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Mental health: where to get help

Do you or someone you know have mental health problems? Not sure where to go for help?

The following pages have guidance on different types of mental health professionals and services, how to access them and the possible associated costs.

If you need urgent help, please call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

Are you having a tough time and need to talk to someone right now? Find information about helplines and services that are available throughout Australia.

You can also visit Head to Health, an online gateway funded by the Australian Government that can help you find free and low-cost, trusted phone and online mental health resources. Or find out more below.

Australian mental health services

It can be difficult to understand how the complex mental health system in Australia operates. Learn how you can access the care you need.

Community mental health services

Community mental health services are for people with severe types of mental illnesses. Learn about your local community mental health services.

Low cost or free mental health services

Depending upon your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate on Government programs to assist with your treatment.

Mental health helplines

Information about key groups that can help with mental health problems, including healthdirect partners and leading Australian health organisations.

Mental health services by state and territory

State and territory governments offer hospital, emergency and community mental health services. Learn about services available in your region.

Paying for mental health services

Mental health costs vary depending where you are and what service you are provided. Learn more about the services and what the costs may be.

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