There are a number of resources available to assist those who may be struggling with their mental health. In the first instance, it is always best to talk to your GP. They will be able to point you in the right direction, and determine which treatment would be best for you. There are also a range of online services available that can provide Australians with both immediate assistance, information and resources. Please find the details of some of these services below.

If you require emergency assistance, please contact emergency services at 000.

beyondblue is a high profile not-for-profit, working to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Since beyondblue was founded in 2000, by The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC, it has formed strong partnerships with academics, governments, corporates, service providers and the community, promoting good mental health across a range of population groups and places in which people live, learn, work and play. beyondblue has expanded to offer a 24/7 Support Service staffed by trained mental health professionals.

For further information on anxiety, depression or suicide visit:

To chat to a trained mental health professional see:

Call: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours/7 days a week)

Black Dog Institute is a world leader in mental health research and specialises in rapidly turning research outcomes into mental health resources, online self-help tools, and education. Our website holds a wealth of information including: mental health and wellbeing, self-tests for depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, e-mental health tools, getting help and helping others, webinars and community presentations, how to obtain a referral for our assessment clinic and telehealth services for adolescents and adults.

SANE Australia is a national mental health charity working to support four million Australians affected by complex mental illness including schizophrenia, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD and severe depression and anxiety. SANE’s programs include:  
  • SANE Helpline – a telephone support service staffed by mental health professionals.
  • - for people living with mental illness and their carers, moderated 24/7.
  • - resources, factsheets, articles, real-life stories and online support.
  • Suicide Prevention - improving how people are supported in suicide prevention and bereavement through training workshops with mental health and community professionals.
  • SANE Media Centre - promoting the responsible portrayal of mental illness and suicide in the media.
  • Policy & Advocacy - for improved mental health and support services.
  • Hocking Fellowship - advancing public understanding of mental illness.

SANE Helpline contact details Telephone: 1800 18 SANE (7263)


Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to highly-skilled, compassionate and non-judgemental help.

For 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services call Lifeline on

13 11 14

The online Crisis Support Chat service is also available every night at


MensLine Australia National 24/7 telephone, online-chat and video counselling service, supporting men with family and relationship issues.

MensLine forum and MensLine social media accounts are moderated 24/7. MensLine Australia is also a support service for people affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. Survivors contacting the Commission, or dealing with traumatic memories.

1300 78 99 78

SuicideLine Victoria 24/7 crisis line for Victorians at risk of suicide, their carers and people bereaved by suicide. Funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.

1300 651 251

Suicide Call Back Service National 24/7 telephone, online-chat and video counselling service, supporting people at risk of suicide, or bereaved by suicide.

1300 659 467

Ok To Talk is a service which pairs individuals with psychologists, based on specific needs. With an extensive database of experienced psychologists Australia-wide, Ok To Talk ensures that location does not get in the way of seeking help, even offering psychologists who are able to undertake online treatment where distance may be an issue.


Ok To Talk also offers a number of online resources, such as blog posts and social media pages, to help those who are struggling between therapy sessions or who may not be ready to reach out for professional help just yet. Offering this information in a convenient online platform means people living in areas with limited resources are still able to easily gain access.


General benefits of the Ok To Talk service include:

  • It's completely free for clients.
  • It improves the chances of finding effective treatment as matches are tailored to the clients' specific needs. This can avoid the often hit-or-miss process that many people experience when they research psychologists for themselves or are referred by a GP.
  • It makes the process of finding a psychologist less stressful as the Ok To Talk team does all the heavy lifting while keeping clients fully informed along the way.
  • Client's progress is monitored to ensure they are getting the most from their therapy sessions, keeping them on track to achieve their goals.

To find out more about Ok To Talk, please visit their website.

The MindSpot Clinic is a national and online mental health service. We serve Australian adults aged 18 years and over who have symptoms of stress, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Chronic pain, low mood, or depression. The MindSpot team includes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, indigenous mental health workers, and counsellors. Our team are committed to reducing barriers to effective care such as stigma, severity of symptoms, or lack of local services. To date the Clinic has provided services to more than 70,000 Australians nationwide.

MindSpot provides two core services.

  1. Screening assessment and recommendations:

These assessments help people to understand their symptoms and the different treatment options available. An Assessment Report, which summaries the assessment results is sent to people and, if requested, to a GP. After an assessment, a MindSpot therapist will help you locate and access services that can help. Or, you can choose to do a MindSpot Clinic treatment course.

  1. Treatment Course:

These courses are designed to provide helpful information about symptoms. The courses also teach practical, proven skills for overcoming symptoms. Each course involves reading materials online, including reading about the experiences of other Australians who have learned to manage their symptoms.

1800 61 44 34


For over 10 years now, Rural and Remote Mental Health has been delivering mental health and suicide prevention programs and services to people living and working in rural and remote Australia. We are a non-for-profit public company limited by guarantee with deductible gift recipient status

Our program objectives are to:

  • deliver culturally targeted and demonstrably effective prevention programs linked directly to early interventions;
  • raise awareness, reduce mental ill-health stigma and prevent suicides;
  • evaluate and translate the outcomes;
  • educate and train natural helpers and community leaders so as to embed skills and knowledge in these rural and remote communities where access to health and/or mental-health clinicians is either severely limited or non-existent;
  • educate individuals, families and communities with pathways to help.

1300 51 59 51

Email: is a free, confidential, online tool kit designed to help Australian farmers cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day. In particular, it is focused on helping farmers to equip themselves with tools to cope with things beyond their control (like the weather).

This website was developed in close consultation with farmers from around Australia. To take a quick tour of the website, learn how it works and how it might be of benefit to you, you can find a short video here

You do not need to be experiencing a mental health condition to benefit from using this website.

For more information and to register, visit

Android & iOS Applications

What's Up? is a fantastic free app utilising some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more! With a beautiful, modern design, simple heading and easy-to-follow methods, you can get to what helps you the most in seconds!

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    Headspace is the simple way to reframe stress. Sleep trouble? Meditation creates the ideal conditions for a good night’s rest. Relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day.

    Get more from your day through mindfulness, be less distracted and reactive, and focus on the things that matter most to you. Our Basics course is completely free and will teach you the fundamental techniques of meditation and mindfulness. After that, by subscription, gain access to the full Headspace meditation library.

    Train your mind with guided meditations on everything from stress to sleep, and anxiety to relationships. Bring more awareness to daily activities through on-the-go exercises, and use SOS sessions to skillfully manage moments of panic or anxiety. The Headspace animation library is full of tips and helpful wisdom to keep your practice on track, and you can even add friends to keep each other motivated.

    Top Features

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