Contact these organisations for mental health and crisis support.

Crisis Support  24 hours, 7 days

St Vincent’s Psychiatric Triage Service provides psychiatric advice and treatment.

Suicide Call Back Service provides free counselling for anyone (15 years+) who is suicidal or affected by suicide.

Lifeline provides counselling, information and referrals for people experiencing a personal crisis.

Beyond Blue provides advice and support for people experiencing depression and anxiety.

Kids Helpline provides phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Community Mental Health Services

Mental Health Community Intake is a central access point for people with a severe mental illness, their carers and family.

headspace Hawthorn provides support, information and advice to young people aged between 12-25 years.

Drug and alcohol support

DirectLine provides phone counselling, information and referrals for people experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs.

Access Health & Community provides specialist alcohol and other drug services.

Youth Drugs & Alcohol Advice provides advice about drugs and alcohol to young people.

Victoria Poisons Information Centre provides advice about what to do if a person has overdosed, made a mistake with medicines, been poisoned or had a poisonous bite.

Family Violence

Safe Steps Family Violence and Response provides support for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from someone close to them.

The Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) provides services for women and children responding to and experiencing domestic and family violence.

1800RESPECT provides confidential online and phone counselling, information and referral service for anyone experiencing sexual assault, and domestic and family violence.

Men’s Referral Service provides support by men for men to help them stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

Homelessness Assistance

Eastern Metropolitan Homelessness Assistance provides information and referrals for people experiencing homelessness or who need assistance with housing.