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 https://www.supportforpharmacists.org.au/ – support for pharmacists by pharmacists

Lifeline https://www.lifeline.org.au/ – crisis support and suicide prevention

Suicide Call back Service https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ – provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people affected by suicide, download ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan app

Mensline Australia https://mensline.org.au/ – support for Australian men, anywhere, anytime

Kids Helpline https://kidshelpline.com.au/ –  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 https://www.1800respect.org.au/

Organisations offering mental health education and services

R U OK? https://www.ruok.org.au/ – a conversation could change a life (also: ‘find help’ page https://www.ruok.org.au/findhelp and ‘how to ask’ page https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask)

Mental Health First Aid  https://mhfa.com.au/ – 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 – https://my.psa.org.au/s/training-plan/a110o00000A62EM/mental-health-first-aid-bushfire-affected-australians 

Beyond Blue  https://www.beyondblue.org.au/  – support services using a variety of modalities and resources  

Black Dog Institute https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ – resources, support and research 

Headspace https://headspace.org.au/ – 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 https://www.mindaustralia.org.au/ – find mental health services near you

Australian Psychological Society https://www.psychology.org.au/ –  find a psychologist plus useful resources

Phoenix Australia Australian National Centre for Excellence in Post-traumatic Mental Health https://www.phoenixaustralia.org/ – resources for those who have experienced trauma

Relationships Australia https://www.relationships.org.au/ – provider of relationship support services, find a service listing

Smiling Mind https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ – resources and a free app to practice mindfulness and meditation  for stress management 

 

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