Receive urgent help and support

Last updated: 
7 July 2020

Crisis support

If you or someone else is in crisis and needs immediate help, please call:

  • Triple zero (000) if you feel like you may hurt yourself or someone else
  • Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046
  • ADF Mental Health All-hours Support Line on 1800 628 036
  • Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14
  • 1800RESPECT, National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732

What support is available

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling

Provides 24-hour free counselling and support to you and your family.

ADF Mental Health All-hours Support Line

A confidential 24-hour telephone service for ADF members and their families.

Lifeline Australia

Provides free support services if you are in crisis and need to talk to someone.

1800RESPECT

Provides 24-hour counselling services to help you cope with sexual assault or violence.

Compass

Access support if you or someone you know experience elder abuse by calling 1800ELDERHelp on 1800 353 374.

Ex-service organisations

Connect with an ex-service organisation in your local area. These organisations may be able to provide you with support and resources.