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Support & Crisis Services
Our team has compiled a list of external resources which provide additional mental health support
National Crisis and Support Lines
24/7 confidential support from a trained Lifeline crisis supporter.
Phone: 13 11 14
24/7 crisis support telephone service specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples which is run by First Peoples, for First Peoples. Phone: 13 92 76
Suicide Call Back Service
A nationwide service providing 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.
Phone: 1300 659 467
Call 24/7 to talk with a trained mental health professional.
Phone: 1300 224 636
Registered nurses are available 24/7 to provide health advice when you’re not sure what to do.
Phone: 1800 022 222
Support Lines & Counselling Services for the Health Workforce
Our Bush Support Line provides high-quality, free, confidential, 24/7 telephone support for the current
and emerging rural and remote health workforce, and their families.
Phone: 1800 805 391
Nurse & Midwife Support
24/7 support for nurses and midwives.
Phone: 1800 667 877
24 hour crisis support for doctors and medical students.
Phone: 1300 374 377
RACGP GP Support Program
24/7 support for GPs for traumatic incidents or crisis counselling. Face-to-face counselling also available.
Phone: 1300 361 008
Pharmacists’ Support Service
A free service run by pharmacists for pharmacists. Every day from 8am to 11pm AEST.
Phone: 1300 244 910
Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources and Information
CRANAplus has developed a series of resources, information and tools to support the mental health and wellbeing of the remote and rural health workforce.
WellMob produces social, emotional and cultural wellbeing online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
eMHprac connects health professionals to online programs, resources, primary care information and digital mental health resources. Head to their website.
Black Dog Institute provides research-informed mental health resources and support tools that are recommended by professionals. The associated TEN (The Essential Networks for Health Professionals) helps healthcare workers find resources and support to manage burnout and maintain good mental health.
Australian Psychological Society provides information and resources on varied psychology topics.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
This Way Up provides a suite of tailored online treatment courses.
Phoenix Australia, the Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, provides a range of resources, online training, and treatment guidelines for health practitioners.
Emerging Minds helps health professionals to connect with better mental health support and approaches for infants, children and families.
Head to Health offers over 500 digital mental health resources from trusted service providers to support your wellbeing and mental health.
Sleep Health Foundation has prepared a number of fact sheets about sleep-related topics.
Self Care for Health Workers
Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW Self-care Toolkit
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet —Taking Care of Yourself
CRANAplus Selfcare: Helpful Hints for Health Professionals
CRANAplus Self-Paced Online Course: Adapting Self-Care Practices During Clinical Placement
Life in Mind — A Guide to Self-care
Beyond Blue — Self-care Resources
#RuralHealthTogether provides rural health workers with self-care support and wellbeing-related information.
Feeling Deadly, Working Deadly: Indigenous Worker Wellbeing