If you need help

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is NOT a mental health or suicide prevention service.

If you or someone you know is looking for help, or is suicidal, please refer to one of the following:

For immediate help
In an emergency If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact mental health services or emergency services on 000
National Indigenous Critical Response Service Upon notification of a loss of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to suicide or other traumatic incident, the NICRS is able to provide immediate support to affected families. 1800 805 801
To talk to someone straight away
Lifeline Australia Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia. Volunteer Crisis Supporters provide suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but face-to-face and online. Phone 13 11 14 or Crisis Support Chat
Affected by suicide?
Suicide Call Back Service A nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Phone 1300 659 467 or online counselling
Affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse?
1800 – RESPECT Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. 1800 737 732
For children and young people
Kids Helpline A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Phone 1800 551 800 or WebChat counselling
e-headpace eheadspace provides free online support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. eheadspace
headpace 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. 1800 650 890
For men
Men’s Line Australia A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. Phone 1300 789 978 or online counselling
For LGBTIQ
Qlife QLife is Australia’s first counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web-based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing. Phone 1800 184 527 or webchat 3pm to midnight daily
For support in the days and weeks ahead
Head to health The Australian Government has also established a website to connect people to mental health support

Head to Health

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Online list of Indigenous health services and contact details Google NACCHO, click Members menu tab

Black Dog Institute

For a list of support groups in every state and territory that can help you connect with groups of people who meet regularly to discuss their experiences, their problems and their strategies for coping.
Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.
list of support groups in every state and territory

Black Dog Institute – Clinical Resources

Carers Australia

Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory. 1800 242 636

MindSpot Clinic

An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression 1800 61 44 34

Relationships Australia

Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. 1300 364 277

SANE Australia

Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers. 1800 18 7263

Support after Suicide

Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.

Support after Suicide

Beyond Blue online forums

The Beyond Blue online forums are also a great way to connect with people online, in a safe and anonymous environment, to discuss anxiety, depression, suicide and a range of life issues. Anyone in Australia can participate in discussions, connect with others and share their experiences with our community.

Beyond Blue online forums

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