Mental Health Services

Australia has a range of mental health services to meet the needs of multicultural communities.

 

NEED HELP NOW?

If your life is in danger CALL 000

 

Your first point of contact when experiencing poor mental health should always be your General Practitioner. They will be able to discuss your individual needs and circumstances and help you come up with some next steps. 

If you need help finding a General Practitioner, talk to people in your community or a service you can trust to find some suggestions in your area.

If you live in Australia and are in an immediate crisis, please call one of the following numbers:

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
  • Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
  • MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78
  • Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636
  • Emergency Services - 000

We have provided a list of relevant national, state and territory mental health providers below.

 

National services and agencies

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health:

Mental health services funded by the Australian Government:

  • Personal Helpers and Mentors
    Aims to provide increased opportunities for recovery for people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness. The services help participants to better manage their daily activities and reconnect to their community.
  • Family Mental Health Support Services 
    Aims to provide support to families, children and young people affected by mental illness through a diverse range of services targeting prevention and early intervention
  • Carer Gateway
    Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.

 

State and Territory Services

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

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