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Mental Health Resources

If you require urgent mental health assistance, please call:

  • triple zero (000),

  • the Mental Health Emergency Response Line on 1300 555 788 (Perth),

  • or 1800 676 822 (Peel).

If you feel uncomfortable or distressed, you can call:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14 or

  • Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636

 

Other mental health resources available in Western Australia

Young People

- Headspace: https://www.eheadspace.org.au/ Provides online and telephone support and counselling to young people aged 12 to 25.

- Reachout: http://au.reachout.com/ ReachOut.com is a web-based service that provides young people, their families, and carers, with the information, tools, skills and connections they need to make positive decisions about their mental health and wellbeing.

- Youth beyondblue: http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/ Provides information and resources relating to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

- Youthlink and YouthReach South: 1300 362 569

Adults

- MIFWA: https://www.mifwa.org.au/ Work with partners to realise the potential of all Western Australians to recover from mental illness, maintain mental health, and to live a meaningful life in their community. Offer individualised support, NDIS funded services and a range of information and resources. Call 08 9237 8900.

Eating Disorder

- Butterfly Foundation: https://butterfly.org.au/get-support/helpline/ Provides online and telephone support to people concerned about eating disorders or body image. Also has other resources and information on eating disorders.

LGBTIQ+

-QLife: https://qlife.org.au/ or 1800 184 527. Provides anonymous and free LGBTIQ+ peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People 

-13 Yarn: https://www.13yarn.org.au/ or 13YARN (13 92 76). Offers confidential one-on-one over the phone yarning opportunity and support with a trained Lifeline Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.

-Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Inc: https://www.dyhs.org.au/. Provides culturally secure primary health, mental health and dental services for Aboriginal families living across the Perth metropolitan area.

-Strong Spirit Strong Mind: https://strongspiritstrongmind.com.au/. Provides knowledge and skills on many areas of health including mental health, alcohol and other drugs.

Alcohol and Other Drug

-Alcohol and Drug Support Line: 9442 5000 (Perth Metro) or 1800 198 024 (Country). Confidential telephone counselling, information and referral services for anyone seeking help for their own or another person's alcohol or drug use.

-Here4U: 1800here4U (1800 437348). Confidential telephone service for anyone concerned about their own or another person's alcohol and other drug use and/or mental health issues.

People living with Disabilities

-Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN): https://www.ydan.com.au/ YDAN is a leading advocacy organisation and peak representative body in Western Australia for young people with disabilities. .

- Further information on mental health services and supports in Western Australia are available at the Mental Health Commission’s website www.mentalhealth.wa.gov.au and through My Services: https://www.myservices.org.au/

 

If you are interested in seeking further mental health support, you can seek a referral from your General Practitioner or contact Headspace on 1800 650 890 or visit headspace.org.au.

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