Mental Health Helplines

The following helplines are currently available:

BeyondBlue offers short term counselling and referrals by phone. Call 1300 224 636.

The BeyondBlue website has resources on managing mental health, including fact sheets on managing depression, anxiety and worry:

Carers Australia: Short-term counselling psychological support services for carers and their families. Call 1800 242 636

Head to health: An online resource offering apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.:

 Lifeline: 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Call 13 11 14

They also offer a dedicated website on mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak, available here:

Mensline: A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. Call 1300 789 978

National COVID Older Persons Information Line: 1800 171 866, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm.

National Debt Helpline: free and confidential advice from professional financial counsellors. The hotline is open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. 1800 007 007