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Mental health

Find out about counselling and mental health support programs. Immediate and ongoing support is available to everyone in NSW to help them through difficult times.

Immediate help

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, contact:

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14

Mensline Australia

1300 78 99 78

Beyond Blue

1300 22 46 36

Kids Help Line

1800 55 18 00

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Find information on mental health and wellbeing resources including 

  • counselling and crisis services
  • mental wellbeing services provided by NSW Government
  • domestic and family violence support.

Counselling services

The Mental Health Line is available to everyone in NSW and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The service is staffed by mental health professionals who will ask questions to determine if you or, the person you are concerned about, needs ongoing mental health care and how urgently it is needed.

1800 011 511

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides free, confidential online chat or telephone support.

1800 737 732

Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW provides 24 hour 7 day a week telephone counselling, support, referrals and information for those affected by alcohol or other drugs.

The service is available to people who are concerned about their own alcohol and drug use, as well as callers who are concerned about their family or friends.

1800 250 015

There are a range of mental health support services available to people that provide confidential phone support and advice on how to deal with different types of mental health issues.

NSW Mental Health Commission

The NSW Mental Health Commission provides a range of support services and advice to help anyone who may be feeling worried, stressed and anxious during difficult times. 

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