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Directory last reviewed: 5 February 2014
Please contact your General Practitioner or Primary Care Health Provider in the first instance.
If you are feeling suicidal or need urgent help call one of the following:
- Emergency: 000
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Kids HelpLine: 1800 55 1800
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
If you are using a mobile phone and 000 doesn't work, you can call 112 to access the Emergency Call Service. If you have a hearing or speech impairment and can access a TTY (teletypewriter), call 106 for the text-based Emergency Call Service.
South Australia Assessment & Crisis Intervention Service (ACIS)
- Phone: 131 465 (24 hour service)
The South Australian Government provides mental health services through the public hospital system. A comprehensive list of mental health services is available on the South Australian Government Health website.
Lifeline Service Finder
- Website: http://lifeline.serviceseeker.com.au/
- The Lifeline Service Finder is a directory of free or low cost health and community services available in Australia. It includes accommodation, domestic violence, family and children's services, financial assistance and mental health services.
Living Is For Everyone
- Website: http://www.livingisforeveryone.com.au
- The Commonwealth government's Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) website is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, the LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.
The Australian Clinical Psychology Association locator
- Website: http://www.acpa.org.au/find-a-clinical-psychologist/index.php
- The Australian Clinical Psychology Association offers an online search tool to help you find a local Clinical Psychologist who offers the services you want (e.g., cognitive behavioural therapy or interpersonal therapy for depression).
The Australian Psychological Society referral service
- Free call: 1800 333 497 (outside Melbourne)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.psychology.org.au/ReferralService/About
- The Australian Psychological Society offers a referral service. They will provide the names of private psychologists in the ACT who offer the services you want (eg, cognitive behavioural therapy or interpersonal therapy for depression). Alternatively, use the online search on the website to find a practitioner in your area.
beyondblue Directory of Mental Health Practitioners
- Phone: 1300 22 4636 (Info Line)
- Website: http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=107.1007
- For the cost of a local call, the beyondblue info line provides callers with access to information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters. Visit the above website to find the relevant Mental Health Practitioner in your area.
Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service
- Phone: 03 9388 1633 (STD charges may apply)
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.mhri.edu.au/psychotropic-drug-advice
- Provides advice to medical practitioners and the general public on choosing treatments, response, side effects of medications and interactions with other medications; as well as information on using medications by special groups such as children and adolescents, the elderly and women who are pregnant or breast feeding. The service can be contacted via email or by phoning the Mental Health Research Institute number given above and asking to be transferred to the Drug Advisory Service.
beyondblue Info Line
- Phone: 1300 22 4636 (24 hour service)
- For the cost of a local call, the beyondblue info line provides callers with access to information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters (not a counselling service).
CAN Mental Health Phone Connections
- Phone: 1300 135 846
- Website: http://canmentalhealth.org.au/resources/forms/phone-connections.html
- Phone Connections is a national peer support and information referral line for four nights per week (Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Please visit the website for current phone hours.
- Phone: 1800 55 1800 (24 hour service)
- Website: http://www.kidshelp.com.au
- Provides specialised help for young people aged 5 to 25 years, and is staffed by professional counsellors. Daily web-counselling available (see website for current times) and email counselling (not for crisis).
- Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hour service)
- Website: http://www.lifeline.org.au
- Volunteers with professional support, trained in responding to callers concerned about suicide. Provides general counselling and referrals to services in caller's local community. Calls to Lifeline from a landline are usually the cost of a local call, and calls from mobile phones are free of charge.
- Phone: 1300 78 99 78 (24 hour service)
- Website: http://www.mensline.org.au/
- Provided by professional staff. The website also includes moderated forums with specific spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Vietnamese and Arabic men, rural men, partners/children.
PANDA. Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc
- Phone: 1300 726 306
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.panda.org.au
- Provides support and information to women and families affected by post and antenatal depression.
SANE Mental Illness Helpline
- Phone: 1800 18 SANE (1800 18 7263)
- Website: http://www.sane.org/information/helpline
- Provides information and referral for callers concerned about mental illness anywhere in Australia (not a counselling service).
Suicide Call Back Service
- Phone: 1300 659 467 (24 hour service)
- Website: http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
- The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia. People who are not linked in with current professional support can also access up to six sessions of ongoing counselling with the same counsellor at times scheduled to suit you.
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
- Phone: 1800 011 046
- Website: http://at-ease.dva.gov.au
- The VVCS provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans and peacekeepers and their families and is run by qualified psychologists or social workers. Visit the website for more information about mental health and online resources.
- Phone: 1300 364 100 (24 hour service; local call cost within SA only)
- Website: http://www.parenting.sa.gov.au/helpline/
- The Parent Helpline provides telephone information and support for parents in South Australia, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
- Phone: 1300 131 719 (24 hour service; local call within SA only)
- Website: http://www.cyh.com/SubContent.aspx?p=187
- Provides specialised help for young people aged 12 to 25 years in South Australia, and is staffed by health professionals who are trained and experienced in working with young people.
University of Adelaide
- Phone: (08) 8313 5663
- Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/counselling_centre/
- Phone: (08) 8201 2118
- Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/current-students/healthandcounselling/counsel.cfm
University of South Australia
- Phone: (08) 8302 2330 or 1300 657 122 – City East campus
- Phone: (08) 8302 0002 or 1300 656 377 – City West campus
- Phone: (08) 8302 4423 or 1300 657 144 – Magill campus
- Phone: (08) 8302 5006 or 1300 657 133 – Mawson Lakes campus
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://w3.unisa.edu.au/counsellingservices/
Centre for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression, University of Adelaide
- Phone: (08) 8222 8100
- Website: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/psychology/clinic/CTAD/index.html
- The Centre offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people suffering anxiety and depression.
