Get mental health support
After losing your job, finding and applying for new roles can be an intimidating and emotional journey. Find resources to help your mental wellbeing.
If the impact of losing your job is placing pressure on your family, finances or relationships, and causing you mental health concerns, consider talking to your doctor or trusted health professional.
Additionally, there is a wide range of support services you can reach out to for help.
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 for confidential crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Beyond Blue or 1800 512 348 for help with depression and anxiety
- Head to Health for a range of mental health resources
- MensLine on 1300 789 978 - telephone and online counselling services for men
- NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 for professional help, advice and referrals to local mental health services
For your family
- Relationships NSW for family and relationship support services
- Reach Out helps parents support their teenagers through everyday issues
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 - free, confidential phone and online counselling anytime for young people aged 5 to 25
- Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health provides self help resources for people living outside metropolitan areas
You can also contact a social worker through Services Australia. This free and confidential service can help with:
- short-term counselling
- support information
- referrals to other services.