We are not a crisis-response organisation.
Please use the following links if you need help urgently.

If you or someone close to you is in distress or immediate danger dial 000 as soon as possible.

Local organisations

Access Mental Health

1800 629 354 or (02) 6205 1065

health.act.gov.au

Provides immediate help (24/7) for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis in the ACT.

 

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

kidshelpline.com.au

A free and private counselling service specialising in young people aged 5-25 years.

 

Lifeline

13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

Provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health services.

 

Carers ACT

1800 422 737

carersact.org.au

A range of supports and services designed to nurture, connect and empower carers.

Parentline

(02) 6287 3833

parentline.org.au

Provides telephone counselling by trained volunteers for parents and carers in the ACT.

Qlife

13 11 14

qlife.org.au

Free services including telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country.

ACT Multicultural Mental Health Network

0403 497 959

Promotes mental health and well-being for people of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds in the ACT.

Other services

Beyond Blue

beyondblue.org.au | 1300 22 4636

Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.


Sane Australia

www.sane.org | 1800 18 7263

Provides peer support, counselling, support, information and referrals to adults who identify as having a complex mental health issue, complex trauma or high levels of psychological distress.


Black Dog Institute

blackdoginstitute.org.au

A not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.


ReachOut.com

au.reachout.com

Internet service for young people that provides information, support and resources about mental health issues.

The Butterfly Foundation

thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

A support network for anyone with negative body image or eating disorders.


Smiling Mind

www.smilingmind.com.au

Modern meditation for supporting health minds.


headspace

headspace.org.au

A national youth organisation helping young people with mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety.


Australian Psychological Society 

www.psychology.org.au/findapsychologist/

Will help you find a psychologist in your area.

Fact sheets on self-care, stress, trauma and help-seeking

Helpful strategies

Download resource for CaLD people

 

Cover of the Helpful Strategies CALD A4 Resource

Download resource for parents/carers

 

Download resource for older people

 

Helpful Strategies Youth A4 Resource

Download resource for young people

 

Easy ways to regulate your emotions

50 strategies for self-care

Need some tips on strategies for your self-care? Download and print this free poster! Full of easy ideas to implement into your daily routine, or an emergency jumpstart to get your self-care back on track.

Maintaining your mental health and wellbeing doesn’t mean expensive trips to a day spa* – it can be as simple as turning your favourite song on and taking a few deep breaths (click here to find out how it helps our Volunteer Educator Anthony).

Just work out what works for you!

*Of course, if a day spa helps, that’s great!


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Spring clean your mental health

It doesn’t need to be spring to check in and see how your mental health is tracking!

Understanding our mental health can sometimes require some ‘maintenance’ (a bit of dusting here, a full clean there…) can encourage us to keep an eye on when things are tracking well, and when they are might need some TLC.

From working on relationships, dropping unhelpful habits or rejuvenating your physical health (click here to find out how exercise helps our Volunteer Educator Rob), we’ve compiled a list of eight ways you might like to ‘spring clean’ your mental health.

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