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Crisis and Counselling Services

Crisis and counselling services

Doctors' Health SA - 24/7 Support Line - 8366 0250 - answered by GPs working at Doctors' Health SA - Available to medical practitioners and medical students, and concerned colleagues.

COVID-19 resources, information and supports go to our webpage here.

DRS4DRS 24/7 Mental Health Support Line - 1300 374 377 - answered by counsellors and psychologists

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

CRANA Bush Crisis Line

Toll free 24hr Telephone Counselling every day of the year - call 1800 805 391 - for ALL remote health workers/service providers and their families. Answered by psychologists.

Suicide Call Back Service 24/7

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide - phone 1300 659 467

Hand n Hand Peer Support for Health Professionals

Free, confidential peer support for health professionals in Australia and New Zealand - to connect to this service visit site here.

Find a Psychiatrist

You can access details of a psychiatrist near you via the RANZCP website here.

SA Regional Access (24/7 telephone & online counselling support to rural SA only)

Commissioned by the Country SA PHN, Regional Access is delivered by On the Line, a professional social health business. Regional Access website. Telephone 1300 032 186.

Bereaved by Suicide Support

Living Beyond Suicide - Metro South Australia service - website here. A free program providing practical and emotional support to families and individuals bereaved though suicide. Please call 1300 761 193 or email to find out more.

Standby Suicide - Country South Australia service - StandBy Support Mobiles: 0437 752 458 (South) 0438 728 644 (North) Email: - flyer available here

Lifeline - Bereaved by Suicide - webpage of resources and supports here. Also phone for 24/7 Crisis Support 13 11 14.

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.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service phone 1300 13 13 40

  • Counselling service for people with drug and alcohol problems and their family and friends.

Narcotics Anonymous phone 8272 8228

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

Families & Colleagues

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 -

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.

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.

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
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.