February 2, 2021

Mental Health Resources

Caitlin MacPhail Caitlin MacPhail

A list of 24hr mental health and counselling resources and services to access, compiled by the Guild Student Assist team.

Lifeline | 13 11 14

A national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Call 13 11 14.

Mental health emergency response line (MHERL) | 1300 555 788

This service is available 24 hours a day. These teams are made up of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, nursing and allied health staff. They provide after-hours assessment and specialist intervention for people experiencing a mental health emergency. Rapid response to mental health emergencies is provided across the metropolitan area, from Two Rocks in the north to Peel and Waroona in the south.

These services should be used by people involved in a mental health emergency in the community. These might include:

  • Individuals who feel that they require urgent assistance
  • Families or carers of those with a mental illness
  • Members of the general public who witness a mental health crisis and require assistance
  • Health professionals
  • Community welfare service providers
Headspace | 1800 650 890

This service provides online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12-25 and their family and friends. They can help you deal with a broad range of issues like bullying, drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety, relationships, concerns about a friend, fitting in and isolation.

Crisis Care: | (+61 8) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (country)

A telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. (+61 8) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (country)

Entrypoint Perth | (+61 8) 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684

This is a free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Perth Metropolitan Area to access accommodation and support options

Qlife (LGBTI) | 1800 184 527

Counselling and referral service (3pm – midnight)

1800RESPECT | 1800 737 732

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

Suicide Call Back Service | 1300 659 467

This is a nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800

Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.