Crisis/Immediate Support Hotlines

Lifeline provides confidential crisis support that is accessible 24 hours a day. We encourage any person in Australia who is contemplating suicide, experiencing emotional distress, or caring for someone in crisis to call or text Lifeline.
Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion, our trained crisis supporters are ready to listen, support, and help you work through what’s on your mind.
24-hour crisis line: 13-11-14

Suicide Call Back Service has professionally trained counsellors who have specialist skills in working with suicide-related issues and can help you to work through the pain and distress you may be feeling.
24-hour phone service for people affected by suicide: 1300-659-467

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
24-hour phone service (translators available): 1300-22-4636
24-hour email service
Chat online (11 am – 12 am)

1800RESPECT knows that talking about sexual, domestic, and family violence can be hard. When you contact 1800RESPECT, you will talk to a trained counsellor who will listen and support you in what feels right for you and your situation.
24-hour phone service: 1800-737-732

AMA Victoria offers peer support services for doctors and medical students. Calling the number means you’re automatically re-directed to the peer support worker mobile.
Phone service (8am – 10pm): 1300-853-338 (for the cost of a local call)

SANE Australia is a mental health service that offers online information, online counseling, and phone counseling.
Helpline: 1800-18-7263

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team at Eastern Health is responsible for the assessment of mental health concerns and consideration of hospital admission.
Phone service (8am – 10pm, 7 days a week): 1300-721-927

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team at Austin Health is responsible for the assessment of mental health concerns and consideration of hospital admission.
Phone service (8am – 10pm, 7 days a week): 1300-859-789

SuicideLine Victoria is a free 24/7 telephone, video and online counselling service offering professional support to people at risk of suicide, people concerned about someone else’s risk of suicide, and people bereaved by suicide.
24-hour phone service: 1300-651-251

Youth Access Team (YAT) is staffed for seven days a week between the hours of 8:30am and 10:00pm. Calls outside of these times are managed by the Centralised Triage Service of North Western Mental Health, of which Orygen Specialist Program is a part. Orygen Specialist Program’s Acute Services offer psychiatric triage, crisis support and inpatient care for young people and their families.
24-hour phone service: 1800-888-320

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