Crisis support services

If you are in personal crisis or are having thoughts of harming yourself please tell someone, or call one of these numbers for support:

Lifeline

call 13 11 14 or text 0477 131 114

(national free 24-hour telephone crisis support service)

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

(national free 24-hour telephone and online counselling service)

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

(national free 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years)

Learning more about mental health and who can help

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Finding help online

Beyond Blue – telephone (1300 224 636) and online support, forums and resources

eHeadspace – telephone (1800 650 890) and online support (registration required – only takes a few minutes)

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health – multicultural mental health resources and factsheets

Head to Health – a one-stop-shop for apps, online courses, factsheets and forums

QLife – telephone/online support for LGBTQI+ people and their loved ones, 1800 184 527

ReachOut – online support and information

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Choosing Wisely Australia

Choosing Wisely Australia helps healthcare providers and consumers have important conversations about improving the quality of healthcare by reducing unnecessary and sometimes harmful tests, treatments, and procedures.

5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider is a resource that can help patients ensure they end up with the right amount of care.