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Australia Mental Health Recources



Australia Mental Health Recources

Digital mental health services offer online and phone support to anyone who needs it, including those with mental ill-health and health professionals. These services are important for those who might not otherwise seek support, are in a crisis or live in rural areas. Find out how to access support.


Griefline is a free national helpline offering confidential telephone counselling 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They provide early intervention and prevention of mental health difficulties, which may compound a person’s experience of grief, loss and trauma.

Head to Health provides information, advice and links to free and low-cost phone and online mental health services, as well as supports to help you or someone you know.

headspace provides mental health support services to young people aged 12 to 25 years, who are experiencing, or at risk, of mental ill-health.

15 HeadtoHelp hubs have been established to support Victorians during the COVID-19 pandemic. All Victorians affected by COVID-19 can access the free HeadtoHelp services by attending in-person at a clinic near them or by calling 1800 595 212 to talk a mental health professional about their needs.

The Australian Government is investing in a multi-year Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study (IHMHS). The IHMHS will provide the most complete picture ever collected of Australia’s physical and mental health.

Kids Helpline provides a free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged 5 to 25 years. The service is available 24 hours a day from anywhere in Australia.

Life in Mind connects suicide prevention services to each other and the community.

Lifeline provides information and immediate phone support to people who are struggling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Australian Government is expanding eligibility for the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative for aged care residents. Find out more.

Men’s sheds are community-based, non-commercial organisations that are open to all men. Men’s sheds improve the health and wellbeing of their members by giving them a safe place to make friends, share meaningful activities, talk, and access health information and resources.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Grief and trauma support resources – Order form

This order form can be used to order printed versions of the brochure and poster, English and translated.

A tile that can be used by the aged care sector and affiliated organisations to share on their social media channels.

A tile that can be used by the aged care sector and affiliated organisations to share on their social media channels.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Grief and trauma support resources – Social media content

This social media content can be used by the aged care sector and affiliated organisations to share information about the grief and trauma support services on social media channels.


National Suicide Prevention Adviser – final advice

A collection of resources from the National Suicide Prevention Adviser and Taskforce, including executive summary, final advice and appendices to support the advice.

Here you will find case studies and stories that are part of the Keep Your Spirit Strong project. These stories demonstrate culturally-led ways of working and how an Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander worldview and understanding of mental health shapes and delivers effective care.

Source:Australian Government Department of Health





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