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Support

Support, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Contacts

When you need help now

If you are feeling distressed, we strongly encourage you to seek help and support.

 

If you are already linked to a mental health professional, we encourage you to contact them as soon as possible.

If you are not linked to a mental health professional, we encourage you to see your GP to discuss how you are feeling.

You can also get help from your state's mental health line, an over-the-phone helpline, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, one of our supporting organisations, other helpful services in your state/territory, or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ Community Group.

 

If you need help urgently, call EMERGENCY: 000 or your state mental health line:

 

Western Australia

Call the Mental Health Emergency Response Line

Perth Metro residents: 1300 555 788; Peel residents: 1800 676 822

(24 hours, 7 days)

or Rural link

Rural WA community residents: 1800 552 002

(4:30pm to 8:30am Monday to Friday, 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays).

Northern Territory

Call the Northern Territory Mental Health Line

1800 682 288

(24 hours, 7 days)                                                                   

South Australia

Call the Mental Health Emergency Hotline

13 14 65

(24 hours, 7 days)

Queensland

Call the Mental Health Access Line

1300 MH CALL or 1300 642 255

(24 hours, 7 days)

New South Wales

Call the NSW Mental Health Line

1800 011 511

(24 hours, 7 days)

Victoria

See http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealthservices/index.htm

Australian Capital Territory

Call Access Mental Health Triage Service

1800 629 354 or 02 6205 1065

(24 hours, 7 days)

Tasmania

Call the Mental Health Service Helpline

1800 332 388

(24 hours, 7 days)

 

Call a national helpline or chat online:

 

LGBTQA+ SPECIFIC

 

Q LIFE
Phone & online counselling, information and resources
3pm-Midnight: 1800 184 527
https://qlife.org.au/

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION – Free call or online chat

 

Lifeline
13 11 14
https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Kids Helpline
1800 55 1800
https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/contact-us/

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/contact-us

SANE Australia
1800 187 263
https://www.sane.org/get-help

Mens Line Australia
1300 78 99 78
https://mensline.org.au/

eHeadspace
Online Psychology & Counselling services. Webchat available.
https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

 

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

 

Aboriginal Family Legal Service

1800 469 246

https://www.afls.org.au/

1800 RESPECT
24-hour support line for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family abuse
1800 737 732

 

 

Headspace centres around the country provide free mental health care for young people. Find a headspace centre near you:

Headspace
Psychology & Counselling services, information and resources. Various locations around Australia.
https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations can provide mental health care and wellbeing support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

You can find an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation near you on the NACCHO map of member organisations here.

You can also see the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations near you by visiting your state’s peak body:

 

Western Australia

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia:

https://www.ahcwa.org.au/members

Northern Territory

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliances Northern Territory:

https://www.amsant.org.au/nt-map/

South Australia

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia:

https://ahcsa.org.au/members/

Queensland

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council:

https://www.qaihc.com.au/about/our-members

New South Wales

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council:

https://www.ahmrc.org.au/member-services/

Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation:

https://www.vaccho.org.au/om/

Australian Capital Territory

Winnunga Nimmityjah:

https://winnunga.org.au/

Tasmania

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre:

https://tacinc.com.au/

 

Visit one of our partner/supporter organisations.

Our partner/supporter organisations are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people:

 

Perth, WA

Yorgum Healing Services:

https://yorgum.org.au/

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation:

https://www.wungening.com.au/

Sexual Health Headquarters (SHQ):

https://shq.org.au/

First Peoples Rainbow Mob WA:

https://rainbowmob.jimdofree.com/

Darwin, NT & Alice Springs, NT

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory:

https://www.amsant.org.au

Adelaide, SA

Nunkuwarrin Yunti of SA Inc:

https://nunku.org.au/

Brisbane, Qld

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane:

https://atsichsbrisbane.org.au/

Sydney, NSW

ACON:

https://www.acon.org.au/

Kempsey, NSW

Booroogen Djugun Training College:

https://booroongendjugun.com.au/

Melbourne, Vic

Elizabeth Morgan House:

https://www.emhaws.org.au/

 

Other services in your state/territory that can offer support:

 

Western Australia

 

WA AIDS Council

https://waaids.com/

08 9482 0000

Freedom Centre

https://www.freedom.org.au/

TransFolk of WA

https://www.transfolkofwa.org/

 

Northern Territory

 

Headspace

https://headspace.org.au/young-people/life-issues/

Darwin: 08 8931 5999

Katherine: 8912 4000

Alice Springs: 8958 4544

NT Aids and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC)

https://www.ntahc.org.au/lgbti-living-well

Darwin: 8944 7777

Alice Springs: 8944 7700

Northside Health NT

LGBTI Specialist Clinic: Visiting doctors specialising in LGBTI health provide a 3-day clinic on a monthly basis.

www.northsidehealthnt.com.au

08 7999 7448

Pandanus Medical Centre 

www.pandanusmedicalnt.com.au

 

South Australia:

SA Aboriginal Mental Health Support and Advice Line (Thirilli)

1800 841 313

SHINE SA

https://shinesa.org.au/

8300 5300

SA Mental Health Triage (24/7)

131 465

Bfriend

https://www.unitingcommunities.org/mental-health-counselling/lgbtiq-services-bfriend/

08 8202 5190

 

Queensland

Queensland AIDS Council

https://quac.org.au/

Brisbane: 07 3017 1777 or 1800 177 434

Cairns: 07 4041 5451 or 1800 88 44 01

Yarns Heal

https://www.yarnsheal.com.au/

Open Doors Youth Service

https://www.opendoors.net.au/

07 3257 7660

QSpace

http://qspace.net.au/

0437 013 710

 

New South Wales

BlaQ

https://www.blaq.org.au/

Twenty10

https://www.twenty10.org.au/

02 8594 9555

The Gender Centre

https://gendercentre.org.au/

02 9519 7599 or 02 9569 2366

 

 

Victoria

Thorne Harbour Health

https://thorneharbour.org/

03 9865 6700

Zoe Belle Gender Collective

https://zbgc.org.au/

0429 070 827

Switchboard

https://www.switchboard.org.au/

03 9663 2474

 

Australian Capital Territory

Meridian

https://www.meridianact.org.au/

02 6257 2855

A Gender Agenda

https://genderrights.org.au/

02 6162 1924

 

Tasmania

Working it Out

https://www.workingitout.org.au/

6231 1200

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ community groups across Australia offer support and belonging:

First People’s Rainbow Mob WA

https://rainbowmob.jimdofree.com/

Black Rainbow

http://www.blackrainbow.org.au/

Moolagoo Mob & Blak Lemons SA

https://www.facebook.com/groups/192121764142222/

Gar’ban’djee’lum Network

https://www.afao.org.au/article/us-mob-garbandjeelum-network/

Sistergirls & Brotherboys

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sistergirls.brotherboys/

IndigiLez

http://www.indigilez.org/

2 Spirits

https://www.facebook.com/pg/2SpiritsQUAC/about/?ref=page_internal

BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation

https://www.blaq.org.au/

First Nations Rainbow

https://www.facebook.com/firstnationsrainbow/

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI Network

https://www.facebook.com/actindigenouslgbtqi/

Koorie Pride Victoria

https://www.kooriepridevic.org.au

Tekwabi Giz

https://lgbtihealth.org.au/tekwabigiz/

You can download the full list of support services here or download the list specific to your state/territory:

Western Australia

Northern Territory

South Australia

Queensland

New South Wales

Victoria 

Australian Capital Territory

Tasmania