Mental health handy resources
Looking after our mental health is an important part of keeping healthy, especially when times are tough. If you, or someone you know, are in danger now please call 000 immediately. Otherwise, you can contact us on 13 78 24 if you would like to access our services.
Need someone to talk to?
- 13 11 14 – Lifeline Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention
- 1800 55 1800 – Kids Helpline
- 1300 78 99 76 – Mensline – emotional health and relationship support for men affected by or considering using violence. Advice about dealing with the stress and anxiety of Covid-19.
- 1300 659 467 – Suicide Call Back Service
- 1300 22 4636 – Beyond Blue
- 1800 011 046 – Open Arms – Mental health and wellbeing support for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families
Advice for friends, relatives and neighbours.
- Lifeline – Download their self-help toolkit for carers of people with mental illness
- Australian Red Cross – Ways to help families stay happy and hopeful during self-isolation
- Australian Red Cross – Defuse family tension and conflict
- Sane Australia – online resources that explain the impacts of mental illness on families, how to support someone with mental illness and how to look after yourself
- Helping Minds – Caring for a loved one with mental-ill health during COVID-19 – top tips to keep yourself and the person you care for stay calm and safe
Caring for your mental health.
- Ruah Mental Health and Wellness: Provides Information about how to access our services.
- Head to Health – The Australian Government’s new mental health portal offers information about maintaining good mental health and supporting children and loved ones. There is a section on domestic violence
- How are you feeling? Think Mental Health Check up Tool.
- Australian Psychological Society: Find a psychologist.
- Beyond Blue: Get immediate support.
- Headspace: How to get a mental health care plan.
- Headsup: Taking care of yourself and staying well.
- MyCompass: A personalised self-help tool for your mental health.
Protecting children’s mental health.
- The Respect Checklist: Checking in with your children about Family and Domestic Violence
- Family Court of Western Australia: Parenting arrangements, parenting plans and consent orders
- Patricia Giles Centre for Nonviolence: Counselling and programs for children aged 4-18 who have witnessed or experienced family violence. Phone 9300 0340
- Psychological first aid for young people
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Talking about suicide with friends and peers
More stories to inspire you.
- Lifeline stories from people who have experienced mental health issues.
- Collection of personal stories from Beyond Blue.
- Sane Forums – a space to share and read stories from people experiencing mental health issues and their carers.
Services for CALD groups.
- Multicultural Women’s Advocacy and Support: Phone (08) 9328 1200.
- Multicultural Services Centre of WA: Phone (08) 9328 2699.
- Centrelink: Multicultural and Multilingual Services Phone 131 202 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm).
- Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre: Phone (08) 9388 7455; free call 1800 659 921.
Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia: Phone (08) 9265 6666 (business hours) (08) 9265 6644 (after hours); free call: 1800 019 900
- Aboriginal Family Legal Services: Phone (08) 9355 1502; free call: 1800 469 246.
- Marnin Family Support and Legal Unit Phone: (08) 9191 5284.
- Yorgum Healing Services: Phone: (08) 9218 9477; free call: 1800 469 371.