Mental Health Support Services
If you are feeling in need of help and support throughout your participation in this study, there are people specially trained to help you, even in the toughest of times. You can call the following numbers at any time, day or night, to receive support. In addition to these contacts, we encourage you to speak with your GP to let them know how you are feeling.
Lifeline’s dedicated Recovery Crisis Support line – 13 HELP (13 11 14)
24/7 phone support for those feeling suicidal, having a difficult time, or worried about others.
24/7 phone: 13 11 14
6pm- 12am Text: 0477 131 114
Online chat: 7pm – midnight
Lifeline also has a dedicated Bushfire Recovery Crisis Support line: 13 HELP (13 43 57)
Beyondblue Support Service – 1300 224 636
24/7 phone support, free resources for anxiety and depression, online chat and email support. Emails responded to within 24 hours.
24/7 phone: 1300 22 4636
Online chat: 3pm – midnight
Kids Helpline (13 to 25 years of age) – 1800 55 1800
24/7 phone, email and webchat support and resources for young people up to age 25 and parents supporting them.
1800 55 1800
MensLine Australia (for males) – 1300 789 978
24/7 support for men.
1300 789 978
Suicide Call-Back Service – 1300 659 467
If at any time you feel unsafe you can call the Suicide Call-back Service, visit the emergency room at your local hospital, or if you need immediate support dial 000 (or if this number is unavailable from your mobile, dial 112. Call 106 if you have a hearing impediment).
General Practitioners (GPs)
Your GP can provide a mental health care plan for yourself or your children and can also refer you to a suitable mental health practitioner or service.