1. Mental Health

    Mental Health

    A mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person thinks, behaves and interacts with other people. It is diagnosed according to standardised criteria.

    One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. 

    mental health problem also affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves, but to a lesser extent than a mental illness.

    Mental illnesses are of different types and degrees of severity.  Some of the major types are:
       - anxiety
       - schizophrenia
       - bipolar mood disorder
       - personality disorders
       - eating disorders
       - depression

    These illnesses may also be referred to as a mental disorder, mental impairment or psychiatric disability.

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      Mental Health

    • Kids Helpline

      Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years....

      Eligibility: Kids Helpline is a support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

      Contact: 1800 55 1800

    • Lifeline

      13 11 14 is a confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline,...

      Eligibility: Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and...

      Contact: 13 11 14

    • Psychiatric Triage Service

      The Psychiatric Triage Service is the usual entry point to our mental health services. Consumers,...

      Eligibility: People aged 0-64; after hours support is also offered to people aged 65 and over

      Contact: 1300 369 012

    • Rape Crisis Service

      Provides rape crisis counselling service for anyone who has experienced or is at risk of sexual...

      Eligibility: For females or males from the age of four years onwards who have been sexually or physically...

      Contact: 03 9594 2289 (24/7)

    • Suicide Call Back Service

      The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online...

      Eligibility: People 15 years or over people 15 years and over who fit one of the following categories:

      Contact: 1300 659 467

    • SuicideLine

      SuicideLine is a 24/7 telephone counselling service offering professional support to people at...

      Eligibility: Anyone who is concerned about their own suicidal thoughts or behaviours, or if you concerned...

      Contact: 1300 651 251