Need help now?

For Emergencies
13 11 14
1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline
for under 25’s
1800 551 800
Men’s Line Australia
1300 78 99 78
1800 184 527

Do you need help right now?

  • The best way to get help is to connect with someone face to face – by talking to a person who cares about you. Find someone you know you can trust and talk to them. This could be your cousin, an Aunty, an Uncle, your Granny or a friend.
  • You can go to an Aboriginal Medical Service or health clinic in your community and talk to a doctor or health worker there.
  • If it’s after-hours, you can visit the emergency department of your hospital.
  • Although it may not feel like it now, these feeling will pass and talking to someone else will help you get through them.
  • You can also call one of the numbers above to speak with someone at any time.

Remember you are not alone, and no matter where you are or who you are, you can get help now

I Need Help

Dial 000 for life threatening emergencies or go to your hospital’s emergency department.

Crisis Telephone Support

24 hours – 7 days a week

13 11 14
beyondblue Support Service
1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline
1800 551 800 (for under 25’s)
Men’s Line Australia
1300 78 99 78
1800 184 5327 (LGBTQI+ Helpline – 3pm-midnight around Australia)

I need help for someone else

If the situation is urgent and you are concerned that someone else is in immediate danger do not leave the person alone, unless you are concerned for your own safety.

Call the person’s doctor, a mental health crisis service listed above or dial 000 and say that the person’s life is at risk.

If the person agrees, you could go together to the local hospital emergency department for assessment.

You can also visit an Aboriginal Medical Service or local health clinic. Click on the State and Territory links below to check if there is one in your area and how to get in touch with them.

There are also a variety of resources on this page, mostly Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander specific, about suicide, including how to help someone else you think may be suicidal. The resources include booklets, videos and links that you may find useful.

Keeping Strong

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may be experiencing the signs or symptoms of depression or for those with friends or family members who may have depression.

Finding our Way Back

A resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples after a Suicide Attempt. (21 page booklet)

Tool kit for Suicide Prevention Information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

A self-help resource to help people living with mental illness.

Information sheet for young people

Two page booklet

It's OK to Talk About it – DVD on Suicide Prevention

Produced in ACT by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and developed as an early intervention tool. (Approx 16 mins duration).

Suicide warning signs

One page factsheet and podcasts.

Conversations Matter – Yarning if Someone is Thinking About Suicide.

I am worried someone may be suicidal: What do I say? What do I do? – Fact sheets and podcasts.

Includes new (2017) Indigenous specific resources.