General counselling and mental health services. For services specific to Youth & Children, please see the Youth & Children page. Please also see other pages for services specific to an issue (e.g Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault)
After-Hours Suicide Support Line
Ph: 1800 859 585
ALIVE – Suicide Prevention and Intervention Program
ALIVE aims to decrease the incidence of suicide and self-harm behaviour in the community by providing a safe, non-judgemental support service if you are at risk. The program provides up to three months of mind care support as needed, with the aim to further link you onto ongoing counselling services and programs.
Call us on 1800 719 619 for ALIVE and mind care services in your area.
Our Relationship Counsellors are trained professionals who can assist with a wide variety of issues. Counselling can be provided to individuals, couples or whole families if necessary. We offer telephone counselling for people who cannot attend a session, including those who live in rural or remote regions.
ARBOR stands for Active Response Bereavement Outreach. It offers short-medium term counselling, referral, volunteer peer support and support groups to people who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Beyond Blue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Centrecare is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to stengthen people and communities through the provision of professional socal services, inspired by compassion and recognition for human dignity. Centrecare run a variety of programs including support for people affected by problem gambling, counselling services, groups and workshops and seminars focussing on a variety of issues.
Consumer health services directory – Mental Health
List of services provided through community mental health units, hospitals and community health centres.
Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. It operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Ph: 1800 199 008
Gambling Help WA is a free service for people with gambling problems, their partners and families. It offers a supportive environment in which to talk about the impact that gambling has on their lives as well as the opportunity to learn new ways to manage behavior.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Ph: 1800 858 858
Head to Health
Australia has great mental health services and resources, but it can be tough finding the ones that suit you best. Head to Health gives you a bird’s eye view on the topic of mental health with sections on meaningful life, mental health difficulties, supporting yourself, and supporting someone else.
Lifeline WA delivers services that aim to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and create opportunities for emotional wellbeing. Lifeline WA believes that suicide is preventable and that by connecting people with care that helps them through a period of emotional crisis, vulnerable people can be kept safe.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone 13 11 14
Living Proud LGBTI Community Services of WA
Living Proud is the WA partner for QLife. QLife if a national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) counselling and referral service. QLife provides a nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based service to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and well-being.
QLife helps callers with a range of issues relating to sexuality and gender, including coming out, as well as more general issues, such a relationship problems or simply a safe space to chat.
This service is often the first point of contact for people who are coming out, but it is available to anyone, no matter how they identify. Our service is also increasingly being used by the friends and family of LGBTIQ people and mainstream service providers who are seeking accurate information and referral options for their relatives, friends or patients.
The service is confidential and staffed by trained peer volunteers. The phone line runs between 3:00 pm and 12:00 am daily. Online web chat support is also available during these times.
QLife Telephone Counselling Line: 1800 184 527
To access QLife’s web chat service visit qlife.org.au.
Mental Health Commission
The Mental Health Commission funds the provision of support services and programs to the community, but also directly provides some services, as follows:
Next Step Alcohol and Drug Services
Alcohol and Drug Support Lines
Prevention campaigns and programs
Community mental health step up/step down services
The best thing is to find a service that meets your needs. Go to the Getting help page for more information about the range of services available across Western Australia.
In an emergency call 000 or visit your local emergency department.
Mental Health Emergency Response Line
Clinicians at MHERL provide assessment, specialist intervention and support for people experiencing a mental health emergency and if required, referral to a local mental health service.
24 hours 7 days a week.
Metro: 1300 555 788
Peel: 1800 676 822
MIFWA is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing information and a comprehensive and integrated range of support services to people with mental illness as well as their carers, families and friends who have an interest in caring for a person with a mental illness.
Moorditj Yarning is an Aboriginal-specific program of Relationships Australia WA. Counsellors have strong experience working with alcohol and drug problems, other health concerns such as diabetes, family and relationship issues, grief, loss and domestic violence.
Yarning about things worrying you is often healing, so please call 1300 364 277.
Relief in times of crisis and care when it’s needed most. Red Cross is there for people in need, no matter who you are, no matter where you live. The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement helps tens of millions of people around the world each year, caring for local communities in Australia and further afield.
Relationships Australia (WA) is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliation. Services are for people from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, gender or sexual preference. It does not matter whether you are single, married, divorced, living together or in a same-sex relationship. Committed to enhancing the lives of communities, families and individuals and supporting positive and respectful relationships.
Offering a range of services: Aged Care, Mental Health, People with Disability, Youth, Care Givers and Housing.
Ruah has a long history empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged people to create meaningful change in their lives through provision of quality support services.
The majority of mental health and wellness services are free and funded by the State and Federal Governments, including NDIS, Recreation Services, Wellness Recovery Action Plan and Recovery Support. These services provide personalised recovery support to improve quality of life, relationships and wellbeing.
Samaritans is a not for profit organisation working on reducing the suicide rate and promoting the importance of mental health. When you are struggling, you can talk to Samaritans in your own words without fear of judgement, labels, diagnosis or advice. Volunteers are trained to provide emotional support and can help you explore your options to come up with solutions.
Offering 24/7 Anonymous Crisis Support – call 135 247
Workpower Community Support and Respite
Workpower is the social enterprise of choice, passionate about providing a world of opportunity for people of all abilities, committed to designing and offering individually-focused and flexible services and support, with a diverse range of commercial businesses, employment programs and innovative community-based services.