National youth mental health foundation, providing holistic mental health support to 12-25 year olds with a focus on early intervention. National Telehealth Service available in rural and remote areas.
100 centres across Australia: https://headspace.org.au/welcome-to-headspace-centres/
Free online and telephone mental health support and counselling to young people and their families: https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
- Phone: 1800 650 890 (refer to website for individual phone numbers of centres or online chat service)
One on one online chat 9 am to 1 am (Melbourne time) 7 days a week.
Centres are usually open during business hours Monday to Friday. Visit for more info: https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/
Victoria’s Mental Health Services Directory (VIC only)
Around the clock psychiatric triage service for Victorian’s.
The website provides a list of mental health service providers for:
- Acute inpatient services
- Clinical rehabilitation services
- Early intervention services
- Community care units
- Continuing care, clinical and consultancy
- Crisis assessment and treatment teams
Phone: 1300 721 927 for psychiatric triage (information, assessment and referral)
Wellways helpline is for people experiencing issues with their mental health and wellbeing. They provide short term support including scheduled calls, information about support groups, education programs and local community services.
HelpingMinds (WA and NT)
Provide counselling and support groups for family and friends. Assistance and support through NDIS.
Head to Health
If you are trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources, and treatment options.
Has information for specific groups, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and LGBTQI people.
Information, support, and counselling for people with eating disorders and body image related issues.
Blue Knot Foundation
Short term counselling support and information for individuals who have experienced childhood trauma.
Black Dog Institute
Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of bipolar disorder and depression, PTSD.
Support, information, and resources for people dealing with depression or anxiety.
Free assessment and treatment service for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
- Phone: 1800 614 434 (online assessment available)
- Website: https://mindspot.org.au/
- Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm weekdays / 8:00am to 6:00am Saturday (Sydney time)
Information about mental illness, treatments and support for clients and their carers.
Find out about short-term counselling and support services for carers and their families, each stat has its own website.