Mental health support services

Separation, divorce and coming to court can be a highly stressful time and it affects people in different ways. Stress, anxiety, depression and other forms of mental illness are common.

This page details a list of national organisations and other resources that may provide support.

Crisis support

Lifeline 
13 11 14

Beyond Blue 
1300 224 636 or Online chat

Suicide Call Back Service 
1300 659 467

Kids Help Line 
1800 551 800

Resources

Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network 
A network linking people across Australia concerned with the trauma, loss and grief experiences of children and adolescents.

Beyond Blue (the national depression initiative)
Provides national leadership to increase community awareness, prevention and early intervention of depression and related illnesses.

Black Dog Institute 
A not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness 
Promotes better mental health outcomes for children whose parents have a mental illness.

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression
Information and research on anxiety and depression for consumers and doctors.

Headspace (National Youth Mental Health Foundation)
Provides health advice, support and information to young Australians aged 12–25.

Head to Health 
National digital mental health online portal.

healthdirect 
A national, government-owned, not-for-profit organisation who supports Australians in managing their own health and wellbeing through a range of online health services.

Kids Help Line 
Provides a free 24 hour national telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia.

Lifeline Australia 
The peak body for Lifeline Centres which provide telephone counselling, and information, referral and associated services in local areas.

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
Provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention amongst Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

MindSpot clinic 
A national clinic that provides free online and telephone assessment and treatment for Australian adults with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression.

National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum 
The national voice for consumers and carers participating in the development of mental health policy and sector development in Australia.

ReachOut.com 
A youth mental health service providing practical tools, forums and information in a safe and anonymous online environment.

SANE forums 
Provides peer support for people living with a mental illness or related mental health issues, and for family, friends and other carers.

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