Get help when I am struggling with my mental health
To know where to get help when I am struggling with my mental health
Let's start with why this is important:
- seeking help when your mental health is difficult is essential to your wellbeing
- the earlier you seek help the quicker you will be to improve your wellbeing
For immediate help
In an emergency - 000
If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact emergency services on
National Indigenous Postvention Service - 1800 805 801
Upon notification of a loss of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to suicide or other traumatic incident, the NIPS is able to provide immediate support to affected families.
To talk to someone straight away
Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14
Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
All headspace online services are free, but if you call 1800 650 890 from a mobile phone normal call charges apply. Let headspace know if you are calling from a mobile and we can give you a call back.
Men’s Line Australia - 1300 789 978
Head to Health a website to connect people to mental health support
Qlife - 1800 184 527 or webchat 3pm to midnight daily
Get a mental health treatment plan
Visit your doctor for a mental health care plan, it is completely free and you are entitled to it if you have a Medicare card.
To find a doctor if you do not have one, search this website
REMEMBER NOT ALL DOCTORS BULK BILL SO MAKE SURE YOU FIND THIS OUT BEFORE YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Check your mental health with this quiz
Complete this checklist to check your distress and to know what to do next.