Helpful Links to Crisis and Mental Health Support

Black Dog Ride Black Dog Ride's Team is not qualified to counsel people with professional advice in a mental health crisis. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis or having thoughts of suicide, we strongly encourage you to talk to your GP, another health professional or contact one of the organisations listed here. Help can be just a phone call or the click of a mouse away.

For police or ambulance attendance in any life threatening emergency, please call 000.


If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, or with someone who is, please act promptly, keep yourself and/or the person in crisis safe, and call the helplines below who provide crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If the situation is life threatening, call 000 immediately.

Lifeline Crisis Support | 13 11 14

Samaritans Help Line | 135 247

Lifeline Online Crisis Support Chat Service (8pm-4am AEDT)

Suicide Call Back Service | 1300 659 467

Kids Helpline | 1800 551 800

MensLine Australia | 1300 789 978

SANE Australia Helpline | 1800 18 7263

Veteran's Line | 1800 011 046

ADF All Hours Line | 1800 628 036

Family Violence Crisis Line | 1800 737 732

Mates in Construction | 1300 642 111


Support Groups and Forums

GROW - Locally based support groups for those living with mental ill health

Reach Out - Resources, forums for youth living with or caring for someone with mental ill health

Hope For Life, Salvation Army - Bereavement support for those who've lost loved ones to suicide

Counselling Services

Parentline a confidential phone counselling service providing support for parents and carers

Health Direct Australia fast, expert advice about any health issue

Gambling Help Online 24/7 support and counselling for people with gambling concerns

Relationships Australia relationship support services for individuals, families and communities

QLife - Counselling and referral support for LGBTI people of all ages

Mental health information and resources

At Ease - Resources for ADF, Veterans and families living with mental ill health

Beyond Blue - Resources for people living with mental ill health and sector practitioners

Headspace - Resources and for young people living with mental ill health

SANE Australia - Resources and support for people living with mental ill health

Mental Illness Fellowship Australia - Support for the mentally ill and their caregivers

Peak mental health organisations

Mental Health First Aid - Training to support others experiencing a mental health crisis.

Australian Psychological Society - Psychological resources for both practitioners and public

Suicide Prevention Australia - The national peak body for suicide prevention in Australia

mindhealthconnect - Nationwide mental health and wellbeing resources

Mental Health Council of Australia - A Peak Mental Health Policy and Promotion NGO