- 24hr Telephone Crisis Support 13 11 14: is a confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline, payphone or mobile. Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation our trained volunteers are ready to listen, provide support and referrals.
- Crisis Support Chat: You can chat to Lifeline one-on-one using our online crisis chat service which is available 7 days a week from 7pm-4am (AEST). Anyone in Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide who feels more comfortable contacting us online rather than over the phone can use this service.
- Service Finder: Use Service Finder, an online directory, to find free or low cost health and community services in your local area.
Call 1800 011 511: This number is for people to call within NSW and directly link with local NSW mental health services, and to mental health services in other regions throughout NSW.
Call 1300 659 467: This number provides free counselling 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week across Australia.
Carer Line 1800 242 636: The Carer Line is staffed by experienced Carer Support Officers who offer emotional support, referrals, and distribute carer specific resources and information, to carers, service providers and community members. Our Carer Support Officers understand the issues carers face and the supports carers can access in their local community.
Call 1800 843 539: One Door Mental Health, formerly Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, offer a range of support services for mental health carers and consumers. Services include individual support for consumers, carer respite, advocacy, education, carer support groups across Sydney, and youth mental health support. Carer services includes Mental Health Respite Carer Support (MHRCS) and Family and Carer Mental Health Program (FCMHP).
Click here to view a list of useful resources on how to self-manage your wellbeing e.g. tips to manage anxiety and stress, how to use yoga and meditation to relieve stress and anxiety and how to optimize your home for healthy stress-free living. This list of resources was submitted by a person with a lived experience of a family member completing suicide, they hope these resources will help others in managing their stress levels.
Call 1300 135 846: Free after hours telephone peer support service for people that may be experiencing mental health difficulties, their carers and family members. Active from 6pm till midnight.
This website has been created to help people who are juggling working AND caring roles. Who is a working carer? – A working carer is a person who is in paid employment and who cares for a relative or friend who is ill, frail, has a disability or is ageing. They may work full-time, part-time, casually or have a business of their own.
Call 1800 451 510: The Mental Health Review Tribunal has a wide range of powers that enable it to conduct mental health inquiries, make and review orders, make and hear appeals about the treatment and care of people with a mental illness.
Online Service Directory: WayAhead provide an online service directory for all local mental health services in NSW. Find what’s in your local area by searching your suburb or postcode. Click here to access.
Call 000: For help in an emergency or disaster situation.