Support for mental health

Life doesn’t always go according to plan

Mental health or drug and alcohol concerns can happen to anyone, and it can strongly affect a person's behaviour, physical health, relationships, ability to do work, and even their feelings and perceptions of the world. With the right support, things can improve.

If you or someone you know needs support, there are options available, and you can reach out, at any time.

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BECOME SUICIDE AWARE, COMPLETE QPR TRAINING

Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training, is a FREE one-hour online course to learn the 3 simple steps to help save a life from suicide. It will provide you with:

  • knowledge and skills to identify warning signs that somebody may be suicidal
  • confidence to talk to them about suicidal thoughts
  • ability to connect them with professional care.

Claim your FREE QPR license and complete online training here. Or to find out more about QPR training and becoming suicide aware, click here.

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TALK TO SOMEONE YOU TRUST INCLUDING YOUR DOCTOR

When you are experiencing stress or worry, or feeling overwhelmed, it can help to talk about what you are going through.

Talking to people you trust can be a good source of support. If you are not comfortable doing this, there are other people that can help including your doctor.

Your doctor will also be able to advise you about online therapies and self-help options available near you.

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DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH COACH

The Clevertar app is an evidence-based approach to making positive changes in your life. If you're experiencing worries or low mood, this 12-week tailored program can help you improve how you feel.

Choose an avatar to gently guide you through the program and check in to see how you're going. Watch an introductory video here and to get started:

  • download the app by searching for 'Clevertar' in the Apple store or Google Play
  • open the app and tap 'Create Account'
  • enter the invitation code: wellbeing
  • complete the registration details and get started!

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH GATEWAY

Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

If you’re trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, phone supports, and treatment options as well as a range of digital information resources.

Visit www.headtohealth.gov.au to find out more.

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FIND LOCAL SUPPORT FUNDED BY COORDINARE

Mental health and suicide prevention is a key priority area for COORDINARE. Our organisation funds services that are in line with an evidence-based, localised stepped care approach.

To find out more about the services we fund, go to our Mental health and suicide prevention page.

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CALL A CRISIS HELPLINE

Lifeline 
13 11 14 lifeline.org.au
Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636 beyondblue.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467 suicidecallbackservice.org.au
MensLine Australia
1300 789 978 mensline.org.au
QLife
1800 184 527 qlife.org.au
Mental Health Line NSW 
1800 011 511

For more helplines, click here.

N.B. This campaign has been localised by COORDINARE. It is based on a similar campaign by Murrumbidgee PHN and we thank them for allowing us to do this.

Remember to call 000 in an emergency or visit your nearest Emergency Department for a serious illness or injury.