Immediate help

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, contact:

Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14

Beyond Blue – 1300 22 46 36

NSW Mental Health Line – 1800 01 15 11

Mensline Australia – 1300 78 99 78

13YARN – 13 92 76

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on Triple Zero (000) or TTY (106).


Accessibility and translation support

If you’re deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call these numbers through the National Relay Service. Choose your access option and ask for the relevant number.

For translation and interpreter services, call 13 14 50 and ask the interpreter to phone the relevant number.

Mental health at work

For a range of tools and resources, visit SafeWork NSW’s mental health at work program.

If you have a non-government business with fewer than 200 employees or a not-for-profit organisation of any size, you can access services including:

  • free mental health training
  • up to 4 hours of one-on-one coaching
  • a step-by-step guide to improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Workplace Wellbeing Assessment

Survey your staff and get recommended actions to improve the mental wellbeing of your workplace using the free Workplace Wellbeing Assessment online tool. It can help keep your workers safe and engaged, and you can track changes over time. 

Heads Up online portal

For resources to help employers, employees, managers and small businesses create mentally healthy workplaces, visit Beyond Blue's Heads Up online portal.

Ahead for Business

Tailored recommendations, information and programs that can help small business owners take action on their own mental health and wellbeing are available from Ahead for Business.

Small Business Guides: Mentally Healthy Workplaces 

Mental health experts at Ahead for Business have created Small Business Guides to Mentally Healthy Workplaces.  

There is a guide for each of the 3 pillars of the Blueprint for Mentally Healthy Workplaces: protect, respond and promote. The guides offer small businesses information about key topics, clear examples, helpful tips and links to further support and guidance to help create mentally healthy workplaces. 

My Business Health

If your business needs easy access to financial support, tools, templates and tips to manage the stress and challenges of running a business, you'll find help at My Business Health.

NewAccess for Small Business Owners

This free, confidential mental health coaching program by Beyond Blue is designed for small business owners, including sole traders. Sessions are available via phone or video call from NewAccess for Small Business Owners.


Free, confidential and independent phone support to help you manage challenging experiences, stress, anxiety and burnout that are impacting your work and everyday life is available from Hear2Talk.

Rural Financial Counselling Service

Free, confidential and individual support to regional small businesses that are experiencing – or at risk of – financial hardship is offered by the the Rural Financial Counselling Service.

Related information

Last updated: 28 March 2024