Mental health support

Details of available mental health support services provided by a range of organisations.

  • Beyond Blue

    A dedicated free service for those feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or needing assistance. Short term counselling and referrals. Phone: 1800 512 348 and online chat at


    A free telephone and online service for people with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. It provides online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression and can help you find local services.
    Phone: 1800 61 44 34 (8 am - 8 pm, Monday - Friday; 8 am - 6 pm, Saturday) or go to

  • Lifeline Australia

    A free crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe. Phone: 13 11 14 or go to

  • SuicideLine Victoria

    A free 24/7 telephone and online counselling service offering professional support to anyone at risk of suicide, anyone concerned about someone else's risk of suicide, and anyone bereaved by suicide.
    Phone: 1300 651 251 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or online at

    Suicide Call Back Service

    A free mental health support, call back service.
    Phone: 1300 659 467 or online at (24 hours, 7 days a week)


    A free support service for people experiencing loss and grief.
    Phone 03 9935 7400 (midday to 3 am, 7 days a week) or online at

  • 1800Respect

    Free confidential counselling, information and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse via phone or online chat.
    Phone: 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or for information and online chat, go to

  • MensLine

    A free professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.
    Phone 1300 78 99 78 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or for online counselling, goto

  • Switchboard Victoria

    A free telephone, text and email counselling, information and referral service for LGBTIQA+ people.
    Phone: 1800 729 367 or Text: 0480 017 246 (10 am - 6 pm, 7 days a week). Email:


    Anonymous, free telephone and webchat peer support and referral for LGBTI people delivered by trained LGBTI community members.
    Phone: 1800 184 527 (3 pm - midnight, 7 days a week).

  • Mental Health in Multicultural Australia

    Resources, services and information in many languages: