Here is a list of places you can contact if you need help, support or just someone to talk to:
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They also provide online counseling services.
Safe Steps is a state-wide Family Violence Response Centre with 24/7 service for women and children experiencing violence. They provide immediate support, information, advocacy, referral and emergency accommodation.
The Suicide Call Back Service provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience. They provide both phone and online counseling services. They also run a website for youth affected by depression and anxiety.
Butterfly runs a national support line, which is staffed by trained counsellors experienced in assisting with eating disorders.
DrugInfo is a service provided by the Australian Drug Foundation that offers information about alcohol and other drugs and the prevention of related harms.
Family Drug Support assists families throughout Australia to deal with alcohol and drug issues in a way that strengthens relationships and achieves positive outcomes.
Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. They also run the Family Relationship Advice Line, a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues.
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
Phone: 1300 364 277
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to provide interpreting services for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.
As the national peak body for Australians living with MS, they work closely with the state MS societies to help you connect with the right support and services.
Phone: 1300 010 158
1800 RESPECT is a 24 hour phone and online counseling service to assist people who have been or who are affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.