Australia's crisis services numbers
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Australia’s crisis services
People with and without ME/CFS and long COVID go through difficult times at one point or another. It is important not to give up hope and to seek help if you need support.
While forum members are here to help and support one another it is important to seek help and speak to a professional when life becomes overwhelming.
You can seek immediate help through one of the following organisations.
Lifeline operates an online forum hosted by SANE Australia which is moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals: https://www.lifeline.org.au/real-experiences/discussion-forums/
The Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 provides immediate support to anyone feeling suicidal. In addition, they can provide ongoing support with up to six telephone counselling sessions.
The Suicide Call Back Service also offers online counselling via messaging / chat: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/phone-and-online-counselling/
Additional Australian crisis services available for support
Phone: 24 hours 7 days per week
13 11 14
Text: 6pm – midnight AEDT 7 nights per week
0477 13 11 14
Chat online Crisis Chat 7pm - midnight AEST
Phone: 24 hours/7 days
1300 22 4636
Veterans Support Service - 24 hours 7 days per week
1800 011 046
1800 551 800
free support and counselling for people 12-25
1800 650 890
Family Relationship Advice Line
Phone: 8am to 8pm Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm Sat
1800 050 321
1800 RESPECT: Sexual Assault, Domestic or Family Violence and Abuse
Phone: 1800 737 732
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
QLife: anonymous and free LGBTIQ+ 3pm to midnight everyday
Phone 1800 184 527
While we recognise that many people may experience finding understanding medical practitioners difficult at times, we encourage you to connect with your doctor if you are struggling. Your doctor is the best professional to support you develop a mental health care plan.