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Mental Health: Where to find help

Please contact your General Practitioner/Doctor. You can also self refer to your local mental health service which is run by the same hospital. They have child, adolescent, adult and aged care mental health services.

National help lines and centres
Lifeline     24/7 telephone counselling service     13 11 14     www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service     24/7 telephone counselling for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved     1300 659 467     http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

MensLine National     24/7 support for men dealing with relationship and family issues     1300 78 99 78     www.menslineaus.org.au

Kids Help Line     24/7 telephone and online counselling for young people 5–25 years     1800 55 1800     www.kidshelp.com.au

Reach Out!     Online crisis and mental health information for young people     au.reachout.com

SuicideLine Victoria     24/7 telephone counselling for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved     1300 651 251     www.crisissupport.org.au/SuicideLine.aspx

Telephone Interpreter Service     If English is not your first language please call the Telephone Interpreter Service for assistance contacting a helpline     131 450

Helplines and Information
SANE Australia Helpline     Mental health information, weekdays 9am–5pm     1800 187 263     www.sane.org

headspace     Mental health services and support for young people 12–25 years     www.headspace.org.au

beyondblue Info Line     Information about depression, anxiety and related disorders     1300 224 636     www.beyondblue.org.au

Black Dog Institute     Information about depression and bipolar disorder     www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

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