Mental Health Resources

Phone and online support

  • AVA Counselling Service

    1300 687 327 

    24/7 phone counselling available to AVA members and their families.  Also available for anyone in a practice who has an AVA member 


  • Beyond Blue

    1300 224 636 

    To provide support, advice and action for mental health.  Can be for advice for an individual in crisis or for a support person assisting someone with their mental health or in crisis 

    Online chat service is also available to provide information and advice about anxiety and depression, point you in the right direction to seek further support and identify other services to meet your needs

  • Lifeline

    13 11 13 

    Lifeline has trained crisis supporters available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  They also offer an online Crisis Support Chat 7 days a week between 7pm-4am 

    Texting support is also available  

    0477 13 11 14

  • Mental Health Triage Service – SA Health

    13 14 65 

    SA Health Mental Health Triage Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Providing advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis, is staffed by mental health clinicians and can refer to acute response teams where appropriate. 

    Access to Mental Health Services in SA:

  • PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

    1300 726 306 

    Provides support for women, men and families affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. 

    Available 9am-7:30pm Monday-Friday 

  • Regional Access

    1300 032 186

    Regional Access is a free online and phone counselling service for people who are feeling the pressures and stresses of everyday life who live or work in regional, rural or remote South Australia (i.e. outside of the Adelaide metropolitan region).

    You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You don’t need a referral, so you can make the call at a time that suits you. The counselling service is free (local call charges may apply).

    Professionally trained counsellors will listen and help you to develop strategies to manage what is causing you to feel stressed or overwhelmed. 

  • Suicide Call Back Service

    Suicide Call Back Service offers free professional 24/7 telephone counselling support to people at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues.

  • StandBy - Support After Suicide

    Standby- Support After Suicide is an Australian Government initiative, established in 2002 to meet the need for a coordinated community response to suicide. StandBy is Australia’s leading postvention program dedicated to the assisting people and communities impacted by suicide.

    StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. Call 1300 727 247 for access to free phone support 24/7 to connect you to services across Australia. 

    The StandBy program is focused on supporting anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, including:

    – Individuals, families and friends
    – Witnesses
    – First Responders
    – Service Providers

Online courses and self help

  • This Way Up

    Learn practical tools to take care of your mental health.  This Way Up is run by the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression in Sydney.  It provides free information on anxiety disorders and depression, online therapy and brief courses.  These can either be self-guided or under the advice of a GP or mental health professional.

  • Moodgym

    Offers free training programs that are interactive to allow you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

  • myCompass

    A personalised self-help tool for your mental health.  This program is provided by the Black Dog Institute.  It is designed for people with anxiety and depression to allow the user to self-monitor feelings and behaviours to learn the skills for management of their mental health. 

  • Head to Health

    Provides digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisation.  Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.