Support services directory

If you are struggling or need to speak to someone, please see the below list of support services. These include emergency and crisis support, mental health and counselling services, youth services and online resources.

Several of the services on this page have been created specifically to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities. If you don’t feel like you can contact these services, you can also talk to someone you trust; your GP, counsellor, psychologist, psychiatrist or visit a hospital emergency department.

For emergency support – if you or someone close to you is in distress or immediate danger dial Triple Zero (000)

Crisis support


A national service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. The program offers a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.

Call 13 92 76 (available 24/7)

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Lifeline Australia

Crisis support and suicide prevention.

Call 13 11 14 or text 0477 131 114 (available 24/7)

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Brother to Brother Crisis Support Line

Crisis support for Aboriginal men, staffed by Aboriginal men, including Elders.

Call 1800 435 799 (available 24/7)

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Mental health, wellbeing and counselling support

National Indigenous Suicide Postvention

Support for individuals, families, and communities affected by suicide or other significant trauma.

Call 1800 805 801 (available 24/7)

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Suicide Call Back Service

Phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.

Call 1300 659 467 (available 24/7)

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Beyond Blue

Mental health and wellbeing support.

Call 1300 224 636 (available 24/7)

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MensLine Australia

Free phone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.

Call 1300 78 99 78 (available 24/7)

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Open Arms

Veterans and families counselling.

Call 1800 011 046 (available 24/7)

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Anonymous and free phone counselling and webchat services for LGBTQIA+ people.

Call 1800 184 527 or chat online (available 3pm-midnight every day)

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Youth support

Kids Helpline

Free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Call 1800 55 1800 (available 24/7)

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Youth mental health support for young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families, including fortnightly yarn circles

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Anonymous and confidential youth support online

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Online resources

eSafety Commissioner

Resources for First Nations digital wellbeing and reporting harmful content online.

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Social, emotional and cultural wellbeing online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

National leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia.

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The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP)

Australia’s leading voice on Indigenous suicide. The centre promotes evidence-based suicide prevention practice that empowers individuals, families and communities and respects their culture.

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