I'm struggling most days
We all go through tough times in our lives. When we do, we might find it difficult to cope with day to day life. These feelings are normal and usually pass, but if they don't go away it can help to get support. It is ok to ask for help. Taking that first step towards getting support can be difficult but can make a difference.
GP and professional support:
Visit how your GP can help with regard to support services or referring you to a mental health specialist such as a psychologist or psychiatrist depending on your budget.
Before consulting a GP it is important to ask the receptionist to book a longer appointment, so there is plenty of time to discuss the situation without feeling rushed.
Help is available; there are support services (including emergency and support lines) that can assist you with your mental health.
Call 000 in an emergency or if you feel you or someone else is at risk of harm.
Listed below are available telephone and online services:
Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)
Phone: 1300 555 788 (metro) 1800 676 822 (country).
For anyone involved in a mental health emergency in the community – including individuals, families/carers, member of the general public or health professionals. The MHERL clinicians provide assessment, specialist intervention and support for people experiencing a mental health emergency and if required, referral to a local mental health service.
Phone: 13 11 14
Online chat: 7pm-4am, daily
Lifeline WA provides all Western Australians experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide with access to 24 hour crisis support.
Available 4.30pm-8:30am Monday to Friday and 24 hours Saturday and Sunday and public holidays.
Phone: 1800 552 002
After hours mental health telephone service for people in rural communities of Western Australia.
Phone: 1300 224 636
Online chat: 3pm-12am 7 days a week
beyondblue provides telephone and online chat support service for people, family or friends who are affected or are experiencing mental health issues. The beyondblue telephone and online chat support service can provide you with information and advice, including information about how to seek further help.
Samaritans Crisis Line:
Phone: 135 247
Youth Line: 08 9388 2500
Country callers: 1800 198 313
The Samaritans Crisis Line provides 24 hour telephone crisis support for people experiencing distress across Western Australia.