Mental health supports

Wednesday 1 January 2020 12:28am

Just a reminder of some of the many mental health helplines available to support and refer you during COVID-19 times and beyond.

If you are in an emergency, in danger or you or someone close to you requires immediate help, call triple zero (000) for emergency services.


Lifeline continues to support Australians via telephone, text and webchat services. Call 13 11 14, 24 hours/7 days and text 0477 131 114 from 6pm to midnight AEDT, 7 nights a week or chat online from 7pm to midnight, 7 nights a week.


Call 1300 651 251 for free and anonymous support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week across Victoria.

Suicide call back service

Call 1300 659 467 for this free national service for people having suicidal thoughts, family or friends affected by suicide and healthcare professionals treating suicidal people.


Call 1800 187 263 for information about mental illness, treatments and support for you and your carer.


Call 1300 789 978 for telephone support, information and referrals for men dealing with relationship issues, or visit their website.


Call 1800 512 348 for Beyondblue's Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service


1800RESPECT will operate as per usual. They are open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.


Provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Speak to a peer LGBTIQA+ phone worker by calling 1800 184 527 or chat online between 3pm and 12 midnight every day of the week.

Kids Helpline

If you are feeling stressed, worried or anxious about COVID-19, Kids Helpline is available to answer your call, email or webchat. Call 1800 551 800.


Provides free online support and counselling to young people 12-25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help. You can also call Headspace on 1800 650 890.

Reviewed 28 June 2021

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