For crisis support call 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14

Other Types of Support

Phone and Chat Support

AccessLine add

1800 800 944

AccessLine is a 24 hour telephone services operating 7 days per week across the Murrumbidgee District. Anyone with a mental health issue can use the line to be directed to the right care for them. The mental health professionals staffing the line will assess the urgency of the call and make appropriate recommendations about follow up treatment.

Carers, mental health professionals and emergency services workers can also access advice and relevant services through the line.

1800 RESPECT add

1800RESPECT offers 24/7 telephone and online chat to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

Click here for more information or phone 1800 737 732.

Australian Drug Information Service add

Australian Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a state-wide support, information, counselling and referral service for people who are having issues with alcohol or other drugs, concerned about someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, or just have general questions about alcohol or other drugs.

Sydney Metro: (02) 9361 8000 Regional & Rural NSW: 1800 422 599

beyondblue Support Service add

Beyondblue support service offers 24/7 phone support on 1300 22 4636, online chat between 3pm and 12am (AEST) 7 days, e-mail (response within 24 hours) and forums.

Click here for more information

Blue Knot Helpline add

Blue Knot Helpline provides help, information, support or referral via phone or e-mail for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, their partners, family and friends, 9am – 5pm 7 days (AEST/ADST).

Phone: 1300 657 380

Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au

Click here for more information

The Butterfly Foundation’s National Helpline add

The Butterfly Foundation’s National Helpline, ED HOPE, is a free and confidential service which provides information, counselling and treatment referral for eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and related issues via phone (1800 33 4673), online chat and e-mail support (support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au) Monday to Friday 8am – 9pm (AEST).

Click here for more information

CEED add

The Victorian Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders.

Call (03) 8387 2673 or click here for more information.

eheadspace add

eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 – 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone (1800 650 890) with a qualified youth mental health professional.

Click here for more information

Get Healthy add

Get Healthy is a FREE, confidential phone coaching service which supports participants to reach personalised lifestyle goals relating to; healthy eating, increasing physical activity, alcohol reduction, reaching and achieving a healthy weight or achieving a healthy weight gain in pregnancy.

Click here for more information or phone 1300 806 258

Kids Helpline add

The Kids Helpline provides 24/7 phone counselling on 1800 55 1800,  Email counselling and WebChat counselling between 8am – 12am (AEST) 7 days, for young people 13-25.

Click here for more information

Lifeline add

Lifeline offer 24/7 phone support on 13 11 14 and crisis support chat available between 7.00pm and midnight (Sydney Time) 7 days.

Click here for more information

MensLine Australia add

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.  The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.

Click here for more information or phone 1300 78 99 78.

MindSpot add

MindSpot provides free online and telephone screening assessments to help you learn about your symptoms of stress, anxiety, worry, and low mood. Complete the Online Screening Assessment and a MindSpot therapist will then contact you via telephone or email to provide you with your results.

Click here for more information.

NSW Domestic Violence Line add

The NSW Domestic Violence Line is a 24/7 statewide free helpline that provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

Click here for more information or phone 1800 65 64 63

The NSW Rape Crisis add

The NSW Rape Crisis centre provides 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual violence, family or domestic violence and their non offending supporters.

Click here for more information or phone 1800 424 017

Opioid Treatment Line OTL (formerly MACS) add

OTL provides information, referrals, support and a forum for pharmacotherapy concerns. This is a helpline for people who are opioid dependent and want to know more about what is available for them or are having issues with their opioid treatment and need information or assistance as well as health professionals seeking information, advice or referral.

Click here for more information or phone 1800 642 428 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm NOT AVAILABLE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

QLife add

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.

Call 1800 184 527 or chat online 3pm – midnight in your state, around Australia, every day.

Click here for more information

SANE Help Centre add

The Sane Help Centre provides a helpline to talk to a mental health professional (1800 18 7263 Weekdays, 10am – 10pm AEST), chat, e-mail (helpline@sane.org) and forums.

Click here for more information

Stimulant Treatment Line (STL) add

This is a line for people who have concerns about psychostimulants (crystal, ice, coke, MDMA etc.) use. STL operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, offering education, information, support, referral, and counselling for people concerned about stimulants. STL can refer people to treatment services that specialise in psychostimulants.

