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Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)

Lifeline: 13 11 14
Mensline: 1300 789 978
beyondblue: 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Rurallink: 1800 522 002

Mental health issues

Everyone experiences ups and downs in reaction to everyday life events, this is normal.

Mental health issues are common in the Australian population1 but it’s important to recognise that most people with a mental health issues can recover fully, especially if they receive help early2, whilst some people may require ongoing treatment to manage the issue they are experiencing.

Lifestyle changes and talking to a mental health professional can be effective for improving mental health issues1, allowing many people to function well on a daily basis and live fulfilled lives.

To improve or maintain your mental health and wellbeing, you may find these little things or self-help support tools useful.

If these little things and support tools are not making a difference and you do not feel like your mental health is improving or you don’t feel like you are coping, it is important to seek help by visiting your GP or contacting a support service so these issues do not progress into something more severe.

For more information about diagnosed mental health conditions visit the mental health conditions section on our website.

Content last updated: 11 November 2017

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