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Feel like you or a mate needs help LIKE RIGHT NOW? See below for some options.

It’s a good idea (if you’re feeling up to it) to chat to a family member, close friend or trusted adult, about how you’re feeling. They can help you to decide the next step. Seeing a professional or doctor can help - they can then figure out what kind of support is needed, and put you in touch with the right mental health professional. Need help finding a local doctor or other mental health professional? These websites can help:


If you or your mate isn’t ready to talk to someone face-to-face, don’t worry - there are heaps of other options. Here is a list of free phone support services in Australia. They’re available 24 hours a day if you need help immediately, or if you just want to talk to someone (you can do this anonymously and from almost anywhere):

Kids Helpline:
1800 55 1800

A confidential service for people under 25.

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13 11 14

Provides counselling, support, and local referrals.

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Youth BeyondBlue:
1300 22 4636

Info on mental health and how to get help.

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Suicide Call Back Service:
1300 65 9467

Help for those who feel like life isn’t worth living.

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1800 18 7263

Call to chat to a mental health professional.

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Lots of trustworthy organisations have websites on mental health issues and how to get help:

For 24 hour advice on what to do and who to contact, don’t hesitate to visit HealthDirect ( https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/ ) or call them on 1800 022 222. They can help you figure out the best people to contact in your local area.

If you feel in danger or that you might hurt yourself, do not hesitate to call Emergency Services on 000