Contact these organisations for mental health and crisis support.
Crisis Support 24 hours, 7 days
If in immediate danger, call 000.
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
The Eastern Health, Mental Health Program 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.
Medication Support and Recovery Service provides help to people who have problems with their use of prescription or over-the-counter medications.
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.
Opening Doors is a state-wide program coordinating support for people experiencing homelessness. If you need urgent help, call Opening Doors on 1800 825 955 (24 hours, state-wide, toll free).
The Department of Health and Human Services website lists services across Victoria for people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or escaping family violence.