If your life is in danger, call 000.

Lifeline Australia – a national charity providing Australians with 24 hour crisis support – 13 11 14

NSW Mental Health Line – provides professional help, advice and referrals to local mental health services – Available 24 hours/7 days – 1800 011 511

Suicide Call Back Service – provides free professional telephone and online counselling 24 hours/7 days to people who are affected by suicide – 1300 659 467


For information on Mental Health Services available in the Upper Hunter area, download the ‘Upper Hunter Healthy Minds’ app, available for FREE on iPhone and android:



Beyondblue – provides information and support to help people achieve their best possible mental health: 1300 22 4636

Black Dog Institute – provides information about mental health issues

SANE Australia – a national mental health charity providing information and support to people with complex mental illness: 1800 187 263

Mindspot Clinic – provides online assessment and treatment for depression and anxiety: 1800 61 44 34 –

Moodgym – an online interactive self-help program that provides cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) training to help people prevent and cope with anxiety and depression

This Way Up – online courses to help with various mental health issues including anxiety, depression, panic and PTSD

Mind Health – a phone/online counselling service for people aged 15 and over living or working in the Hunter New England and Central Coast Regions (available between 7am – 9pm Mon-Sat)


Kids Helpline – 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 – 25: 1800 55 1800

Headspace – provides mental health support to young people aged 12 -25

eHeadspace – provides free online and phone support and counselling to young people aged 12-25, as well as their families and friends

Reach Out – provides online practical support, tools and tips for teenagers experiencing mental health issues, as well as help for PARENTS of teens

Twenty 10 – provides a broad range of specialised support to young people aged12-25 who are LGBTIQA+ as well as their families and communities

Rural Young Minds – a program for young people from 12-25 years that have complex-severe mental health concerns: 1800 270 238

The Brave Program (Youth Beyond Blue) – an interactive online support program for children and young people experiencing anxiety

Safe on Social Toolkit – FOR PARENTS – a digital ‘survival kit’ of everything you need to know about keeping your kids safe on social media

Dolly’s Dream – support to address the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression, and youth suicide though education and direct support to young people and families: Call or text 0488 881 033 to connect with a trained counsellor


1800 RESPECT – 24 hour telephone and online service to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse: 1800 737 732

NSW Domestic Violence Line – 24 hour telephone line providing counselling and referrals to women experiencing domestic and family violence: 1800 656 463

PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) – supporting mental health and wellbeing of expecting, new and growing families. Through a range of information, services and programs, they support parents and families during pregnancy and the first 12 months of a new baby: 1300 726 306

MensLine Australia – is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns: 1300 78 99 78

Blue Knot Foundation – (National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma) A service providing information and support for people who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse: 1300 657 380

Relationships Australia – relationship specialist support service for individuals, families and communities: 1300 364 277

Child Protection Helpline – Call if you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person: 13 2111

Carers Australia – short term counselling and emotional/psychological support service for carers and their families: 1800 242 636

QLife – online and phone support and referral service for people who identify as LGBTIQA+: 1800 184 527

The Butterfly Foundation – support for people with eating disorders and body image issues: 1800 334 673

Victim Focus (UK) – provides a FREE online self development course – ‘Caring for yourself after sexual violence’

Self Compassion – Kristen Neff’s website providing tips and resources on improving self compassion


Information and education:

‘Better off with you’ – suicide prevention information

Warning Signs

Signs and symptoms (National Institute of Mental Health)

Support for people impacted by suicide:


Support after suicide

Support for carers