Mental Health Crisis
What to do in an emergency mental health crisis
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please access the Mental Health Emergency Response Line FREE on 📞1300 555 788 or 📞1800 676 822.
In an EMERGENCY Dial 000 for an ambulance for immediate assistance in the event of an attempted suicide. If a person is highly distressed and feeling unsafe or thinks they are a risk to themselves – go to a public emergency department where there are doctors, nurses and social workers 24 hours a day. If a person is highly distressed and feeling unsafe or thinks they are a risk to themselves but refuses to go to a public emergency department, you can call:
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467 – a 24 hour, nationwide service
Rurallink for country areas on 1800 552 002
SUPPORT AND HELP
headspace.org.au – for young people aged 12 – 25 going through a hard time.
blackdoginstitute.org.au – dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders.
reachout.com – an anonymously get access to information and support services 24/7.
kidshelp.com.au – a national 24 hour phone counselling for children.
lifeline.org.au – support following a suicide.
suicidepreventionaust.org – National umbrella body.
beyondblue.org.au – working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse.