Call a Suicide Help Line – If you are Feeling Suicidal

Your friends and family members would rush to your aid if you were drowning or in an accident, so tell them now if your life is in danger from suicide.

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, know that there are many people who will gladly assist you if you let them know you have a problem.

If you’re not ready to talk to anyone but are looking for strategies to help you cope with your feelings right now, see the help articles to your right.

If you are assisting someone in crisis and need help, here are some strategies.

If you don’t feel that you can talk to friends or family, there are many services available in Australia to support you.


Suicide Help Line – Australian Services

Lifeline 24 hour crisis support -13 11 14

Hold On To Life @ the Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation (24/7) – 1800 HOLDON (1800 465 366

Suicide Callback1300 659 467 (available 24/7)

Blue Knot Helpline

For adults survivors of trauma and abuse.

1300 657 380

National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service.

1800 737 732

SANE Australia

For information, guidance, and referrals to manage mental health concerns.

1800 187 263



You can call the emergency department of any hospital in Australia. If you do not have the number, call directory enquiries and the operator will give you the number of your nearest emergency department.


GPs, Counsellors, Psychiatrists or Psychologists

You can also call your local doctor, or your psychologist or psychiatrist if you have one. They often have an emergency number for out of hours emergencies.


Other Local Services and Support

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