Phone lines, online programs and apps can help with managing common mental health concerns. They don’t replace face-to-face therapy but they can be really useful if you are waiting to see a doctor or psychologist. Your GP or psychologist might also suggest a program that could work well for your situation, and check in with you about your progress.
Lifeline offer 24/7 confidential crisis support by trained volunteers. Online support is also available from 7pm to 12am every day, but if you’re in a crisis it’s important to use the phone line instead.
MensLine provide 24/7 info, support and referrals for men with family and relationship concerns. The phone line is staffed by qualified professionals experienced in men’s issues. Counselling can also be provided online or via video 24/7.
NSW Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511
The NSW Mental Health Line is a 24/7 phone service. Trained mental health clinicians will ask questions about your situation and refer you to the most appropriate help. They can provide advice about symptoms, urgency and info about local service providers.
The Suicide Callback Service provides 24/7 phone support and counselling for anyone affected by suicide. Professional counsellors with specialist skills and knowledge can provide ongoing counselling or referrals to other services (these sessions can also be via video or online chat). If you’re in a crisis situation please call the telephone helpline.
ifarmwell A free online program for farmers to cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day. Has great tips for reducing stress and is based on what farmers have said they want help with.
HeadGear HeadGear is a free app for adults working in male-dominated industries to check and improve mental fitness. Available on App Store (iPhones) and Google Play (Android Phones).
Mental Health Online Mental Health Online offers a range of online services and programs for generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. All programs are free and you get the option of using a therapist-assisted program where can be in contact with an online therapist.
Mindspot Clinic A free online program which provides safe mental health and wellbeing treatments for anxiety and depression. It’s also the only free online treatment which gives the opportunity to be contacted weekly by a therapist.
Moodgym Moodgym is an online self-help book which helps you to learn and practice skills to manage anxiety and depression. It’s free, anonymous and confidential.
myCompass myCompass is a free online self-help program which can help you to work through stress, anxiety and depression. Treatment is personalised and delivered entirely online.