If you, or someone you care about, is at risk of harm right now call Triple Zero (000).
Australian Institute of Family Studies
All ages. All issues. A comprehensive list of culturally and linguistically diverse support services and resources is available on the Australian Institute of Family Studies’ website.
The Butterfly Foundation provides help for people experiencing eating disorders or body image issues, and those that care for them. It also provides support to professionals managing these issues with clients.
Community health centres
Local community health centres offer face-to-face counselling. To find one in your local area, search for ‘Community Health Centre’ online.
Family Relationship Advice Line
Referral service that provides a range of services to assist families manage relationship issues, including counselling, family dispute resolution, legal advice, financial advice, family mediation and dispute resolution and information in other languages.
Family violence law help
Online resources for people wanting to understand understand domestic and family violence, the law and where to get help.
General practitioners (GP)
You can ask your GP for a referral to a counsellor/psychologist if you need. You don’t have to tell the GP what happened — simply explain that you need support as you are feeling very sad/angry/worried. If you meet the criteria for a mental health treatment plan, some of your out-of-pocket expenses for a counsellor/psychologist may be covered by Medicare.
Head to Health
Information, resources and services to support you no matter where you are on your mental health journey.
All ages. Directory for Legal Aid in each state and territory. Legal aid commissions provide legal assistance services in criminal, family and civil law matters.
Raising Children Network
Advice for parents and carers, including articles, videos and apps backed by experts.
14 to 25 year olds – All issues. Online resources and 24 hour online peer support.
Parents – Resources and peer support plus phone and online counselling.
Schools and universities
You may be able to get face-to-face counselling through your school, TAFE or university. Ask for student welfare or counselling and support.
Urgent psychiatric help
If you are experiencing a serious episode, tell a friend, call your GP, counsellor or psychologist. If you fear for your safety, or the safety of others, call Triple Zero (000).