There is no shame in asking for help.
I need to speak to someone…now
If you are in need of support, remember, there are ALWAYS options. Even in times where you think there is no way out.
Below are a list of resources for people seeking help within Australia.
Please check with your local service providers for resources in your country
Immediate crisis and suicide
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
Talk to a GP or health professional
SANE Australia Helpline: 1800 18 SANE (7263)
Lifeline Service Finder:
Depression and anxiety
beyondblue support service: 1300 22 4636 or chat online
Black Dog Institute
Butterfly Foundation Support Line: 1800 33 4673
Drugs & Alcohol Support
For men of all ages
MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78
Youth Support Services
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (24/7 crisis support)
headspace: 1800 650 890
www.headspace.org.au (direct clinical services)
Veterans Support Service
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
1800 011 046
LGBTI, other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people:
Recommended Ongoing Services
Below are some helpful longer term programs that may be useful to take part in for building sustainable coping mechanisms, communication and self care skills
The Banksia Project – “Growth Rooms” program
Banksia Project is a men’s mental wellness initiative combining awareness building with constructive action. The Growth Rooms are a first-of-its-kind format for men. They consistent of several community support groups lead by trained facilitators discussing a range of topics from stress management, mental illness to wellness practices. All groups will have a Mental Health professional referral network and clinical supervision from partner institutions.
Batyr – ‘Being Herd’ program
Being Herd is a free two day workshop that empowers young people to give a voice to their story. It is for young people aged 18 to 30 who want to learn how to share their experiences of mental ill health to help other young people. You don’t need a diagnosed mental illness to take part in the program. We are interested in the personal stories of anyone who has felt that their mental health has held them back, or made life more difficult than it needs to be.