24/7 telephone services
You can call these crisis lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
- NSW Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511
- Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636
- Mensline Australia – 1300 789 978
- Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800 (for children and young people aged 5 to 25)
- Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
You can access mental health support by contacting:
- your local General Practitioner (GP)
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
- Mobile Service Centres
- Headspace Centre (for young people aged 12 to 25).
Help in a disaster
To speak with a social worker, call the disaster recovery assistance hotline on 180 22 66.
You may be eligible for free counselling sessions if you have been affected by a declared natural disaster and you have a mental health treatment plan.
Learn more about:
- mental health helplines
- where to get mental health help
- mental health professionals
- mental health care and Medicare
Local support during floods
During floods, you can find local information, wellbeing support and more.
Rural adversity mental health program (RAMHP)
RAMHP can provide support to ensure individuals in flood, drought, or bushfire impacted communities access the right care at the right time.
Resources to help adults and children, community leaders, educators and healthcare practitioners:
Resources for young people affected by a natural disaster include:
Kids Helpline has resources dedicated to helping kids deal with natural disasters.
Mental health services and resources
Black Dog Institute
Head to Health
Domestic and family violence counselling and support
Find more mental health services, counselling and support for domestic and family violence.
Mental health care and Medicare
Services Australia can guide you in getting help with the cost of some mental health treatments.
Mental health services
NSW Health maintains a list of available health services and support contacts - including information specific to adults, children, older people and parents and babies.
Multilingual mental health resources
The Transcultural Mental Health Line is a telephone service available to support people who live in NSW and who are from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.