Need help?

Conversations Matter is an online resource to guide community discussion around suicide and does not provide clinical services for people in crisis. If you or someone you care about is experiencing personal distress or crisis, there are many ways you can get help, including:

Talk to someone you trust

Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone you trust can sometimes decrease the burden of overwhelming thoughts of hopelessness or helplessness. A parent, close friend, teachers, colleague or mentor may be a good first option.

National support numbers

24-hr counselling and crisis support
Crisis chat (8pm-12am only)
13 11 14 | text 0477 13 11 14 |

Suicide Call Back Service
24/7 telephone and online counselling to people affected by suicide
1300 659 467 |

Kids Helpline
Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counseling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
1800 55 1800 |

Online and telephone support and counselling for young people aged 12 to 25
1800 650 890 |
Online crisis and mental health information for young people 14-25 years and their parents

MensLine Australia
24-hr telephone counselling for men
1300 78 99 78 |

Beyond Blue
24-hr telephone support service, online chat (4pm-10pm AEST) and support information
1300 22 4636 |

QLife phone an webchat open 3pm – midnight everyday
1800 184 527 | webchat here

6am to midnight grief and loss helpline service, and online counselling and resources
1300 845 745 |

24-hr qualified and experienced counsellors providing confidential support, information and referral to support services to assist those experiencing sexual assault or domestic violence
1800 011 046 |

Further information

General practitioner or mental health professional
If you have access to a GP, you can talk to them about feelings of distress. GPs are trained in mental as well as physical health and if you need further consultation, they can refer you to a relevant specialist such as a psychologist or psychiatrist.

Australian Psychological Society
Find a Psychologist™ service helps you to find a psychologist to suit your individual needs. The Find a Psychologist™ directory lists thousands of APS registered psychologists around Australia.

Beyond Blue 
User-friendly online national directory of medical and allied professionals

SANE Australia
Free counselling service supports people affected by complex mental health issues

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Empowering Australians from
multicultural backgrounds to embrace mental health and wellbeing

Social and emotional wellbeing and mental health services in Aboriginal
Online resources and information on cultural concepts of social and
emotional wellbeing and mental health, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
people and service providers

Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling
Open Arms offers face-to-face, telephone and online counselling
1800 011 046 |

Non-English language support

Translating Interpreting Services (TIS) National
Telephone and on-site interpreting service for people who don’t speak English and for people supporting them
131 450 |

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
Translated mental health resources and information