Flinders University Psychology Clinic
- Phone: (08) 8201 2311 (Thursday & Friday only)
- Website: https://socsci.flinders.edu.au/psyc/resources/clinic.php
- The Flinders University Psychology Clinic provides assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in adults, and anxiety and stress problems in children and adolescents. Services are provided by postgraduate clinical psychology trainees and supervised by the senior clinical psychologist.
University of SA Psychology Clinic
- Phone: (08) 8302 4875
- Email: PsychologyClinic@unisa.edu.au
- Website: http://www.unisa.edu.au/education-arts-and-social-sciences/psychology-social-work-and-social-policy/facilities-and-services/
- The Psychology Clinic offers affordable psychological services and counselling of a high standard to the general public. Services are by appointment and do not require a medical referral. The Psychology Clinic is staffed by trainees enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and other postgraduate programs. Qualified academic staff and clinical psychologists supervise the work of the trainees in the Clinic.
- Website: http://www.beacon.anu.edu.au
- Provides consumers and professionals with information about e-health online applications for mental health and physical health disorders. Websites throughout the world are reviewed and ranked by a panel of health experts. Consumers can also submit rankings and comments. Beacon is developed and delivered by the ANU National Institute for Mental Health Research.
e-couch Personal Self Help
- Website: http://www.ecouch.anu.edu.au
- An interactive, evidence-based, self help program that includes modules for depression, social anxiety and generalised anxiety, divorce and relationship breakdown, and bereavement and loss. It provides self help interventions drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity. e-couch is developed and delivered by the ANU National Institute for Mental Health Research.
- Phone: 1800 464 800
- Website: http://www.jobaccess.gov.au
- Provides advice on matters relating to the employment of people with a disability, including those with mental health conditions. The website includes information on practical workplace solutions to overcome barriers in the workplace as well as access to the Australian Government funding via the Workplace Modification Scheme.
MoodGYM Training Program
- Website: http://www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
- An interactive, evidence-based program for depression which incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy. Research has found MoodGYM to be helpful in reducing symptoms of depression in users (See Online Prevention). MoodGYM is developed and delivered by the ANU National Institute for Mental Health Research.
Suicide Prevention Australia
- Website: http://suicidepreventionaust.org
- SPA is a non-profit, non-government organisation working as a public health advocate in suicide prevention. The website provides information and resources for people who are feeling suicidal, helping someone at risk of suicide, people moving forward after a suicide attempt, and bereavement support for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. SPA has also produced a DVD to help men living in rural Australia.
Centacare PACE Support Services
- Phone: 1800 809 304
- Website: http://programs.centacare.org.au/pace/
- This service is for individuals living with panic anxiety, obsessive compulsive and eating disorders, and those that support them. It provides the following services free of charge to all ages: telephone support, brief face to face support, information and strategies, online support for those in rural or isolated locations, referral pathways, advocacy supports, access to lived experience peer workers, and regular newsletters.
Mental Health Coalition of South Australia
- Phone: (08) 8212 8873
- Website: http://mhcsa.org.au/
- Is the peak body for the non-government mental health sector in South Australia. The Coalition runs projects on training/sector development, service integration, quality management and industry development. The Coalition is also working to reduce stigma and increase awareness through coordinating and promoting Mental Health Week activities in SA.
Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia
- Phone: (08) 8378 4100
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.mifsa.org/
- Provides information, education and support for people with mental illness and carers. Their services also include a library facility, face-to-face and telephone support, mentoring and education programs, support groups, an activity centre, and accommodation support.
- Website: http://www.mindaustralia.org.au/
- Provides services to support people who are living with a mental illness and people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Young adult health
- Website: http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=240&np=298&id=2011
- Information about who to contact in South Australia if you are suffering from post-natal depression.
Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre
- Free call: 1800 052 222 (National)
- Emergency respite: 1800 059 059
- Website: http://www9.health.gov.au/ccsd/
- Provides free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available anywhere within Australia.
Carers South Australia
- Phone: (08) 8291 5600 | Free call: 1800 242 636 (National Carer Advisory & Counselling Service)
- Website: http://carers-sa.asn.au/
- Offers carer information, support, and counselling.
LivingWorks Suicide Intervention Training
- Website: http://www.lifeline.org.au/learn_more/livingworks/
- LivingWorks is a Lifeline national service. It provides community training to equip people to help persons at risk of suicide keep safe and access further support.
Mental Health First Aid
- Website: https://www.mhfa.com.au
- Provides first aid courses focussing on mental health issues, including depression and suicide intervention training. Visit the website for first aid strategies for helping someone going through a mental health crisis.
The Black Dog Institute maintains a list of organisations that run or coordinate mental health support groups in South Australia, available at: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/gettinghelp/supportgroups.cfm#SOUTH
Alternatively, contact the Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia on (08) 8378 4100 and ask about support services available in South Australia.
- Phone: (03) 8298 9299 | Free call: 1800 558 268
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.grow.org.au
- A self help organisation for people who suffer from depression and other mental illnesses. GROW is based on a 12 step self-help program. Members meet weekly.
Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
- Website: http://www.aa.org.au
- A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Partners in Depression (PiD)
- Website: http://www.partnersindepression.com.au
- A six-session education and support group program for people who love, live with or care for someone experiencing depression. PiD is an initiative of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health and was developed in conjuction with beyondblue: the national depression initiative.