Find a mental health service
Need help now? Call Triple Zero (000) or go to a hospital if you are in immediate danger.
If you or someone you care about is distressed, in crisis, suicidal or needs someone to talk to, help is available. The following services provide confidential, non-judgemental support.
Talk to your doctor about your concerns and ask for an assessment or referral. Some general practitioners (GPs) have additional training and expertise in mental health.
Phone the mental health access line 1300 MH CALL (1300 642255), a confidential mental health telephone triage service for Queenslanders that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services.
Phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for 24 hour assessment, referral, advice, and hospital and community health centre contact details.
Medicare rebates are available for a range of mental health treatments, including up to 10 individual consultations and up to 10 group therapy sessions with a mental health professional. You’ll need a referral from a general practitioner, psychiatrist or paediatrician to be eligible.
OnTrack is a free online treatment program that helps you self manage your recovery from depression. It focuses on practical things you can do to make things better and helps you to set goals.
MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of 5 modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.
The Mental Health Association of Queensland offers free online support services with a registered psychologist or social worker, accessed via online video chat.
Telephone counselling services
Counselling services for anyone at anytime.
Phone 13 11 14
Telephone and online counselling for young people aged 5-25.
Phone 1800 551 800
Information, advice and referral for mental illness.
Phone 1800 187 263
Information and referral for depression and anxiety.
Phone 1300 224 636
Support, counselling and education for parents.
Phone 1300 301 300
Peer counselling service for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and their families and friends.
Phone 1800 184 527 (3pm to midnight)
Mental health services for culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities.
Phone (07) 3848 1600
Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling (formerly known as Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service)
Counselling and group programs for Australian veterans, peacekeepers and their families.
Phone 1800 011 046
Support for family, friends and carers of people with mental illness.
Phone 1800 351 881
Telephone and online support, information and referral service to help men with relationship and other problems.
Phone 1300 789 978
Mental Health Association of Queensland
Access to support, information and referral to mental health-related services in your area, 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday.
Free 24/7 telephone and online counselling for anyone in northern Queensland aged 15 years and over.
Phone 1300 059 625
Connects you to an experienced mental health worker to find information and support.
Phone 1800 985 944 or go online.
- Self Help Queensland can help you find a support group in your area. Phone (07) 3344 6919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Mental Health Association of Queensland has a list of support groups operating in the Brisbane and Gold Coast region.
- Grow is Australia's leading mutual help program for people with a mental illness.
- Queensland Health offer mental health information and resources.
- Contact the Australian Counselling Association on 1300 784 333 to find a counsellor.
- Contact the Australian Psychological Society on 1800 333 497 to find a psychologist.
- Use the Lifeline service finder to find other free or low cost health and community services in your area.
- Enrol in a Mental Health First Aid course so you can help someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.