If you are in immediate physical danger, call the police on Triple Zero (000) and get to a safe place, like a hospital or police station, if you can.
If you need crisis accommodation, you can contact these services for support.
Ask Izzy is an online search tool that helps people find shelter, food, health and other critical support services. It is free and anonymous.
You can access the tool 24/7 here.
If you are in immediate danger, call the police on Triple Zero (000).
If you are unsafe at home, or worried about the safety of another young person, you can call Child Protection to make a report on 13 12 78.
You can find your local child protection intake line here.
Contact the Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre to be connected with family violence specialists who can support you to find safety from domestic abuse. They are available 24/7. Call them on 1800 015 188 or chat to them online here.
If your situation is life-threatening, call Triple Zero (000) immediately or go to your nearest Emergency Department.
SuicideLine Victoria is a 24/7 support service that provides free phone and online counselling to people living in Victoria. Call them on 1300 651 251 or visit their website here.
Lifeline offers 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention counselling on 13 11 14. You can also speak to a counsellor online 24/7 here.
The Suicide Call Back Service is a free national service that provides 24/7 counselling to people at risk of suicide or experiencing other emotional and mental health issues. Call them on 1300 659 467 or chat with them online here.
If you need mental health support and counselling, you can contact the services below.
1800RESPECT is a counselling and support service for people who have experienced sexual assault or domestic and family violence. You can call them 24 hours a day on 1800 737 732 or chat to them online here.
You can call the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 for free and private counselling (available 24 hours a day, but there can be a wait to get through). They are happy to talk to young people between the ages of 5-25 years about anything that’s troubling them. You can also email them or chat online here.
Beyond Blue provides free telephone and online counselling to anyone in Australia. You can call a counsellor on 1300 22 4636 or chat online here.
13YARN is a 24/7 crisis support line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people nation-wide. Call them on 13 92 76 or visit their website here.
QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. You can call them on 1800 184 527 (3pm to midnight each day) or chat to them online here.
The Butterfly Foundation provide phone and online counselling and support for people experiencing eating disorders and body image issues. You can call them from 8am – midnight on 1800 33 4673 or chat to them online here.
Griefline provides telephone support to anyone experiencing grief or loss. You can call them on 1300 845 745 from 8am to 8pm (AEDT) or visit their website here.
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