Head to Health
Australia has great mental health services and resources, but it can be tough finding the ones that suit you best. This website makes your search easier by hand-picking resources from publicly funded providers.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people between the ages of 5 and 25.
On the Line
On the Line is a professional social health business that provides telephone and online counselling support, anywhere and anytime. MensLine and Suicide Call Back Service helplines are among their services.
Open Arms (Veterans & Veterans Families Counselling Service)
VVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as PTSD, anxiety and depression.
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia is a specialist not-for-profit organisation that supports expecting and new mums and dads and their families to recognise and recover from perinatal anxiety, depression, and postnatal psychosis.
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI).
beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.
Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.
Blue Knot Foundation
Blue Knot Foundation, National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma, provides phone counselling, resources, workshops for adults affected by childhood trauma and abuse. It educates/trains people who support survivors personally or professionally.
This Way Up
TWU provides free and low-cost online courses that teach practical strategies to improve stress, anxiety, and depression. TWU courses are accessible 24/7 and you can do them on your own, or under the supervision of your GP or health professional.
CanTeen is the national support organisation for young people aged 12–25 living with cancer; including cancer patients, their siblings and young people with parents or primary carers with cancer.
SANE Australia is a national mental health charity working to support four million Australians affected by complex mental illness. SANE’s work includes mental health awareness, online peer support and information, stigma reduction, specialist helpline support, research and advocacy.
The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family, and their friends.
Sands is the miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Operating across Australia, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby; working to improve the care bereaved parents receive by healthcare professionals and breaking the silence and taboo of baby death.
Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.
Supporting you on your journey after the death of a child, Red Nose Grief and Loss (formerly SIDS and Kids) has been developed to connect individuals and families to a range of support options, useful resources and information.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.
ReachOut is Australia's leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. With practical support, tools and tips that help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – also offering support for parents of teenagers.
Hello Sunday Morning
Hello Sunday Morning is a movement towards a better drinking culture and has grown into the world’s largest online community of people supporting each other to change their behaviour around alcohol.
Mental Health Online
Mental Health Online (formerly Anxiety Online) is an online clinic offering information, self-guided mental health assessment, and treatment programs you can do on your own or with therapist support (email or video).
NACCHO is the national peak body representing 143 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues.