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Directory last reviewed: 10 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.
WA Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)
- Phone: 1300 555 788 (Metropolitan areas) | Free call: 1800 676 822 (Peel callers)
Rurallink Psychiatric Emergency Team
- Free call: 1800 552 002 | TTY: 1800 720 101 (rural WA only)
Samaritans Suicide Emergency line (country)
- Free call: 1800 198 313
Crisis Care Helpline
- Phone: (08) 9223 1111 | Free call: 1800 199 008 (country)
Government mental health services are provided through community mental health units, hospitals and community health centres. Community based mental health services are spread throughout the metropolitan area and in country locations. These clinics and centres have professional staff including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, clinical psychologists and occupational therapists to provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and ongoing support.
To find information and contact details for mental health services available in Western Australia, visit the mental health service directory at http://www.mentalhealth.wa.gov.au/getting_help/directory.aspx
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: (08) 9223 1100 or 1800 643 000 (for STD callers) (24 hour service)
- 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.
Parenting WA Line
- Phone: (08) 6279 1200 (metropolitan areas) or 1800 654 432 (for STD callers) (24 hour service)
- Provides information and guidance on issues faced by parents.
Curtin University of Technology
- Phone: (08) 9266 7850 | Free call: 1800 651 878
- Website: http://life.curtin.edu.au/health_wellbeing/counselling_services.htm
Edith Cowan University
- Phone: (08) 9370 6706
- Website: http://intranet.ecu.edu.au/student/support/counselling
- Phone: (08) 9360 1227
- Website: http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Health-and-happiness/Get-help-or-advice/
University of Notre Dame
- Phone: (08) 9433 0580 – Fremantle campus
- Website: http://www.nd.edu.au/fremantle/current-students/student-services/counsellingservice.shtml
University of Western Australia
- Phone: (08) 6488 2423
- Website: http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/counselling
Centre for Clinical Interventions
- Phone: (08) 9227 4399
- Website: www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/treatment/index.cfm
- Offers free, state-wide clinical service for adults suffering from anxiety, mood and eating disorders. A referral using the Centre for Clinical Interventions referral form is required.
Curtin University of Technology Interprofessional Health and Wellness Centre
- Phone: (08) 9266 3436
- Website: http://healthsciences.curtin.edu.au/clinical_services/index.cfm
- Curtin University of Technology offer three clinics – stuttering clinic (speech pathology), adult psychology clinic, and child psychology clinic. Psychological services are provided by Clinical Psychology Trainees undertaking supervised advanced postgraduate training and practice in Clinical Psychology.
ECU Psychological Services Centre
- Phone: (08) 9301 0011
- Website: http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/psychology-and-social-science/facilities
- The ECU Psychological Services Centre provides psychological services to the general public. The clinic is staffed by postgraduates studying Clinical and Clinical/Forensic Psychology at Masters and Doctoral level. All of these trainees undertake their first practical placement at the clinic, under intensive supervision.
JOC Perth Wellness and Recovery
- Website: http://joc.com.au
- JOC Wellness and Recovery services are for individuals living with mental illness who require support in relation to community living, education, employment, and management of their wellbeing. Entry to the service is initiated by referral. The referral form is completed by a GP or mental health professional.
Murdoch Psychology Clinic
- Phone: (08) 9360 2570 or (08) 9360 6234
- Website: www.psychology.murdoch.edu.au/clinic/clinichome.html
- The Murdoch Psychology Clinic provides a clinical service for people who are experiencing a range of problems. Clients are seen by psychology trainees who are supervised closely by staff with Clinical Psychology qualifications.
Robin Winkler Clinic – University of Western Australia
- Phone: (08) 6488 2644
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.psychology.uwa.edu.au/community/clinic
The Robin Winkler Clinic provides individual and group therapy for adults, children, and adolescents of all backgrounds with a wide range of difficulties. It is staffed by people trained in psychology and now being supervised as part of their postgraduate training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia.
- 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.
- Website: http://www.headspace.org.au
- Provides information and assistance for young people experiencing mental health and/or substance issues and their families. Headspace sites are available in Fremantle, the Kimberley, and the Great Southern regions.
Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia Inc
- Phone: (08) 9228 0022
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.mifwa.org.au/
- Offers comprehensive information and support services to people with mental illness, their carers, families and friends.
Western Australia Association for Mental Health
- Phone: (08) 9420 7277
- Website: http://waamh.org.au
- A mental health advocacy group representing non-government not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia.
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.
ARAFMI Mental Health Carers & Friends Association (WA) Inc
- Phone: (08) 9427 7100 (Perth) | Free call: 1800 811 747 (Rural areas)
- Website: http://www.arafmi.asn.au
- An association for carers of people with a mental illness.
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.
Mental Health Station
- Phone: 0414 636 459 or 0468 558 181
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.makingsenseofmentalhealth.org
- Provides workshops and training in Mental Health First Aid, and yoga and mindfulness.
The Black Dog Institute maintains a list of organisations that run or coordinate mental health support groups in Western Australia, available at: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/gettinghelp/supportgroups.cfm#WA
Alternatively, search the ConnectGroups directory at www.connectgroups.org.au/modules/directory/search.php?pg=support-groups/find-support-group to find a support group in your area. You can also contact ConnectGroups on 1800 195 575 (free call).
- Phone: (08) 9228 1411 | Free call: 1800 558 268
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- Phone: (08) 9263 2143 (East Perth) or (08) 9301 8500 (Joondalup)
- Website: http://www.anglicarewa.org.au/relationships/counselling/menstime.aspx
- The MensTime program provides relationship counselling, support and referrals.
Raphael Centre Pre and Postnatal Support Group
- Website: http://www.sjog.org.au/other_services/raphael_centres/services.aspx
- Visit the above webpage for details about services provided by St John of God Hospital for women and their families affected by PND.
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.