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When you`re not travelling well

Sometimes life can overwhelm us...That doesn`t mean you have to suffer in silence.

Below are some links that may give you some support (Australia only).

Don`t feel self conscious about contacting any of them..we all need a helping hand sometimes.

Translating & Interpreting Service
131 450

Gain free access to a telephone or on-site interpreter in your own language. Immediate phone interpreting is available 24 hours, every day of the year, on 131 450.


Compassionate Friends.

Call 1800 671 621 (County Victoria and Tasmania only). 24 hour Grief support.


NSW :1800 671 621.

QLD: 07 3254 2585/1300 064 068 (24 hours).

WA: 08 6107 6257.

SA: 0456 820 133.

Helps with supporting people who have experienced a child bereavement.

National Association for Loss & Grief.

Call 02 9489 6644/02 6882 9222 (Head Office Dubbo). 0439 922 201 (Sydney).


Ph: 1300 845 745 (National Landline only).

Provides support to people experiencing loss and grief, at any stage in life. Also provides online counselling.

Red Nose Grief and Loss Support Line.

Freecall: 1300 308 307

A free bereavement support line for anyone affected by the unexpected death of a baby or child during birth, pregnancy or infancy, regardless of the cause. A trained volunteer parent is available to chat, advocate and assist with support and services.




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Suicide Call Back Service (

Call 1300 659467 (24/7). provides free phone, video & online counselling for anyone affected by suicide. 


13 11 14

Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14. 

Provides counselling and group support directly to those bereaved by suicide. 



Mental Health

Sane Australia. Call 1800 187 263

NSW Rural Mental Health Support. Call 1800 201 123.

Beyondblue ( Call 1300 22 4636.  24/7 telephone support & online chat (4 pm to 10 pm AEST).

Black Dog Institute (

Online tools on website (research on depression & bipolar).

SANE Australia

1800 18 7263

Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.

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MindSpot Clinic

1800 61 44 34

An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.'s-going-on/depression



Freecall: 1800 650 890
A free and confidential telephone and online service for young people aged 12-25. Qualified youth mental health professionals provide support to young people worried about their mental health or experiencing issues such as depression, bullying and isolation. Support is also available to concerned parents or carers.


Mindmatters (

Mindmatters is a mental health initiative for secondary schools that aims to

improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people.

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Inspire (

Youth beyondblue ( 1300 22 4636 (24 hours) and online chat (3pm to 12am).

Kids Help Line

1800 551 800

Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia. 


Dads and mums in Distress.

Call 02 6652 8113/1300 853 437.

Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm (NSW Timezone).This is operated by Parent`s Beyond Breakup is a national suicide prevention charity working in many communities across Australia focusing on separating families.


Relationship Australia

1300 364 277


Family Relationship Centre. (

Family Relationship Advice Line

1800 050 321

8am to 8pm Mon to Fri

10am to 4pm Saturday

(Except on Sunday`s and public holidays)

Interpreters available upon request.


Mum`s Cottage (Mothering

Companioning Mothers)

Call : 02 4953 4105/ 0401 171 644

Family Drug Support Australia

Freecall: 1800 050 321

A telephone support services for users, families and carers in crisis due to alcohol and other drug use.

Mensline Australia

1300 789 978

Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men. 

Children & Young Adults


Kids Help Line (5 to 25 years). Call 1800 551 800

Child Support Agency: Call 131 272.

Domestic Violence Line. Call 1800 656 463.


1800 650 890

Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.


Freecall:1800 695 463

A national relationships helpline for young people to talk to someone about the relationship issues they may be experiencing, or if they are unclear about where to draw the line between what is, or is not, a respectful relationship.


Youth Emergency Accommodation line (YEAL). Call 1800 152 157.

For under 18`s to find a safe place to sleep for the night. Has a daily updated list of places.

Link2home Homelessness

‍1800 152 152

From 9am to 10pm daily, Link2home provides callers with information, assessments and referrals to homelessness support and accommodation services across NSW.


Between the hours of 10 at night and 9 in the morning, Link2home provides information and assessment only and will refer people to emergency services if required. Referral to accommodation and support services is not possible during these hours.

Mission Australia-At risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness ?

For referrals to Mission Australia’s accommodation services, contact your relevant state-based information and referral services directly:

NSW/ACT – Link2home

1800 152 152

NT – ShelterMe

QLD – Homeless Hotline

1800 474 753

SA – Homelessness Gateway

1800 003 308

TAS – Housing Connect

1800 800 588

VIC – Crisis Accom. Service

1800 825 955

WA – Crisis Care

1800 199 008


Gay and Lesbian Counselling services.

Call 1800 184 527.

LGBTI Services: Another  Closet: ACON Anti-Violence

Call 1800 063 060.


About Out & Online.

Out & Online is an online program to improve wellbeing and reduce mental health symptoms in same-gender attracted youth aged 18-25 years. Out & Online provides early intervention for symptoms of anxiety and depression based on scientifically tested psychological treatment.


Program users receive access to interactive online material tailored to their symptoms, including videos, downloadable audios and tip sheets, online exercises and links to other services


QLife counselling services will be available 7 days a week, 365 days a year between the hours of 3pm – 12am Australia wide.  Phone counselling and web chat services will be provided by volunteers engaged in their home-state centres, with national support provided by a team of paid staff members. Mental Health and Referral information will be available via the web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Pflag Australia

02 9294 1002

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Safe Relationships Project

1800 244 481

Provides men and women who are experiencing domestic violence in same sex relationships with support, advocacy, referral and legal information. 

Youth Beyond Blue's-going-on/lgbti-communities.

The LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety Agreat resource which gives useful tips to avoid Cyberbullying and other issues.

Domestic Violence

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Violence Advocacy Service (DVAS).

Call 02 8745 6999/1800 810 784 . Phone advice and appointments for women.​

Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline

1800 019 123

Victims Services has a dedicated contact line for Aboriginal victims of crime who would like information on victims rights, how to access counselling and financial assistance.


Smartphone financial & personal safety app

Penda is a free, national app with legal, financial, and personal safety information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. Domestic violence service apps should only be downloaded if you have safe, secure control and access to your phone. 


Smartphone support services app

Daisy is an app developed to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area. The app includes safety features to help protect your privacy. However, domestic violence service apps are only recommended to those who have safe and secure access to their phone.

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia.

Call 1800 424 017.

Sexual Assault Counselling Australia.

Call 1800 211 028. (8am to 11pm AEST).

1800Respect is Australia's national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: 1800 737 732

Australian Childhood Foundation

1800 176 453/ 03 9874 3922

Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse. 
For information, email them at
For counselling services, call toll-free number 1800 176 453.

Blue Knot Foundation

1300 657 380

Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. Call 1300 657 380 between 9am-5pm for counselling services or email at

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1800 880 052

An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. 
Call the free hotline on 1800 880 052.

Bursting the Bubble

What's OK at Home?

This website for young people has been developed by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. It has been designed to help people understand what family violence is, why it happens, how to recognise it and how to help others who are experiencing it.

Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491

This service from No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence. 
Call 1300 766 491 if you would like help with male behavioural and relationship concerns.

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