 Click here for more information or call 24 Hour Support Line on 1800 10 11 88

Suicide Call Back Service add

Suicide Call Back Service provides free 24/7 phone (1300 659 467), video & online counselling for anyone who is feeling suicidal, people who are worried about someone or people who have lost someone to suicide.

Click here for more information

The Wagga Women’s Health Centre add

The Wagga Women’s Health Centre provides a range of services including counselling and crisis support for women who may currently be or have experienced trauma in their life, including childhood sexual assault as well. The Centre offers both telephone and face to face counselling.

Translating and Interpreting Services are available for women from culturally and linguistically diverse cultures.

Crisis and Support can be accessed anonymously

For more information Click here or phone 02 6921 3333

Healthdirect add

Healthdirect is a government funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice.

Call 1800 022 222 or click here for more information

Apps and Online Self-Help

Beyondblue Support Service add

Beyondblue support service offers 24/7 phone support on 1300 22 4636, online chat between 3pm and 12am (AEST) 7 days, e-mail (response within 24 hours) and forums.

Click here for more information.

BeyondNow Suicide Safety Plan App add

beyondblue’s world-first free suicide safety planning app, BeyondNow, helps you create a personal safety plan to use when you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis. It reminds you about reasons to live and provides you with coping strategies until you feel safe.

Click here for more information.

Black Dog Institute’s Bite Back add

Black Dog Institute’s BITE BACK is an online positive psychology program aimed at improving the overall wellbeing and resilience of young people aged 12-18. It contains interactive activities, quizzes, stories and videos, as well as information about various mental health topics.

Click here for more information.

Daybreak add

Hello Sunday Morning have developed the Daybreak app to assist you to change your relationship with alcohol.

Click here for more information.

e-couch add

e-couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief.

It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.

Click here for more information.

mentalhealthonline add

Mental Health Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with mental health problems. It is an initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at Swinburne University of Technology and funded by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing.

Click here for more information.

MindMum add

The MindMum mobile app gives information, tips, monitoring and planning tools to help pregnant women and new mothers feel confident in dealing with parenting and emotional challenges they may face. It is available via mumspace.com.au, for both Android and Apple platforms.

Click here for more information.

MindSpot add

MindSpot provides free online and telephone screening assessments to help you learn about your symptoms of stress, anxiety, worry, and low mood. Complete the Online Screening Assessment and a MindSpot therapist will then contact you via telephone or email to provide you with your results.

Click here for more information.

Moodgym add

Moodgym is an interactive self-help tool which helps you to learn and practice skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Click here for more information.

MumMoodBooster add

MumMoodBooster is a new evidence-based online treatment to help new mothers who are experiencing postnatal depression or anxiety. Six interactive online CBT sessions tailored to individual users are complemented by SMS support. Accessible from home or on mobile devices. Available via mumspace.com.au

Click here for more information.

myCompass add

Black Dog Institute’s myCompass is an online self-help program for people with mild-to-moderate depression, anxiety and stress. It delivers proven psychological techniques used by doctors to help you recognise unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours and gain the skills to manage them.

Click here for more information.

MyQuitBuddy App add

The My QuitBuddy app was developed to help you quit smoking, on your terms. You can choose when to quit, set your own goals, the reasons you’re quitting and include photos of loved ones. The community forum is a popular feature and allows quitters to share success stories and celebrate milestones.

Click here for more information.

Operation Life App add

The Operation Life app is designed for serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members. It helps you manage suicidal thoughts with self-help tools, emergency contacts and information on suicide risk factors. The app is recommended to be used with the support of a clinician, and is free.

Click here for more information.

The PTSD Coach Australia App add

The PTSD Coach Australia app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma.

Features include:

  • Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work.
  • Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms.
  • A scheduler that allows you to manage all your self-care, health appointments and activities.
  • Convenient, easy-to-use skills to help you handle stress symptoms.
  • Direct links to support and help.
  • Designed specifically for ex and current serving ADF personnel.
  • Always with you when you need it.

Click here for more information.

Reach Out - Breathe App add

ReachOut Breathe helps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your heart rate with your iPhone or Apple Watch. Using simple visuals, the app helps you to control your breath and measures your heart rate in real-time using the camera in your phone.

Click here for more information.

