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Crisis Counselling Services

Crisis counselling phone services

Doctors' Health SA - 24/7 Support Line 8366 0250

  • Available to medical practitioners and medical students

Crisis Care Unit phone 13 16 11

  • Counselling and practical help for individuals and families in any type of crisis.
  • Available 4pm–9am Monday to Friday and 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Lifeline phone 13 11 14

Lifeline provides confidential telephone counselling. The free service:

  • Is staffed by trained volunteers who are supported by professional staff
  • Provides advice on relationship problems and personal wellbeing
  • Helps people who may be thinking about suicide
  • Is available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Website www.lifeline.org.au

Living Hope phone 8277 4033

  • Counselling for people with any type of crisis.
  • Filipino, Greek and Italian interpreters can be arranged.

Alcohol and drugs

Al-Anon and Alateen phone 8231 2959

  • Support for people affected by the alcohol problems of relatives or friends.

Alcoholics Anonymous phone 8346 3255

  • Counselling and support if you have an alcohol problem.
  • www.aa.org.au

Alcohol and Drug Information Service phone 1300 13 13 40

  • Counselling service for people with drug and alcohol problems and their family and friends.
  • www.dassa.sa.gov.au

Narcotics Anonymous phone 8272 8228

  • Support for people affected by the drug problems of relatives or friends.
  • www.naranon.com.au

Families

Domestic Violence Helpline phone 1800 800 098

  • Counselling for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends.
  • Counselling for people who commit domestic violence.
  • 1800 Respect support services - www.1800respect.org.au

Gambling Helpline phone 1800 060 757

Protection and safety

Victim Support Service phone 8231 5626 – country callers phone 1800 182 368

  • Counselling and information for people who have been a victim of crime.
  • 9am–5pm Monday–Friday.
  • www.victimsa.org

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service phone 8226 8787 (country callers 1800 817 421)

  • Emergency medical and counselling services for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
  • Yarrow Place can help you report assault to the police, but you do not have to involve the police.
  • www.yarrowplace.sa.gov.au

Men’s Help

MensLine Australia phone 1300 78 99 78

  • A unique telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
  • Available 24/7
  • www.mensline.org.au
You can call DHSA at any time (24/7) on 8366 0250 for urgent, confidential advice. You will speak with one of our experienced and caring General Practitioners.