Emergency services & Safety 

Below you will find a range of resources dedicated to assist you with finding emergency resources. This includes hotlines and immediate support options

It is important to note that if your life or someone you know is in immediate danger that you need to call 000 emergency service

NSW Mental health access

For acute mental health

The NSW Mental Health Line is a state-wide telephone number which puts you in touch with your local mental health service. Staffed by mental health professionals, the line gives NSW residents access to expert mental health advice, support and referrals for people dealing with a mental health problem and their families and carers. Where appropriate they can put you in contact with the local mental health crisis or acute care team.
The Mental Health Line also provides advice about clinical symptoms, the urgency of the need for care and local treatment options for health and care service providers.

CoMHET

Intake service

The intake service (CoHMET) is an initial point of contact for all people within the area. The intake team provides information about the mental health team as well as referrals to the most appropriate assessment and treatment services. Their core responsibility is to provide mental health triage, risk assessment, mental health assessment, care and behavioural
management for people experiencing a mental health disorder and who are at risk. 

lifeline

Crisis Support

Suicide Prevention.

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

They offer a 24hr phone line

A webchat service between 7pm-12am

Lifeline text to 0477 13 11 14 6pm-12am

Kids Helpline

Youth Counselling

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. They offer informational resources for kids, teens, families, and schools.

They offer a 24hr phone line

A 24/7 webchat service

email counselling

Suicide Call back Service

Online Counselling

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
 

They offer a 24hr phone line

A 24/7 webchat service

Video chat counselling 24/7

1800RESPECT

Sexual assult & Violence 

1800RESPECT is a confidential service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Services for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence

  • Their friends and family

  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence

They offer a 24hr phone line & a 24/7 webchat service

QLIFE

LGBTQIA+ based service

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

They offer a phone line & webchat service between 3pm-12am

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