Mental health support

Lifeline Australia

A crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe. Phone: 13 11 14 or go to www.lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue

A dedicated service for those feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or needing assistance. Short term counselling and referrals by phone 1800 512 348 and online chat at www.beyondblue.org.au

Mindspot

A free telephone and online service for people with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. It provides online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression and can help you find local services. Phone: 1800 61 44 34 (8 am - 8 pm, Monday - Friday; 8 am - 6 pm, Saturday) or go to www.mindspot.org.au

SuicideLine Victoria

A free 24/7 telephone and online counselling service offering professional support to anyone at risk of suicide, anyone concerned about someone else's risk of suicide, and anyone bereaved by suicide Phone: 1300 651 251 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or online at www.suicideline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service

A mental health support, call back service. Phone: 1300 659 467 or online at www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au (24 hours, 7 days a week)

1800Respect

Confidential counselling, information and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse via phone or online chat. Phone: 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or for information and online chat, go to www.1800respect.org.au

MensLine

A professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men. Phone 1300 78 99 78 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or for online counselling, goto www.mensline.org.au

Switchboard Victoria

A telephone and web counselling, information and referral service for LGBTIQA+ people. Phone: 1800 184 527 (3 pm - 12 am, 7 days a week). QLife Webchat. www.switchboard.org.au

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia

Resources, services and information in many languages: www.mhima.org.au

GriefLine

Support for people experiencing loss and grief. Phone 03 9935 7400 (midday to 3 am, 7 days) or online at www.griefline.org.au