4 October, 2011

The following organisations offer a confidential over the phone advice 24/7:

Lifeline – 13 11 14

“Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis support service 13 11 14 about many things including:

  • Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Physical or mental wellbeing
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts”

Mensline – 1300 78 99 78

“MensLine Australia is the national telephone support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is staffed by paid professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.”

The Mental Health association also has an information service:

Mental Health Association Info Service – 1300 794 991

“MHA provides two information lines: the Mental Health Information Service (1300 794 991) and the Anxiety Disorders Information Line (1300 794 992).You can either contact us by phone (for the cost of a local call) or by email, where an Information Officer will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

The MHIS provides information, telephone support and referral on issues relating to mental health generally, whereas the Anxiety Disorders Information Line focuses on anxiety disorders. All calls are treated confidentially. You can remain anonymous if you wish, and no personal details are retained.”