Addiction and Mental Health Helplines in Australia

Drug and Alcohol helplines in Australia

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Alcoholics Anonymous Australia

Alcoholics Anonymous in Australia

This website will give you an idea of what Alcoholics Anonymous may be able to offer you. But to understand how AA works, you will need to go to some AA meetings and meet people like yourself who had a problem with alcohol but are now recovering. You will meet hundreds of them who are now living happy, fulfilling lives without alcohol.

AA is an informal society of more than 2 million recovering alcoholics throughout the world. In Australia, there are about 18,000 members. They meet in over 2000 local meetings spread around the country. Meetings range in size from a handful in some localities to a hundred or more in larger communities.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Australia

Alcoholics Anonymous has many AA members and service committees who are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholics Anonymous. AA has a long history of cooperating but not affiliating with outside organisations and being available to provide AA meetings or information about AA upon request.

For professionals working with people who have special needs they have AA material and literature in Braille, a video in Auslan (Australian Sign Language), easy-to-read larger print pamphlets, and much more.

Alcoholics Anonymous Main Helpline - 1300 222 222

* Queensland, Brisbane - 10am–10pm, 7 days a week: (07) 3255 9162
* South Australia, Adelaide - 24 Hour Helpline: (08) 8221 6999
* New South Wales, Albury - 24 Hour Helpline: 0411 960 692
* Victoria, Melbourne - 24 Hour Helpline (03) 9529 5948
* Northern Territory, Darwin District - (08) 8948 5202
* Australian Capital Territory - (02) 6287 3020
* Western Australia, Perth - (08) 9325 3566
* Tasmania, Hobart - (03) 6234 8711

Suicide Call Back Service in Australia

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide

Suicide Call Back Service in Australia

The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24 hour, nationwide service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling. You can call them anywhere and anytime on 1300 659 467.

There professionally trained counsellors have specialist skills in working with suicide-related issues and they can help you to work through the pain and distress you may be feeling.

Suicide Call Back Service offers crisis support to anyone in Australia who is aged 15 years and older.

The Suicide Call Back Service is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health

Helpline Contact - 1300 659 467

SANE Australia Mental Health Helpline

SANE Australia Mental Health Helpline

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

SANE Australia For Mental Health

SANE Forums A safe, anonymous community providing peer support for people living with mental illness, family, friends and carers

Help Centre A national online and Freecall service, providing information, support and referral to people concerned about mental illness.

Helpline Contact - 1800 18 7263

MindSpot Mental Health Helpline

MindSpot Mental Health Helpline

MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. They provide assessment and treatment courses, or they can help you find local services that can help

The MindSpot team comprises experienced and AHPRA-registered mental health professionals including psychologists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who are passionate about providing a free and effective service to people all over Australia. They have a dedicated IT team to ensure that this happens as securely and efficiently as possible.

MindSpot Mental Health Website

MindSpot is based at Macquarie University, Sydney. They are funded by the Australian Government and contracted by the Department of Health as a regulated clinical service.

There treatment courses are available to people aged 18 years and over, currently living in Australia, with symptoms of anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

Helpline Contact - 1800 61 44 34

Eating Disorders Helpline in Australia

The Butterfly National Helpline

The Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE, is a free and confidential service for anyone in Australia, providing information, counselling and treatment referral for eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and related issues.

There counsellors are professionally trained and experienced in supporting those affected by an eating disorder – the individual who is struggling with their journey, their carers and families, and their friends. They provide information, support and guidance on treatment options as well as referral pathways. They also provide information to health and other professionals.

The Butterfly National Website

To access the Butterfly National Helpline, please call 1800 33 4673. They also offer access to online counselling from there website or email They are available 8am to 12am AEST, 7 days a week.

If you require urgent help or assistance outside of that time, please call Lifeline on 13 11 44. In an emergency, please ring 000.

Helpline Contact - 1800 33 4673

Open Arms Veterans Families Counselling

Open Arms Veterans Families Counselling

The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) changed its name to Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling in October 2018.

Open Arms continues to provide the same professional, confidential service, with 24/7 support available to all current and ex-serving ADF members and their families.

Open Arms Veterans Families Counselling

Open Arms offers group treatment programs and educational workshops, relationship retreats, and suicide prevention workshops

Work with Australia's leading provider of clinical counselling services for the veteran community

24Hr Veterans Families Counselling Contact - 1800 011 046

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