For immediate assistance
|Beyond Blue||1800 51 23 48|
|Lifeline Australia||13 11 14|
|Domestic Violence Line||1800 65 64 63|
|1800RESPECT||1800 73 77 32|
|Suicide Callback Service||1300 65 94 67|
If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Domestic and family violence support
Domestic and family violence is a crime. Find out more about domestic and family violence services and supports that are available.
Find out more about what to expect when you contact 1800RESPECT.
Domestic and family violence and COVID-19
The safety of women and children is a priority.
Essential services, including the police and courts, are here to help you stay safe.
Crisis accommodation, counselling and other support services are also available.
If you feel unsafe, reach out.
The NSW Domestic Violence Line is always here for you. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The NSW Domestic Violence Line can:
- explain services and support available to you
- help you with your safety plan
- refer you to support services, such as counselling
- help you contact the police, courts or lawyers
- help you find a safe place to stay
- help with transport for you and your children.
Can’t talk right now? Use the 1800RESPECT online chat service instead of calling.
Need more information? Find out about other services and supports on the Department of Communities and Justice website.
Find out how to stay safe online if there is a chance someone will check which websites you visit or use technology in other ways to control or harass you.
You're not alone
Stressful situations can take a toll on your mental and physical health. It’s vital people seek support and look after their own and their loved ones' wellbeing.
If you experience anxiety, mood changes, feel overwhelmed, or find it difficult to sleep, to the point where you are affected in a negative way, it might be time to reach out.
Please reach out for immediate support on the following crisis numbers:
- In a life-threatening situation, call Triple Zero on 000
- Mental Health Line open 24/7 on 1800 011 511
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
- Find other 24/7 crisis lines.
There are also NSW Health fact sheets available on:
If you need help
Browse Yarn Safe resources to help you manage your mental wellbeing and support others.
For parents and carers
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on everybody’s lives. When living with such big changes to daily life, it is normal for children, young people and adults to feel overwhelmed and stressed.
It is important to support and take care of the wellbeing of children or young people in your care, as well as your own mental health.
There is lots of information, solutions and helpful ideas to manage these challenging times and additional support is available if you need it.
Mental wellbeing services provided by NSW Government
The NSW Government provides a range of free mental health information and services.
- Mental Health Line (1800 011 511 - operates 24/7) can connect you to a mental health service if you are concerned about the mental wellbeing of yourself or someone else.
NSW Health have published a PDF of mental health counselling supports.
Look after your mental health during COVID-19 poster in community languages.
NSW Mental Health Commission website has resources and supports for people struggling with their mental health due to COVID-19.
SafeWork NSW Mental health at work during COVID-19 on free resources, coaching and training for employers on how to look after their workers’ and their mental health
Video: Looking out for people close to us
NSW Chief Psychiatrist Dr Murray Wright talks about looking out for people close to us.
Other mental wellbeing resources
Counselling and crisis services
Find more information, counselling and tools to help with mental wellbeing on these trusted websites.
- Black Dog Institute is a free online clinic providing a mental health assessment tool and other support services.
- Head to Health can help you find digital mental health and wellbeing resources.
- Lifeline (13 11 14) - operates 24/7) provides crisis support and suicide prevention services.
- RUOK? inspires and empowers everyone to meaningfully connect with people and support anyone who may be struggling with life.
- ReachOut provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times.
- Kids Helpline (1800 55 18 00) - operates 24/7) is a telephone counselling support line for children and young people ages 5 to 25.
- Hear2Talk (1300 428 255) provides confidential, independent and skilled phone-based support to help manage challenging experiences and emotions with the help of a Peer Worker.