We are fortunate in Australia to have many community-based organisations that provide quality help for those in need at no cost or for a minimal fee.
The organisations listed here are well recognised in their field of expertise and the contact details are provided here as an initial and easy reference point.
This is not an exhaustive listing and there may be other providers in your local area that are also available.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
We’re committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.
Our vision is for an Australia free of suicide.
1800Respect is an Australian national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The telephone service is available 24 hours per day.
Black Dog Institute
Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.
Gambling Help Online
24/7 telephone counselling support and online resources. Gambling help and information available in a number of languages.
An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services in each state and territory.
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people.
The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.
SANE Australia is a national mental health charity working to support four million Australians affected by complex mental illness. SANE’s work includes mental health awareness, online peer support and information, stigma reduction, specialist helpline support, research and advocacy.
Support after Suicide
Resources, counselling and support information for those affected by suicide.