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Resources


Mental health services and support contact list

Multicultural community

NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)

STARTTS’ services are free for people of any age who have survived torture or trauma or both and are refugees, asylum seekers, or from refugee-like backgrounds.

STARTTS

02 9646 6800

Transcultural Mental Health Centre

The Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) works with health professionals and communities across New South Wales to support positive mental health for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Transcultural Mental Health Centre

24/7 crisis lines

You can call these crisis lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency 000

If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Beyond Blue

The new Beyond Blue Coronavirus mental well-being support service is up and running. This is part of the Commonwealth’s $74 million mental health package.

Beyond Blue has begun providing 24/7 mental health support, both online and by phone, delivered by mental health professionals (in conjunction with Medibank). It is providing information and advice around coping with COVID-19, isolation and connection, workplace and financial hardship, and how best to support the mental health of others.

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Calls are confidential. They will listen, provide information and advice and point you in the right direction to seek further support.

Beyond Blue

1300 22 46 36

Lifeline

24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Lifeline

131 114

LGBTQIA+ communit

ACON

Provides information on health issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTQIA+) people and offers a range of services including in the area of mental health and ageing.

ACON – mental health

Qlife

QLife phone and web chat are open from 3pm until midnight every day. QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTQIA+ peer support and referral for people who want to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife

1800 184 527

Open 3pm to midnight