Helplines

Mental Health Line:
1800 011 511
A 24-hour Mental Health telephone access service.

Kids’ Helpline: www.kidshelpline.com.au
1800 551 800
A national 24-hour telephone counselling service for children and young people in Australia.

Lifeline: www.lifeline.org.au
13 11 14
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for all ages, featuring an online chat service.

Mensline Australia: www.mensline.org.au
1300 789978
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for men.

Suicide Call Back Service: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
1300 659 467
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for those feeling suicidal and those caring from someone who is suicidal, or those affected by suicide.

Depression & Anxiety Information & Support

beyondblue: www.beyondblue.org.au
A national organisation which aims to reduce the prevalence of anxiety and depression in Australia and the stigma surrounding the issues.

Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Expert information on depression and bipolar disorder for the public and professionals, including information on getting help for mood disorders and suggestions on ways of staying well.

SANE Australiawww.sane.org

A national charity helping people affected by mental illness and fighting stigma through campaigning, education and research.

Perinatal support (post and anti natal depression and anxiety) – https://www.panda.org.au/

  • Tresillian Parents’ Helpline: 1300 272 736
  • The National Perinatal Depression Helpline 1300 726 306
  • Information about PND (link)

Youth mental health support

Headspace: www.headspace.org.au
Information, support and advice for young people 12-25, and their families, on general health; mental health and wellbeing; alcohol and other drugs; education, employment and other services. Centres around Australia provide with access to youth-friendly health professionals.

Reach Out: www.au.reachout.com
A national online youth suicide prevention program, featuring information and resources.

Domestic Violence

  • https://au.reachout.com/articles/domestic-violence-support
  • Women’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Service – providing free solicitor’s advice 1800 938 227
  • Women’s Legal Service via Penrith Women’s Health Centre, providing fortnightly free women’s property settlement advice – 4721 8749

Trauma

Infertility, miscarriage and post IVF trauma

 Information Sheet

Bullying Resilience

Emotion Management Resources

Relaxation exercises

Mindful Breathing Document

Emotion Management Handout for adults/teens
Emotion Regulation Strategies Document