They're not feeling ok
Helping others and providing support can make a difference for someone who is having problems and going through a tough time.
If you think someone you care about might be having problems, try talking to them about how they are really feeling. They may also need your support while they look for professional help.
If you are still worried after reaching out to someone, encourage them to either, talk to their GP, complete the mental health check-up tool to work out what help is right for them, seek support from a support service or contact a help line.
GP and professional support:
Check out the supporting others section for information and advice on how you can help.
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.
Men’s Line Australia:
Phone: 1300 789 978
Online chat: online chat and video counselling available
Telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationships concerns. The qualified counsellors at Mensline specialise in family and relationship issues, including relationship breakdown, separation and divorce, parenting, family violence, suicide prevention and emotional well-being.
Phone: 1800 650 890
Online chat: eheadspace.org.au/
Headspace provides early intervention mental health services for 12-25 year olds, as well as assists in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.
Visit the headspace website for assistance with:
- mental health
- physical health
- work and study support
- alcohol and other drug services.
Phone: 08 6266 4333
Youth Focus works with young people aged 12-25 to help them overcome issues associated with depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts through the provision of free, unlimited and professional face-to-face individual counselling and other mental health services.
ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.