Section 9: State and territory help lines and mental health services

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Department of Health

Phone: 1800 629 354

Website: www.health.act.gov.au/services/mental-health

New South Wales

NSW Department of Health

Phone: 1800 011 511

Website: www.health.nsw.gov.au/mhdao/Pages/contact-service.aspx 

Northern Territory

NT Department of Health

Phone: 1800 682 288

Website: https://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/mental-health

Queensland

Queensland Department of Health

Phone: 13 43 25

Website: www.health.qld.gov.au/mentalhealth

Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme

24/7 support line for doctors and medical students which is staffed by volunteer GPs and counsellors with experience in doctors’ mental health.

Phone: (07) 3833 4352

Website: www.qdhp.org.au

South Australia

SA Department of Health

Phone: 13 14 65

Website: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health

+topics/health+conditions+prevention+and+treatment/mental+health+and+mental+illness    

Tasmania

Tasmania Department of Health

Phone: mental health services HELPLINE 1800 332 288

Website: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mentalhealth

Victoria

Victorian Department of Health

Website: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/mental-health/mental-health-services/support-and-intervention/telephone-and-online-services

Victorian Doctors’ Health Program

Provide confidential and discrete assistance to doctors and medical students who are struggling with stress, anxiety, substance use problems, mental or physical health concerns or any other health issue. They provide individual management plans and coordinate treatment – including arranging referral to appropriate external providers.

Phone: (03) 9280 8712 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)

Website: www.vdhp.org.au/website/home.html

Western Australia

WA Department of Health

Phone: Metro 1300 555 788 or RuralLink 1800 552 002 (RuralLink Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 8.30am, 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)

Website: www.health.wa.gov.au/services

 

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