Healthdirect Australia – 1800 022 222
Mental Health Emergency – 13 14 65
For assistance in a mental health emergency, contact the mental health triage service - telephone 13 14 65, available 24 hours, seven days a week statewide.
If you feel that you might need mental health support and have never accessed a mental health service before, please contact your general practitioner or phone our mental health triage service if urgent on 13 14 65.
For life-threatening emergencies (Police, Fire or Ambulance): Call 000
For Police attendance: Call 131 444
If you or some else needs help, support or advice
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Lifeline 24/7 counselling service provides crisis and suicide prevention support through telephone and online counselling. www.lifeline.org.au
Beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
Beyondblue provides 24/7 access to a trained mental health professional who will listen and provide information and advice. Online chat is available from 3pm – 12am 7 days a week – see website for details: www.beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is a free, confidential, anonymous 24-hour counselling service for young people aged 5–25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web. www.kidshelpline.com.au
Mental Health Emergency: 13 14 65
For assistance in a mental health emergency, contact the mental health triage service on 13 14 65 available 24/7 – Metropolitan and Country SA. This service is the main point of access for mental health services and is staffed by mental health clinicians. It will assess and refer to acute response teams where appropriate. www.sahealth.sa.gov.au
Parent Helpline: 1300 364 100
The Women’s and Children Health Network (WCHN) Parent Helpline provides 24/7 telephone information and support. It provides information about health, behaviour and relationships for parents and people working with children and young people. www.cyh.com
Headspace Adelaide: 1800 063 267
Headspace services are available across the metropolitan and in country centres. Headspace offers a range of supports for young people who are experiencing a tough time or are worried about their mental health. Referrals can be made by calling on 1800 063 267 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or by completing the referral form. Referral forms should be faxed on 1800 632 193. Headspace also accepts referrals from doctors/GPs via a Mental Health Treatment Pan (MHTP). A confidential online and telephone support service is available 24/7. Go to website for details: www.headspace.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service (SCBS): 1300 659 467
The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24 hours/7days a week nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who are feeling suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal or bereaved by suicide: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Lived Experience Telephone Support Services (LETSS): 1800 013 755
LETSS is an after hours telephone service designed to provide non-clinical mental health information and support people with mental health challenges, as well as their carers, family and friends to navigate the mental health system in the Adelaide metropolitan region area. The service is delivered by experienced peer workers between the hours of 5:00pm to 11:30pm, 365 days a year and focuses on engagement and an empathetic consumer experience. Access to the service via a free-call number (1800 013 755) or web-chat via the program website: www.letss.org.au
The Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC)
The Urgent Mental Health Care Centre provides high-engagement support in a calm, "lounge room like" space to help with your urgent mental health needs. The UMHCC offers an alternative to presenting at a hospital Emergency Department for a mental health crisis. People in Adelaide seeking urgent mental health support can call on 08 8448 9100 or arrive at 215 Grenfell Street from 12pm until 10:30pm each day, including weekends and public holidays. Further information is available on their website:
To find mental health services in your area:
Call Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222 or go to www.healthdirect.gov.au.
Search the SA Health National Health Services Directory.