Mental and emotional support
Find out where to go for mental health support following a serious injury.
Who might need support
Anyone can need mental and emotional support following a serious injury. Support may be particularly important for:
- older people and veterans
- those living in rural communities
- children suffering trauma from a serious injury.
The first step
Talk with your doctor or medical specialist as a first step. You can also find more resources for you and your family below.
- Beyond Blue or 1300 224 636 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 Australia for family and relationship support services
- ReachOut helps parents support their teenagers with information, one-on-one support and community forums
- 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 get in touch with a social worker through Services Australia.