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Need support?

It can be confronting to read about issues relating to mental health, including information in the National Stigma Report Card

Do you need to talk or connect with someone? Support is available through the services below:

SANE peer support

Whether you live with complex mental health issues, or are a friend, family member or carer, you can connect with people who ‘get it’ 24/7 through the SANE Forums

The Forums are moderated by mental health professionals, but the real support comes from connecting with one another.

Crisis support

If you, or someone you care for, is experiencing emotional distress, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 at any time (24/7).

You can also connect with a crisis supporter via the webchat at from 7pm to midnight AEDT every night. 

If you are in a situation that is harmful or life-threatening, call emergency services immediately on triple zero (000). 


Self-help information and advice

Access trustworthy, easy-to-read, evidence-based information on complex mental health issues in SANE Austalia’s factsheets and guides whenever you need to.

SANE counselling support

To talk to a mental health professional, call the SANE Helpline on 1800 187 263 Monday to Friday from 10am–10pm AEDT or book a call here.

You can email to receive a response from the SANE Help Centre team within 48 hours.

Or connect with a mental health professional Monday to Friday, 10am–10pm AEDT via the SANE Help Centre webchat.

Alternatively, you can visit the SANE Help Centre website.