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Do you need someone to talk to right now?

If you think that you may self-harm, please call one of the following numbers right away:

  • Lifeline offers a 24-hour telephone counselling service on 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline offers a 24-hour counselling service to children and young people (from 5 to 25 years old) on 1800 55 1800
  • Suicide call back service - a free, nationwide telephone service of BeyondBlue that offers short- to medium-term support for people at risk of suicide, their carers, and those bereaved by suicide: 1300 659 467

Both of the above services are staffed by trained volunteer counsellors who are there to provide emotional support in times of crisis or if you're feeling down. They will listen to you, support you and assist you to clarify your choices and options. They may also provide you with information about other community services which you may find helpful.

Following are links to some other services which may also be of assistance. Please bear in mind, however, that not all of these offer services 24 hours a day:

  • BeyondBlue - the national depression initiative - has an info line: 1300 22 4636
  • Youth BeyondBlue - a site specifically for youth.
  • CounsellingOnline - a service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol- or drug-related concern, using text-interaction. In a crisis situation only, call: 1800 888 236
  • OnTrack - a professional, internet-based psychological counselling service operated by the Queensland University of Technology. It is available to people Australia-wide.
  • e-couch - a free online service of ANU that provides evidence-based information about emotional problems (including depression and anxiety disorders) and teaches strategies that may help you to prevent problems and understand yourself better.
  • Find a Psychologist - a service offered by the Australian Psychological Society to find contact details for a psychologist: 1800 333 497
  • Gay and Lesbian Switchboard - free and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities of Victoria and Tasmania: 1800 184 527
  • MensLine - a dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns:
    1300 78 99 78
  • the MoodGYM - a free online service of ANU, delivering cognitive behaviour therapy for preventing depression
  • SANE a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness - 1800 18 SANE (1800 18 7263)
  • Tasmania Police GLBTI Liaison Officers - phone 6230 2111 to speak to one.