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Emergency Contact Services

The Hotline is not a crisis service. Should you need emergency support, please contact Police, Ambulance or Fire on 000 or one of the services below:

Lifeline
Phone: 13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au
Available 24 hours a day/seven days a week
Anyone experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide
Online counselling available at set times - see website for details

Suicide Call Back Service
Phone: 1300 659 467
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Anyone aged 15+ years who is suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide, or a health professional supporting a suicidal individual
Available 24 hours a day / seven days a week
Access up to six x one hour  telephone counselling sessions
Online counselling available at set times - see website for details

Beyond Blue
Phone: 1300 22 46 36
Available 24 hours a day / seven days a week.
The support service personnel are there to listen, provide information and advice, and point people in the right direction so they can seek further support, for the cost of a local call (may be more for mobiles).
www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support
You can chat online 3pm - 12am, 7 days a week.
Email us and receive a response within 24 hours.

Kids Helpline
Phone: 1800 55 1800
www.kidshelp.com.au 
Young people aged five to 25 years
Available 24 hours a day / seven days a week
Web and email counselling

MensLine Australia
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
www.mensline.org.au
Men, all ages
Available 24 hours a day / seven days a week
Online and video counselling at set times - see website for details
Access up to six x one hour telephone counselling sessions.
Services also available in Arabic.

Sexual assault, family and domestic violence Line
Phone: 1800 424 017
www.1800respect.org.au
For anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence and their non-offending supporters.

Sane Help Centre
www.sane.org/get-help
Phone: 1800 187 263
Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST).

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