Getting help

Recognising that you may have a mental health problem and taking steps to get help takes courage. Remember that you are not alone – 1 in 5 Australians experiences mental illness at some time in their life.

Sharing your feelings with someone you trust and being listened to can help enormously. Putting how you feel into words makes you think more clearly about a situation. It helps cut the problem down to size.

There are a range of people, including health professionals and support groups, who you can talk to about what you are experiencing. They can give you another perspective and help you to cope and work through your problems.

24 Hour Emergency Services

Health Direct Australia

1800 022 222

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)

1300 555 788 Metro

1800 676 822 Peel

Rural Link

1800 552 002

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