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.
Metropolitan & Country SA
headspace centres are primary mental health services for young people aged 12–25 years. The headspace program provides accessible, youth friendly service hubs that respond to metal health, general health, alcohol and other drug, and vocational concerns.
1800 063 267
headspace Edinburgh North
headspace Port Adelaide
headspace Mount Gambier
(08) 8725 0433
headspace Murray Bridge
(08) 8531 2122
(08) 8582 4422
headspace Port Augusta
(08) 8641 4300
(08) 8641 4330
headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP)
This service provides early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people who are at high risk of or are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. This is based on the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model of care.
Refer to hYEPP by calling headspace Adelaide on 1800 063 267 or completing the referral form.
eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12 to 25 years and their family can web chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
- Chat via the website, seven days a week from 9am to 1am AEDST
- Call 1800 650 890, seven days a week from 9am to 1am AEDST
- Email anytime via the website
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 10pm, 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:
Lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS) – 1800 013 755:
After hours telephone and web-chat support service delivered by Peer workers, providing information, navigation of the mental health system and non-clinical mental health support.
- Chat via the website www.letss.org.au, 365 days a year from 5pm – 11:30pm
- Call 1800 013 755, 365 days a year from 5pm – 11:30pm
e-Mental Health in Practice (eMHPrac)
eMHPrac provides free e-mental health training and support for health practitioners – GPs, Allied Health Professionals, and service providers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Digital or e-mental health programs and services assist Australians to access mental health information and support at any time and from any place. Practitioners can use these types of programs and tools to support and aid their delivery of mental health and wellbeing services to their clients.
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.
Adelaide PHN Primary Mental Health Care services
MENTAL HEALTH ENQUIRY LINE 1300 898 213
- Both community and professionals can receive information and referral support regarding local services
- 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon–Fri (excl. public holidays)
CENTRAL REFERRAL FAX 1300 580 249
- A centralised referral service receiving and allocating referrals from health professionals to the most appropriate provider.
- Referrals are allocated the same day
- 9.00 am to 4.00pm Mon–Fri (excl. public holidays)
To find mental health services in your area: