Where can I go for help?

We hope that this research will inform new ways to improve the mental heath of Australians. However, given that this research deals with emotional issues, some participants may want more information or want to talk to a health professional. Your GP might be the first person to contact, or you could contact a counsellor or psychologist. Alternatively, a number of resources outlined below might provide additional support:


A free, confidential, anonymous 24-hour telephone counselling service for people of all ages.

T 13 11 14

Suicide call-back service

A free 24-hour call-back service.

T 1300 659 467

SANE Australia »

The website contains factsheets and other information about a range of mental health issues.

Helpline: 1800 187 263

BluePages »

The website has a comprehensive online source of information about depression.

MoodGYM »

The website is an Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for preventing depression.

Just Look database »

The website is a comprehensive online national database of low cost or free health and community services offered throughout Australia, provided by Lifeline.

For state or territory crisis services:

  • NSW: NSW Health or 1800 011 511
  • Victoria: Vic Health or 1300 651 251 (SuicideLine)
  • Queensland: Queensland Health or 13 43 25 (referral service)
  • Western Australia: WA Health or 1800 676 822 (metro) or 1800 552 002 (rural/remote)
  • South Australia: SA Health or 13 14 65 (crisis team)
  • Tasmania: Tasmania Health or 1800 332 388  (crisis team)
  • ACT: ACT Health or 1800 629 354  (crisis team)
  • Northern Territory: NT Health or 1800 682 288 (crisis team)

Feel free to also contact the researchers if you have any concerns about the study.