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Other Support Services

Alcohol and Drugs: The Alcohol and Drug Foundation

  • The Alcohol and Drug Foundation can help find help for you or a loved one experiencing harm from alcohol or other drugs. Call 1300 85 85 84 or visit

Body Image: The Butterfly Foundation

  • Butterfly Foundation's National Helpline is a free, confidential service that provides information, counselling and treatment referral for people with eating disorders, and body image and related issues. Call 1800 33 4673 or visit:

Family Violence

If you are in currently experiencing family violence, there are numerous support services available: 

  • 1800 Respect (National Counselling Service) - 1800 737 732 (24 hrs per day/7 days per week) or website here
  • Safe Steps Family Violence Resource Centre (VIC) – 1800 015 188 (24-hour hotline) or website here 
  • White Ribbon Australia – Domestic Violence Hotlines here and Local State Support Services here 
  • EDVOS Family Violence Support Services – 03 9259 4200 or website here
  • Safe Futures – 1800 015 155 (Family Violence Crisis accommodation) here

Gambling Help

  • Call Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Online help and details of state services are available at the Gambling Help Online website 


Kids/Teens/Young People

  • Kids Helpline is a 24-hour telephone service that is available for young people (aged 5 to 25) who need advice, counselling, or just someone to talk to. Call 1800 55 1800 or webchat 24/7: Visit the website here 

  • eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends. Call 1800 650 890, 9am – 1am AEST / 7 days a week, chat online or email.


  • QLife is a counselling and referral service for LGBTIQ+ individuals: call 1800 184 527 (3pm to midnight daily) or chat online. Visit:
  • More support services here


  • Menline Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime. Call 1300 78 99 78 or visit

New and Expectant Parents

Mental Health  

  • SANE Australia provides support to anyone in Australia affected by complex mental health issues, as well as their friends, family members and health professionals. Call 1800 18 7263, 10am – 10pm AEST (Mon – Fri), or chat online at:
  • Head to Health (phoneline and hubs)
  • When a Victorian resident calls HeadtoHealth, they will receive free advice and support from an experienced mental health professional to find the best ways to get the help they need, by:
    •  connecting with suitable existing services
    • receiving care at a HeadtoHealth hub, either onsite or through telehealth
    • connecting them to a specialist or an acute mental health service, incl. emergency care.
    • Call 1800 595 212 or visit:


Relationship Support

Veterans and Families Counselling

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