HELPFUL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
CRISIS AND EMERGENCIES
Lifeline - 13 11 14 - is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counsellors who are ready to take calls 24-hour a day, any day of the week from anywhere in Australia. These volunteers operate from Lifeline Centres in every State and Territory around Australia.
SuicideLine - 1300 651 251 - is available throughout Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the cost of a local call (mobiles extra). Interpreters can be arranged for non-English speaking callers.
NorthWestern Mental Health Triage (CATT) - 1300 TRIAGE (1300 874 243) - for mental health crisis assessment and treatment for people living in the North West region of Melbourne. Call 24 hours, 7 days a week for help with mental illness
The Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service -1800 015 188 - is a 24-hour/7 days a week telephone service providing support, information and accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Centre Against Sexual Assult (CASA) - 1800 806 292 - is a free and confidential 24 hour emergency or crisis care service is available for victims/survivors who have recently been sexually assaulted. This includes crisis counselling support and may include access to medical care and legal processes.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
The Australian Psychological Society has information and resources on a range of mental health topics:
BeyondBlue has good information on depression and anxiety and where to find more help: