Numbers to call for help, support and advice from qualified healthcare professionals.
Call 131 444
13 11 14
1300 22 4636
24/7 access to a trained mental health professional who will listen and provide information and advice. Online chat is available from 3pm – 12am 7 days a week – see website for details.
1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is a free, confidential, anonymous 24-hour counselling service for young people aged 5–25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web.
Mental Health Emergency:
13 14 65
For assistance in a mental health emergency, contact the mental health triage service on 13 14 65 available 24/7 – Metropolitan and Country SA.
This service is the main point of access for mental health services and is staffed by mental health clinicians. It will assess and refer to acute response teams where appropriate.
1300 364 100
The Women’s and Children Health Network (WCHN) Parent Helpline provides 24/7 telephone information and support. It provides information about health, behaviour and relationships for parents and people working with children and young people.
1800 063 267
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12–25 year olds. The service covers mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. Centres are available throughout Australia but a confidential online and telephone support service is available 24/7. Go to website for details.
Suicide Call Back Service (SCBS):
1300 659 467
The SCBS is a 24/7 nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who are feeling suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal or bereaved by suicide.
Anglicare SA Living Beyond Suicide Support:
1300 76 11 93
A free program providing practical and sensitive support to families and individuals bereaved through suicide. Available 10am to 10 pm, 7 days a week.
Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS is a free, community-based mental health service provided through SA Health’s Women’s and Children’s Health Network. It provides mental health services to infants, children, adolescents and perinatal women across metropolitan and country South Australia. For locations and contact details go to:
SA Health Mental Health Services: metropolitan and country
Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service:
1800 817 421
24/7 crisis help, counselling, support and advice.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1300 13 1340
Confidential telephone counselling and information available between 8.30am and 10pm every day.
Domestic Violence Helpline:
1800 737 732
24/7 counselling advice and support for women experiencing domestic and family violence.
Domestic Violence & Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway Services:
1800 800 098
Free Call 24/7 for South Australian callers. This service provides telephone counselling, facilitates access to safe accommodation, short-term counselling and information on accommodation, police, legal, housing and financial issues.
1800 011 046
24/7 counselling service for veterans and their families.
1800 242 636
For Respite South and East Country Freecall 1800 052 222
Carers SA has a key role in promoting, assisting, empowering and enhancing the lives of family carers.
Mental Health Coalition of South Australia
The Mental Health Coalition of SA is the peak body for the non-government mental health sector in South Australia. Its mission is to influence the development, range and responsiveness of services to support people affected by mental illness.
Health Consumers Alliance
Health Consumers Alliance is the peak body for health consumers and is funded by the SA Minister for Health through SA Health. HCA promotes health equity and provides systemic advocacy to inform, shape and sustain consumer-centred care.
Non-government mental health partnerships
The Non-Government Organisation (NGO) community mental health sector is a major provider of services that assist people with mental illness to live a fulfilling community life. For organisations and their services, go to:
1800 858 858
24/7 telephone counselling and support is available to all people affected by gambling, including family and friends.
To find mental health services in your area: