Mental Health Resources and Services

A list of resources that may be useful for a person developing a mental health issue, or living with a mental health issue, or in a mental health crisis

Compiled by Pharmacists’ Support Service

Helplines offering immediate assistance

Pharmacists’ Support Service – support for pharmacists by pharmacists

Lifeline – crisis support and suicide prevention

Suicide Call back Service – provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people affected by suicide, download ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan app

Mensline Australia – support for Australian men, anywhere, anytime

Kids Helpline –  Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

Organisations offering mental health education and services

R U OK? – a conversation could change a life (also: ‘find help’ page and ‘how to ask’ page

Mental Health First Aid – pharmacy specific training courses available

NOTE: FREE Mental Health First Aid training for pharmacists and pharmacy support staff in bushfire-affected areas, to support communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires – 

Beyond Blue  – support services using a variety of modalities and resources  

Black Dog Institute – resources, support and research 

Headspace – Headspace centres are a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support

Mind Australia – find mental health services near you

Australian Psychological Society –  find a psychologist plus useful resources

Phoenix Australia Australian National Centre for Excellence in Post-traumatic Mental Health – resources for those who have experienced trauma

Relationships Australia – provider of relationship support services, find a service listing

Smiling Mind – resources and a free app to practice mindfulness and meditation  for stress management 


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