Recharge app add

The Recharge app offers a personalised six week program focused on improving mood, energy and wellbeing by putting in place good sleep and wake patterns.

Click here for more information.

Recovery Record: Eating Disorder Management add

Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The app is intended to help you to stay motivated, remain connected and achieve your recovery goals. It can be used as a self-help tool or in conjunction with a treatment team.

Click here for more information.

Smiling Mind add

Smiling Mind is a free mindfulness meditation app for children and adults.

Click here for more information.

SuperBetter App add

SuperBetter increases resilience – the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of difficult obstacles. Playing SuperBetter makes you more capable of getting through any tough situation—and more likely to achieve the goals that matter most to you. Proven results in just 10 minutes a day.

Click here for more information.

Websites

ACON LGBTI Substance Support add

ACON’s Substance Support Service offer counselling and support for LGBTI people and people with HIV to reduce the harms associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.

The service works with clients in a supportive and non-judgemental way, whether their interest is to be more informed about drug use, be able to use in a safer manner or to get support to reduce or stop use. The website contains information about a range of issues relating to alcohol and drug use, HIV prevention and support and LGBTI health.

Click here for website.

Beyondblue add

beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

The beyondblue website provides information about anxiety, depression and suicide, personal stories and information about the beyondblue Support Service which provides 24/7 telephone support (1300 22 4636), online chat (3pm – 12am/7 days a week), e-mail support and forums to chat with others.

Click here for website.

The Black Dog Institute add

The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.

The Black Dog Institute website provides information about seeking help, self-help tools and apps, information about common mental illnesses and personal stories.

Click here for website.

The Butterfly Foundation add

The Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders offers a multitude of services and programs that provide support, treatment, early intervention, education and training, including a National Helpline, open 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. The website contains information about their services and information about eating disorders for consumers, families, carers and health professionals.

Click here for website.

CEED add

The Victorian Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders

Call (03) 8387 2673 or click here for more information.

Centre for Clinical Interventions add

The Centre for Clinical Interventions is a specialist clinical psychology service in Perth, Western Australia. The service develops evidence based online resources to support professionals delivering psychological interventions as well as individuals seeking self-help materials to improve their mental health.

Click here for website.

Head to Health add

Head to Health is a tool developed by the Australian Department of Health in consultation with people and families with a lived experience of mental health issues, as well as mental health organisations, service providers, health professionals, and the Australian public.

Head to Health can help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. Whether you want to improve your overall sense of wellbeing, or you need help with something that is concerning you, or you are helping someone you care about—Head to Health can point you to great online mental health resources.

Click here for website.

headspace add

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through this website, headspace centresonline counselling service eheadspace, the Digital Work and Study Service and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.

Click here for website

InsideOut add

InsideOut is Australia’s national research and clinical excellence institute dedicated to improving the lives of people with eating disorders and those who care for them. The website includes a range of resources for people who may be experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder, for those who may know someone with symptoms of an eating disorder as well as health professionals and researches.

Click here for website.

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration add

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise and/or interest in eating disorders. The website contains useful information and resources on eating disorders for people who may be experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder, families and carers and health professionals.

Click here for website

Reach Out add

Reach Out provides practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information they offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

Click here for website.

Recovery Hub Website add

Contains many activities, articles, and practical resources to provide choice, encourage hope and inspire you to improve your health, wellness and live a positive lifestyle.

Click here for website

SANE Australia add

SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness. The Sane Australia website provides information about mental health and illness and guides and resources for families, friends and others caring for someone with a mental illness.

Sane Help Centre also provides a helpline to talk to a mental health professional (1800 18 7263 Weekdays, 10am – 10pm AEST), a helpline chat, helpline e-mail and forums.

Click here for website.

Your Room add

A place to get facts about alcohol and other drugs.

Click here for website

Healthdirect Australia add

Healthdirect is a government funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice.

Call 1800 022 222 or click here for more information.

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Murrumbidgee Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Alliance have worked to develop MapMyRecovery, a free resource providing mental health information specific to the Murrumbidgee region. This includes the local government areas of: Berrigan, Bland, Carrathool, Coolamon, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Griffith, Gundagai, Hay, Hilltops, Junee, Lachlan, Leeton, Lockhart, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Snowy Valleys, Temora and Wagga Wagga.