There are many organisations which can provide support with mental health issues.
The NDIS recognises mental health disabilities that prevent or limit a person’s capacity to work. It will provide support once the case has been deemed eligible. For information visit www.ndis.gov.au.
Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention. They also have a plethora of information about dealing with various issues on their website. Lifeline’s crisis support line is 13 11 14 and the website is www.lifeline.org.au. The Lifeline website also lists ways they can be contacted by people who are deaf or need to speak in a language other than English.
www.eheadspace.org.au offers online counselling to 12 to 25 year olds and their families. You can also call 1800 650 890 to speak with them if you prefer.
Kids Helpline, 1800 55 1800 offers direct help to children who need to talk as well as information for their carers. Visit www.kidshelpline.com.au.
Suicide Call Back Service, 1300 659 467 “provides free phone, video and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.” Also visit www.suicidecallbackservice. org.au.
Mensline Australia, 1300 78 99 78, provides support for men concerned about their violent behaviour.
Sane Australia 1800 18 SANE (7263) provides info, advice and referral to anyone concerned about mental illness.
Beyondblue offers support 24/7 on 1300 22 4636 with issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders. Visit www.beyondblue.org.au.