EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Triple Zero (000)

In case of emergency or immediate danger. National phone number for Police, Ambulance or Fire.

Lifeline – 13 11 44

24/7 confidential crisis support service available from a landline, payphone or mobile. Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline.

1800 RESPECT – 1800respect.org.au

National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service for people living in Australia. Confidential 24/7 telephone helpline and online counselling service.


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Beyond Blue – beyondblue.org.au

Support and resources for concerns about depression and anxiety.

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/docs/default-source/resources/bl0390-grief-loss-and-depression-fact-sheet_acc.pdf?sfvrsn=ff1646eb_2

Support line: 1300 22 4636

24/7 information and advice from a trained mental health professional.

Understanding Anxiety and Depression –

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/anxiety/

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/depression/signs/

https://headspace.org.au/assets/download-cards/07-Depression-headspace-fact-sheet-WEB.pdf

SANE Australia – sane.org

Information about mental health and illness including treatment and support.

Helpline: 1800 18 7263

For mental health information and referral to support services. Available 9am – 5pm weekdays.

Suicide Prevention

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/mental-health/suicide-prevention

Mental Health Check In

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/mental-health

Staying Active for your Mood

https://headspace.org.au/assets/Factsheets/headspace_stay-active_Fact-Sheet_FA01_DIGI.pdf

The importance of sleep

https://headspace.org.au/assets/Factsheets/HSP225-Sleep-Fact-Sheet-DP3.pdf

Food and your mood

https://headspace.org.au/assets/Factsheets/headspace_eat-well_Fact-Sheet_FA01_DIGI.pdf

Digital Tools and Apps

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/digital-tools-apps/

https://www.mindspot.org.au/resource-library/


RELATIONSHIP RESOURCES

Family Relationships Online – familyrelationships.gov.au

Provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution.

Relationships Australia – relationships.org.au

A leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities, with service providers in each Australian state and territory and a national office based in Canberra.

Family Relationship Advice Line

Phone: 1800 050 321

A national telephone service established to assist anyone affected by relationship or separation issues, including parents, grandparents, children, young people, step-parents or friends. Available 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 4pm Saturday (except national public holidays).


WOMEN & CHILDREN RESOURCES

Raising Children Network – raisingchildren.net.au

The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. Information and discussion forums for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children

Resourcing Parents – resourcingparents.nsw.gov.au

Provides parenting education information to parents and carers of children aged 0 to 18 years.

The Sanctuary – The Hills Women’s Shelter

https://www.thesanctuaryshelter.org.au

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Phone: 1800 882 436

Available 24/7.

pregnancybirthbaby.org.au

Receive guidance on children’s growth, behaviour and development, or talk to a counsellor for emotional support. Video call available 7am – midnight, 7 days (including public holidays).

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800

Australia’s only free, private and confidential, phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Website also includes information and support for parents. Available 24/7.


RESOURCES FOR FATHERS

MensLine Australia

Phone: 1300 78 99 78

mensline.org.au

24/7 national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors experienced in men’s issues.

Dads in Distress

Phone: 1300 853 457

Available 9am – 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday.

dadsindistress.asn.au

Provides peer support to parents at risk of crisis and trauma that may impact upon family safety and wellbeing.

Beyond Blue

beyondblue.org.au

Includes support and resources for male mental health.

Support line: 1300 22 4636

24/7 information and advice from a trained mental health professional.

Dadvice by Beyond Blue

https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/pregnancy-and-new-parents/dadvice-for-new-dads

Because babies change everything. Watch the series, take our dad stress test and get some tips for nailing this whole dad thing.

Mens Referral Service (NSW and VIC)

Phone: 1300 766 491

mrs.org.au

Offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

Men and Family Relationship Services

familyrelationships.gov.au/BrochuresandPublications/Pages/FRSP_bro1_v2.aspx

Aims to help men and their family members to develop and maintain positive family relationships, especially at times of relationship change. Services are located in every state and territory in a range of rural, regional and metropolitan locations.

Parenting Research Centre – Fathers Matter Booklet

education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/support/Pages/fatherspublication.aspx

Practical information for fathers about bonding with your children, rough and tumble play, and parenting after separation.

Mental health support for multicultural people:

https://www.sane.org/information-and-resources/facts-and-guides/mental-health-support-for-multicultural-people

Perinatal mental health issues:

https://www.sane.org/information-and-resources/facts-and-guides/perinatal-mental-illness

Eating Disorders:

https://www.sane.org/information-and-resources/facts-and-guides/eating-disorders

Autism and mental health:

https://www.sane.org/information-and-resources/facts-and-guides/autism-and-mental-health

Mental health issues in younger people:

https://www.sane.org/information-and-resources/facts-and-guides/mental-illness-in-younger-people

Is someone you know unwell?

https://www.sane.org/information-and-resources/facts-and-guides/is-someone-you-know-unwell

The university of Notre Dame has this comprehensive list of services

https://www.notredame.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0029/127892/MH-resources-sheet.pdf

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

https://www.notredame.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0031/239944/The-Mental-Health-Benefits-of-Exercise.pdf