If you know someone who is struggling with mental health issues, there are things you can do to help.

In an emergency, call 000

If you are in an emergency situation where you are worried about your safety or someone else's, call 000 for an immediate response.

If you need to talk, contact Lifeline, SuicideLine or Beyond Blue.

In this section

Staying well and preventing relapse

We have relapse-prevention strategies, wellness and recovery plans, advance care planning, self-care and early warning signs to help you stay well.

Medication fact sheets

We partnered with Choice and Medication to create fact sheets to help consumers, their family and carers understand their medicines and make informed decisions.

Feeling worried or anxious

Feeling worried or anxious can be normal, especially in response to stressful or difficult situations. But feeling too anxious can get in the way of your life.

Feeling depressed

If you're feeling more down, sad or miserable than you have in the past, and those feelings start to get in the way of your life, it might be time to get help.

Experiencing self-harm

Sometimes people deal with emotional distress and pain by hurting themselves physically.

Feeling suicidal

Sometimes, life's problems can feel so painful and difficult to manage that some people might start having suicidal thoughts.

Problems with thinking

At times we may have problems with our thinking. Our thoughts can feel jumbled, too fast or too slow. Or we might find ourselves thinking about unusual things.

Problems with memory and confusion

Memory loss is a part of ageing. But when people experience more memory loss than would be expected when getting older, everyday activities can become confusing.

Problems with grief and loss

Grief and loss are part of life. It's important to realise that grieving is a normal process and that you may need some help while going through this period.

Problems with drugs and alcohol

People can have problems related to their use of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol or drugs, support is available.

Experiencing eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses often characterised by a preoccupation with eating and exercise, and distorted thoughts and emotions about body image.

First Nations Social and Emotional Wellbeing team

The First Nations Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) team can provide welcome and orientation to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples accessing the mental health service.

Last updated 02 November 2022