_wellbeing/health_programs/vvcs/Pages/index.aspx
National 24 hours. The VVCS – Veterans and Veterans Families Counseling Service
Kids Help Line
Phone: 1800 55 1800 - www.kidshelpline.com.au
A 24-hour anonymous and confidential telephone and online counseling services for your people aged 5-25years.
Phone: (08) 6266 4333 - www.youthfocus.com.au
Youth Focus is a unique independent not for profit
Phone: 1800 650 890 or chat online - www.eheadspace.org.au
headspace is a National Youth Mental Health Foundation which offers support to those going through a tough time. They have
Freecall: 1800 811 747 – helpingminds.org.au
AWe support children, young people, adults and families that are affected by mental illness across the whole of WA. We have a professional and compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers who provide quality, confidential support
ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online mental health service for young people, providing practical support to help them get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. ReachOut work alongside young people to deliver online tools that reduce youth suicide. Available anywhere anytime, the website receives about 1.85 million visits every year. They provide online chat support as well as information, apps to download and forums to join.
Phone: 1800 184 527 5:30pm-10:30pm
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented
Phone: 1300 364 277 - www.relationships.org.au
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families
Phone: (08) 6188 7670 - www.fifofamilies.com.au
FIFO Families is a social and support network for FIFO families and partners.
Phone: 1300 78 99 78 - www.menslineaus.org.au
MensLine Australia is a telephone support, information
Phone: 133 224 636 - www.beyondblue.org.au
This info line provides callers with access to information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters.
You will find resources to locate help and healthcare professionals as well as information about causes, symptoms and various treatment options in managing depression.
ConnectGroups - Support Groups Association WA (previously Western Institute of Self Help (WISH) Inc) is a unique not-for-profit, community-based
Phone: 1800 558 268 - www.grow.org.au
GROW is a national
From the Heart WA
Phone: (08) 9340 1688 - www.fromtheheartwa.org.au
MumSpace is Australia’s new one-stop website supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of pregnant women, new mums
Metro: (08) 6279 1200 Free call STD: 1800 654 432 - www.communities.wa.gov.au/childrenandfamilies/parentingwa/Pages/ParentingWALine.aspx
The Parenting WA Line is a telephone information and support service on parenting that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc
Phone: 1300 726 306
Monday to Friday,
PANDA's National Perinatal Depression Helpline, funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments, provides vital support, information, referral and
A balanced diet is important for staying mentally healthy. The food we eat can affect our mood, energy levels
For more information on a balanced diet visit:
Advice on healthy eating, a balanced diet
Nutritional advice on increasing fresh fruit and vegetable intake, recipes, and tips for increasing exercise.
Ausralian Government Department of Health and Aging
Information about the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.
The amount and quality of our sleep significantly affect our mental health. On average, an adult needs between 7-8 hours sleep a night, while adolescents require slightly more. If you constantly feel tired throughout the day, you may need to consult a sleep clinic.
Australian Sleep Association
Information on sleep and a sleep service directory.
Alcohol can have a negative effect on our mental and physical health. High levels of alcohol consumption affect our mood and impact on our
Recommended daily alcohol allowance
- No more than 2 standard drinks a day to
minimiseyour risk of harm.
- At least 2
alcohol freedays a week, or more if possible.
For more information visit:
National Health and Medical Research Council
Illicit drugs can bring on depression, anxiety
For more information:
National Drugs Campaign
Information on drugs and how to get help and services in your area.
National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
Information on Cannabis.
Phone: 1800 30 40 50
A confidential, non-judgemental 24/7 helpline for anybody seeking assistance with alcohol or other drug use.
Phone: (08) 9442 5000
A confidential, non-judgemental, 24/7 helpline for families and carers seeking help for alcohol or other drug use.
Phone: (08) 9442 5050
Country toll-free (landlines): 1800 653 203
Psychologists provide a wide range of coping strategies to help people deal with negative thoughts and
To find a psychologist visit the Australian Psychological Society website: www.psychology.org.au/findapsychologist or speak to your GP who will be able to put you in contact with an appropriate psychologist
Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology that emphases how people stay well – rather than why people get unwell.
Visit this positive psychology website: www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu