This section contains links to websites and contact numbers of organisations that may offer useful assistance about specialised mental health and wellbeing issues.
Please call 000 in Australia or 111 in New Zealand if you feel your safety or another's safety is at risk, and you require emergency assistance.
New Zealand Specific Information
Please follow the below link to some of the services available via the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. These services offer mental health support, information and help. All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified.
24 hour line - ph 13 11 44
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Suicide Call Back Service
24 hour line - ph 1300 659 467
The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people who may be suicidal, concerned for someone who is suicidal or bereaved by suicide.
24 hour line - ph 1300 789 978
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.
24 hour line - ph 1800 737 732
1800Respect is a help line for those experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence, or seeking to support someone who is.
24 hour line - ph 1800 858 858
Gambling Help Online provides free, anonymous, 24/7 online support, self-help tools and information to those who may be experiencing problem gambling, their family, friends and professionals.
24 hour line - ph 1800 650 890
eheadspace provides online and telephone support to young people aged between 12 and 25 and their family and friends.
Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety
beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
Mental Health Online
Mental Health Online (formerly Anxiety Online) is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with mental health problems. It is an initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at Swinburne University of Technology and Funded by the Federal Department of Health.
BluePages provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. It also offers screening tests for depression and anxiety, and links to other helpful resources.
Drugs and Alcohol
Federal Department of Health National Drugs Campaign
The Australian Government’s National Drugs Campaign aims to help young people and parents understand the harmful effects and consequences of drug use.
Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)
The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory. Here you will find reliable information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health.
Australian Drug Foundation (adf)
Celebrating more than 50 years of service to the community, the Australian Drug Foundation is one of Australia's leading bodies committed to preventing alcohol and other drug problems in communities around the nation.