Ph: 13 11 14
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline for support.
Suicide Call Back Service
Ph: 1300 659 467
Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
Alternatives to Suicide (Alt2Su) run regular groups for anyone 18+ years old with personal experiences of suicidal thoughts or actions to talk about their experiences and other forms of emotional distress without fear of being put through a crisis management system.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Mental Health Access Line
Ph: 1800 011 511
The NSW Mental Health Line is a state-wide telephone number which puts you in touch with your local mental health service.
Ph: 1300 789 978
For men of any age who would like support, information, or referral to assist them to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
Ph: 1800 422 599
Free alcohol and drug counselling 24/7
Ph: 1800 422 737
Carer Gateway will connect you to an Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.
CULTURALLY AND LINGUSTICALY DIVERSE PEOPLE
Embrace Mental Health
Ph: 02 6285 3100
Embrace provides multilingual mental health information and support for individuals, family and community
Ph: 1800 800 110
Call if you need assistance with your NDIS application or advice on who your Local Area Coordinator is
Ph: 1300 365 085
Disability Advocacy NSW can provide short to medium term, non-legal, issue-based advocacy support to people with disability who have serious and urgent issues.
Ph: 1800 737 732
If you or someone you know is experience sexual, domestic, or family violence, 1800 RESPECT can offer 24hr phone and online chat support
NSW Domestic Violence Line
Ph: 1800 65 64 63
The NSW Domestic Violence Line provides trained counselling and referrals to women experiencing domestic and family violence.
Counsellors on the Domestic Violence Line can help you:
- get hospital care, counselling and family support services
- understand what an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is and how to get one
- develop a safety plan for you and your children
- find emergency accommodation for you and your children
- help you with transport for you and your children
- talk to the police, courts and lawyers.
Butterfly National Helpline
Ph: 1800 334 673
Butterfly offers free and confidential phone and online chat support for yourself or someone you care about regarding eating disorders and body image issues.
Financial Rights Legal Centre
Ph: 1800 007 007
Provides free telephone legal advice and financial counselling to NSW consumers on credit, debt, and banking matters.
Ph: 13 92 76
24/7 crisis line run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Free and confidential service available from any mobile or pay phone.
Australian Indigenous HealthNet
Find a health and medical service near you.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Medical Services operate in all states and territories in Australia, delivering a wide variety of culturally appropriate health care to the community.
BlaQ is the peak organisation for Aboriginal Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBTQ+SB) Peoples and Communities in NSW.
Gambling Help NSW
Ph: 1800 858 858
Free and confidential phone and online chat gambling support service
There is also a specific service for Aboriginal people and communities affected by gambling on the same website – Warruwi Gambling Help.
Ph: 1800 752 948
HEALTH CARE COMPLAINTS
Health Care Complaints Commission
Ph: 1800 043 159
The Health Care Complaints Commission acts to protect public health and safety by resolving, investigating, and prosecuting complaints about health care.
Tenants Union of NSW
Ph: 1800 251 101
The Tenants’ Union of NSW provides high quality legal advice, assistance, and information to tenants, Tenant Advocates, and community workers.
Ph: 1800 422 322
Find out how we can help you find or keep your housing, how to apply for private rental assistance or social housing, understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or request help with a property
Ph: 1800 152 152
Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service.
Legal Aid / LawAccess NSW
Ph: 1300 888 529
Legal Aid NSW is a state-wide organisation providing legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people across NSW. We deliver legal services in most areas of criminal, family and civil law.
LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW. They are a starting point to help with your legal problem
Ph: 1800 184 527
QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTIQ+ peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Their services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.
ONLINE PEER SUPPORT
eFriend Virtual Peer Support connects you to trained, specialist eFriend Peers by booking a video call or phone call. The service is free, and no referral needed.
Blue Knot Foundation
Ph: 1300 657 380
If you are living with the impact of trauma, either a s a child or adult, you can speak to a trained trauma counsellor
Ph: 13 11 14
Provides specialised help for young people aged 5 to 25 years and is staffed by professional counsellors.
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends.