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mental health support 

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Australia support directory: Programs

support directory Australia

Alcohol and Other Drugs Information Service (ADIS) 

ADIS provides 24 hour 7 day a week telephone counselling, support, referrals and information for those affected by alcohol or other drugs. 

Sydney metropolitan: (02) 9361 8000
Regional and rural NSW: 1800 422 599

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blu provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

1300 22 46 36

Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

The new Beyond Blue Corona Virus mental well-being support service is up and running. This is part of the Commonwealth’s $74 million mental health package.​ Beyond Blue has begun providing 24/7 mental health support, both online and by phone, delivered by mental health professionals (in conjunction with Medibank). It is providing information and advice around coping with COVID-19, isolation and connection, workplace and financial hardship, and how best to support the mental health of others.

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute website contains information and resources for mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.

Butterfly Foundation

Online and phone counselling information, and online support groups for people concerned about eating disorders, disordered eating, body image problems.

Counselling Online

Online text-based counselling for people concerned about their own drinking or drug use. The service is also available to concerned family members. 

Head to Health

A digital mental health gateway funded by the Australian Government, containing a range of trusted mental health services and resources. Head to health was co-designed between the Australian Government Department of Health, people and families with a lived experience of mental health issues, as well as mental health organisations, service providers, health professionals, and the Australian public

Kids Helpline

A telephone counselling support line for children and young people ages 5 to 25 and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. 

Mental Health Online

The website has Information, an online psychological assessment and online self-guided treatment programs for anxiety, panic, OCD, PTSD, and depression for people 18 years old and older. The site also offers a free 12-week online program with free access to eTherapists.


MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. They provide an online assessment and treatment course, or also help you find local services.

Open Monday to Friday 8 am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm 1800 61 44 34

National Indigenous Critical Response Service

National Indigenous Critical Response Service provides emotional and practical support to bereaved families and individuals impacted by suicide or other traumatic loss. Our advocates are experienced in listening and providing culturally responsive support. They can liaise with local communities and services to identify who is best placed to provide the help families need. The Critical Response Support Advocates are not counsellors and do not provide counselling or other clinical support. Thirrili is a non-profit organisation supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

24/7 Support 1800 805 801

NSW Mental Health Line

A mental health professional will answer your call about mental health concerns for you or someone you are concerned about, including, teens, adults and older people.


Providing support to those in need. Someone to talk to without fear or judgement.

24/7 Support

135 247

Suicide Call Back Service 

National service that provides free 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affective by suicide.

Australia support directory: Programs
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