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I need urgent help

Some people may have suicidal thoughts when things are too hard and painful. If you feel like life is no longer worth living, it’s really important to seek immediate help. With help, you can overcome these thoughts and stay safe.

For Urgent Help

If you are in an emergency or in immediate danger, please call Emergency Services (000) or present to your nearest hospital emergency department.

If you are in a crisis or feeling suicidal, we recommend contacting the following for immediate support:


Crisis support and suicide prevention services for individuals experiencing a personal crisis.

Suicide Call Back Service

Telephone and online counselling for individuals affected by suicide.

Kids Helpline

Telephone and online counselling for young people aged between 5 and 25.

For Non-Urgent Help

We all need extra support from time to time. We recommend speaking with your GP, who can give you a physical and mental health checkup and discussion local support and treatment options with you.

For free counselling and support, you may find the following organisations helpful:

Beyond Blue

Phone and online support with trained mental health professionals.

Mensline Australia

Help, support, referrals and counselling for men.

Kids Helpline

Telephone and online counselling for young people aged between 5 and 25.


Peer support and referrals for the LGBTI community.


Confidential information, counselling and support services for individuals experiencing sexual, domestic or family violence.

Relationships Australia

Phone and online support services for individuals, families and communities.

Brother to Brother

Phone support for Aboriginal men struggling with a range of issues (inc relationships, family violence, parenting, drug and alcohol use)

Carer Gateway

Phone counselling, peer support, resources and advice for carers.

Open Arms

Mental health and wellbeing support for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.


Grief counselling and support for individuals experience grief, loss or trauma.


For women, men and families affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.

Counselling Online

Free and confidential support for people across Australia affected by alcohol or other drug use. Head to the website for online counselling or to find your local phone service.

Gambler’s Help Hotline

Free and confidential online and phone support available 24/7 for those experiencing a gambling problem. Support includes counselling, information, referral and advice.

The Butterfly Foundation

National helpline supporting those experiencing an eating disorder, friends, family, carers and professionals. Web chat and email support also available.