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Mental health services

External services providing telephone, video and online counselling and information resources about mental health.


If you feel unsafe right now, call emergency services on 000 (triple zero).


Beyond Blue – Online information and 24/7 telephone support and advice from a trained mental health professional. Phone 1300 22 4636

Black Dog Institute – Online information and research about mental health. 

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health – Website with information in multiple languages for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation – Free information and support for health and wellbeing, relationships, work and study, and alcohol and other drugs.

Kids Helpline – 24/7 telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25. Phone 1800 55 1800

Lifeline – 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. Phone 13 11 14

MensLine Australia - 24/7 telephone and online counselling for men. Phone 1800 737 732. Qualified counsellors specialise in relationship breakdown, separation and divorce, parenting, family violence (for those who use and experience family violence), suicide prevention and emotional wellbeing.

Open Arms – 24/7 mental health and wellbeing support for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families. Phone 1800 011 046

ReachOut – Online mental health support and free apps for young people.

SANE Australia - Peer support, counselling, support, information and referrals for adults with a complex mental health issue, complex trauma or high levels of psychological distress. Phone 1800 187 263

SuicideLine Victoria - 24/7 telephone, video and online counselling. Phone 1300 651 251

Suicide Call Back Service – 24/7 Australia-wide telephone and online counselling for people affected by suicide. Phone 1300 659 467

Switchboard Victoria - Telephone counselling, information and referrals for LGBTIQ communities.


Disclaimer: The list above provides links to external services and information resources about mental health. While every effort is made to check the content and accuracy of the websites RAV links to, we take no responsibility for information contained on websites that are maintained by other organisations. RAV is not endorsing or associated with any of the services listed on this page.

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