It's always ok to reach out. It's important to look after yourself, your wellbeing and mental health. Remember there are people who can support you if life is feeling a bit rough.
This page provides emergency numbers and links to some great organisations who are ready to help you with whatever you're facing.
In an emergency contact 000 or seek your nearest emergency department.
La Trobe University Wellbeing and Crisis Lines
Bundoora: (03) 9479 2956
Bendigo: (03) 5444 7223
Albury Wodonga: (02) 6024 9627
Shepparton: (03) 5820 8631
Mildura: (03) 5051 4083
Sydney: (02) 9397 7600
___________________________________________________________________________LTU Crisis line provide free out of hours mental health and wellbeing support for La Trobe University students and staff. These services are offered 5PM until 9AM weekdays, 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. This service is not campus specific.
Phone: 1300 146 307
Text: 0488 884 100
___________________________________________________________________________Speak Up is a free service for students who experience, or witness unacceptable or concerning behaviour to seek advice, support or referrals. They work in areas of bullying and harassment, sexual harm, family violence, stalking and threats. To learn more about Speak Up, follow the link above.
Phone: 03 9479 8988
Phone: 1800 55 1800
___________________________________________________________________________Free 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services for all ages. Online chat available 7pm until 12am AEST.
Phone: 13 11 14
___________________________________________________________________________Free professional counselling 24 hours a day 7 days a week to people who are affected by suicide. Online chat and video chat available at all times.
Phone: 1300 659 467
Phone: 1300 224 636
___________________________________________________________________________Headspace are the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, their website offers a variety of resources and information on all kinds of issues relating to mental health, relationships, study, growing up and adulthood, gender and identity, work and coping with current events. They offer online counselling from 9am until 1am (AEST) and have many physical centres around Melbourne and regional Victoria. They are a free service, and offer online forums for discussion, as well as in person counselling.
___________________________________________________________________________SANE Australia is a national mental health charity specialising in complex mental health issues. they focus on providing support, research and advocacy for those affected by complex mental health issues. They offer online chat and a free call phone service to provide information, support and referral.
Phone: 1800 187 263
___________________________________________________________________________MensLine Australia is a phone and online counselling service for men with emotional, mental health and relationship concerns. They are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Their website has information on wellbeing, family violence, fathers and relationships.
Phone: 1300 789 978
___________________________________________________________________________The Black Dog Institute are an institute dedicated to researching Depression. Their website is full of resources on depression and seeking help
___________________________________________________________________________The Butterfly Foundation are a foundation for eating disorders and body image related issues. They offer over the phone and online counselling and support services for those experiencing body image related issues and eating disorders. Their website has resources and information for understanding these issues.
Phone: 1800 334 673
Phone: 13 22 89
___________________________________________________________________________1800 Respect offer support for you, or if someone you know are experiencing sexual assult or domestic and family violence. The free service is available for all ages, and have online text chat available.
Phone: 1800 737 732
___________________________________________________________________________Reach Out is an online mental health organisation for young people and their parents/guardians. They have resources on a significant number of everyday problems and stressors with tips, tricks and information. They offer one-on-one support sessions for parents.
Phone: 1800 737 732
___________________________________________________________________________Gamblers help provide confidential advice and assistance with gambling problems. They can help identify if there is a problem or harm occurring, and how to help you regain control.
Youthline (Under 25s): 1800 262 376
Over 25s: 1800 858 858
Phone: 13 78 48
Phone: 1800 184 527
___________________________________________________________________________Minus 18 are an LGBTQIA+ advocacy network for LGBTQIA+ young people. They have immense resources, events and training available on their website about all issues for LBGTQIA+ young people.
___________________________________________________________________________YGENDER is a peer led social support and advocacy group for trans/gender diverse young people.
Phone: 1300 60 60 24
___________________________________________________________________________The National Relay Service (NRS) is a government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.
Internet Relay Service
___________________________________________________________________________The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Home Affairs for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.