Resources

CRISIS SUPPORT

If your life is in danger, call 000.

Lifeline Australia – a national charity providing Australians with 24 hour crisis support – 13 11 14   https://www.lifeline.org.au/

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    https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES – UPPER HUNTER NSW

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:

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GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Beyondblue – provides information and support to help people achieve their best possible mental health – 1300 22 4636 https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Black Dog Institute – provides information about mental health issues – https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

SANE Australia – a national mental health charity providing information and support to people with complex mental illness – 1800 187 263 https://www.sane.org/

Mindspot Clinic – provides online assessment and treatment for depression and anxiety – 1800 61 44 34 – https://mindspot.org.au/

Moodgym – an online interactive self-help program that provides cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) training to help people prevent and cope with anxiety and depression https://www.moodgym.com.au/

This Way Up – online courses to help with various mental health issues including anxiety, depression, panic and PTSD https://thiswayup.org.au/how-we-can-help/courses/

KIDS AND TEENS

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

Headspace – provides mental health support to young people aged 12 -25 – https://headspace.org.au/

eHeadspace – provides free online and phone support and counselling to young people aged 12-25, as well as their families and friends – https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

Reach Out – provides online practical support, tools and tips for teenagers experiencing mental health issues, as well as help for PARENTS of teens – https://au.reachout.com/

Rural Young Minds – a program for young people from 12-25 years that have complex-severe mental health concerns – 1800 270 238 https://www.samaritans.org.au/service/rural-young-minds/

The Brave Program (Youth Beyond Blue) – an interactive online support program for children and young people experiencing anxiety – https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/do-something-about-it/treatments-for-anxiety-and-depression/the-brave-program

Safe on Social Toolkit – FOR PARENTS – a digital ‘survival kit’ of everything you need to know about keeping your kids safe on social media – https://www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com/pages/toolkit

OTHER SPECIFIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

1800 RESPECT – 24 hour telephone and online service to support people impacted by sexual assualt, domestic or family violence and abuse – 1800 737 732 https://www.1800respect.org.au/

MensLine Australia – is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns – 1300 78 99 78 https://mensline.org.au/

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 https://www.blueknot.org.au/

Relationships Australia – relationship specialist support service for individuals, families and communities – 1300 364 277 http://www.relationships.org.au/

Child Protection Helpline – Call if you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person – 13 2111 https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/

Carers Australia – short term counselling and emotional/psychological support service for carers and their families – 1800 242 636 https://www.carersaustralia.com.au/

QLife – online and phone support and referral service for LGBTI people – 1800 184 527 https://www.qlife.org.au/

The Butterfly Foundation – support for people with eating disorders and body image issues – 1800 334 673 https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/our-services/helpline/

SUICIDE – INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Information and education:

Suicide Prevention Information

Signs and symptoms

Support for people impacted by suicide:

StandBy – https://standbysupport.com.au

Support After Suicide – http://supportaftersuicide.org.au/