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Suitable for students to find local assistance when they may be unable to access on campus support. There are numbers listed below that are national resources, or you may select resources by your state.


National Resources Listing

Lifeline
131114

SuicideLine
1300 651 251

Your local hospital

ARAFEMI (Association of Relatives and Friends of the Emotionally and Mentally Ill)
1800 655 198

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
1800 642 066 
(03) 9265 2100 

Cancer Council Helpline
13 1120
http://www.cancer.org.au 

Men's Line Australia
1300 78 99 78

NALAG (National Association for Loss and Grief)
1800 100 023
9650 3000

Relationships Australia
1300 364 277

Victoria

Alcoholics Anonymous
(03) 9429 1833

Centre Against Sexual Assault
Ph. 1800 806292 (24 hours)

Gamblers Help
1800 156 789

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Victoria
Counselling and information. 6-10pm Daily and 2-10pm Wednesday
1800 184 527

Grief Line
9935 7400- 12 noon - 3 am

Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service
Mon-Fri 9-5. Ph. 8413-6800

Kids Help Line

1800 55 1800

Lifeline
For crisis support when feeling suicidal or if you need to talk to someone immediately
Phone 13 11 14

Mental Health (Grow)
(03)9890 9846

SANE Helpline
For help during business hours
Phone 1800 18 SANE

Suicide Helpline
For confidential telephone counselling, support and referral available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout Victoria for the cost of a local call
1300 651 251

Support After Suicide
(03) 9427 9899
www.supportaftersuicide.org.au

The Compassionate Friends Victoria
Support families following the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister.  
Free Call: 1800 641 091 
www.compassionatefriendsvictoria.org.au 

Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria
24 hour crisis support
9373-0123, or country toll free : Ph. 1800 015 188

Women's Information and Referral Service (WIRE)
1800 817 227

New South Wales

Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse
1300 657 380
10am to 3pm
Monday to Friday
http://www.asca.org.au/about/about_supportline.html

Alcohol & Drug Information Services
9361 8000
1800 422 599
24 hours

ARAFEMI

Depression and Mental Health
02 9805 1883
1800 655 198

Bereavement Support Services

1800 651 186

Caring for Country Families
A confidential family information and support service for rural NSW providing: legal assistance; confidential personal counselling; a referral service to find information
1800 806 160
(02) 8382 6430

Credit and Debt Hotline
Financial counselling information, advice and referral service available five days a week to consumers in NSW
1800 808 488

Domestic Violence Line
Counselling, information and referrals for people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.
1800 656 463
http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/DOCS/STANDARD/PC_101007.htm

Eating Disorders Support
(02) 9856 7090

Gay & Lesbian
(02) 9552 6130

G Line Gambling Hotline
Problem gambling information, counselling and referral help line
1800 633 635 (24 hours)
http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/olgr_default.asp

Grief Support Inc
(02) 6241 0433

Lifeline
Free anonymous 24/7 generalist counselling
13 11 14
http://www.lifeline.org.au/find_help/24_hour_counselling_service

Lifeline's Just Ask
Information and referral for people with mental health difficulties or friends, relatives, professionals, carers and others who look after people with mental health difficulties
1300 13 11 14

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
http://www.kidshelp.com.au

Mensline Australia
1300 78 99 78
http://www.menslineaus.org.au/

National Confidential Helpline
1800 200 526

National Translating and Interpreting Service
13 14 50

NSW Health Support Line
Provides stress and counselling services to assist individuals and families with the reality of the current drought.
1800 201 123

Pet Loss Grief Support Hotline
27 Barker Rd, Strathfield, NSW 2135
(02) 9746 1911

Rape Crisis Centre
Crisis support, counselling, and referral
(02) 9819-6565 (24-hour operation)
http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au/

Relationships Australia
Information, advice and referral for relationship issues
1300 364 277
(02) 9635 9311

SANE Help line
Information and advice.
1800 187 236
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
http://www.sane.org/

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention
1300 363 622- 24/7

Women's Information & Referral Service
A free and confidential telephone service for women in NSW. Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
1800 817 227

Queensland

Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Support Centre
Ph. (07) 3391-0004 or country callers Ph. 1800 242526

Crisis Counselling Service
Domestic Violence
1300 363 622

Domestic Violence Telephone Service - DV Connect Womensline
Crisis counselling and safe refuge - 24 hours, 7 days a week
Ph. 1800 811 811 or TTY: 1800 812-225 1800 811 811

Lifeline
For crisis support when feeling suicidal or if you need to talk to someone immediately
Phone 13 11 14

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800

SANE Helpline
For help during business hours
Phone 1800 18 SANE

Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline
Ph. 1800-010 120 (24 hrs).

Western Australia

Alcohol and Drug
1800 888 236
1300 660 068

Cancer helpline

13 11 20

Gambling

1800 888 236
1300 660 068

Kids Help Line

1800 55 1800

Police, Fire and Ambulance

000 for emergency assistance

Samaritans Suicide Emergency Service (Country)
1800 198 313

SANE Helpline

1800 18 SANE
For help during business hours.

Sexual Assault & Referral Centre

Telephone and face to face counselling, female doctors
24hrs. Ph. (08) 9340-1828 or 9340-1820 or country callers Ph. 1800 199-888

Women's Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services WA

Telephone support, referral to safe accommodation
Admin: 9:30 – 2:30 Mon-Fri. Ph (08) 9420 7264

South Australia

Domestic Violence Helpline
Counselling for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends.
Counselling for people who commit domestic violence
1800 800 098 (24 hours)

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800

Lifeline
For crisis support when feeling suicidal or if you need to talk to someone immediately.
13 11 14

Mental Health Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service
Phone 13 14 65

Police, Fire and Ambulance
000 for emergency assistance

SANE Helpline
1800 18 SANE
For help during business hours.

Tasmania

Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Mon-Fri 9am-Midnight, weekends 4pm-midnight.
Ph. (03) 6233 2529 or 1800 633 937 (North),
1800 608 122 (Statewide).

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800

Lifeline
For crisis support when feeling suicidal or if you need to talk to someone immediately
Phone 13 11 14

Samaritans Lifelink
(Country) - Phone 1300 364 566.
(Metro) - Phone (03) 6331 3355.

SANE Helpline

For help during business hours
Phone 1800 18 SANE

Sexual Assault Support Services

Telephone and face to face counselling
Hobart & Southern: Ph. (03) 6231 1811 (24hr - after hours (03) 6231-1817).
Launceston: Ph. (03) 6334-2740. Nth West: Ph. (03) 6431 9711.

Northern Territory

Crisis Line Northern Territory
1800 019 116

Domestic Violence Counselling Service
Darwin, 9-5 Mon-Fri Ph. (08) 8945-6200. Alice Springs Ph. (08) 8952 6048.

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800

Lifeline

For crisis support when feeling suicidal or if you need to talk to someone immediately
Phone 13 11 14

SANE Helpline

For help during business hours
Phone 1800 18 SANE

Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Counselling, support, information, & 24 hr crisis care for recent sexual assault.
Darwin: Ph. (08) 89 227 156 (24hr)

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
Sexual Assault counselling
(24 hr) Ph. 6247-2525

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team

1800 629 354

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

24hr telephone counselling, support, access to safe accommodation.
Ph. (02) 6280-0900.

Kids Help Line

1800 55 1800

Lifeline
For crisis support when feeling suicidal or if you need to talk to someone immediately
13 11 14

Police, Fire and Ambulance

000 for emergency assistance

SANE Helpline

1800 18 SANE
Phone for help during business hours