COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has impacted our Northern Beaches community in a variety of ways, as it has for the rest of the world. It’s understandable that during this outbreak you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear, distress and concern.
If you’re feeling this way, there are many local services that can support you. While you may not be able to visit all of them face-to-face, they are here for you over the phone or online.
For those services you can still visit face-to-face, please ring before any appointment if you have fever or flu like symptoms and/or respiratory symptoms to reschedule or organise an alternative.
Crisis Support Services
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511
You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage your situation or put you in contact with an appropriate mental health team.
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
The Suicide Call Back Service provides free professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
Kids Help Line - 1800 551 800
1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732
A service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Local Mental Health Services
Your local GP
Call your local GP who can provide advice on mental health and local services.
Northern Beaches Hospital – Mental Health - 9105 6301
Consumer-centred care with active involvement from family and carers.
Northern Beaches Community Mental Health Service - 1800 011 511
Provides specialised, comprehensive care coordination for persons 18 - 65 years of age who have a serious mental illness and people significantly affected by mental health problems.
The Way Back Program - CCNB 1300 000 125
Engages with a person in the first 12 weeks following an attempted suicide by coordinating emotional, clinical and practical support.
One Door Health Care - 9199 6143
Provides specialised mental health services, psychological and physical health services, individual support, and assistance transitioning to the NDIS.
One Door Pioneer Clubhouse - 9907 9999
Pioneer Clubhouse is a community based program, and a safe, supportive, respectful environment for people living with mental illness.
Lifeline Northern Beaches - 9949 5522
Provides counselling, financial counselling and offers a range of support groups including gambling, bereavement or caring for a suicidal person.
Family and Carer Mental Health Service - 8599 4855
Provides individual support to anyone related to, living with, or caring for a person experiencing a mental health issue.
Parents Beyond Breakup - 1300 853 437
Parents Beyond Breakup provides suicide prevention support to non-custodial parents and grandparents in distress through parental alienation and loss of access to their children.
Child & Youth Mental Health Service - Northern Beaches
Provides specialist mental health intervention to children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems and their families.
Northern Beaches Youth & Family Counselling Service 9976 1486
Provides a free, flexible, tailored service in a safe, confidential and friendly space for young people aged between 12 and 18 years and their family living on the Northern Beaches.
Headspace Brookvale - 9937 6500
Support for young people aged between 12 and 25 years with mild to moderate mental health needs.
Avalon Youth Hub - 0487 936 875
Drop in and referrals, workshops, events and outreach for young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families.
Gidget Foundation Australia – 1300 851 758
Gidget Foundation Australia provides counselling and group programs to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents. Available locally at Gidget House, Manly.
Neighbourhood Watch - Neighbourhood Network Program provides resources for community groups and residents to encourage that vital link of 'neighbours helping neighbours'.
View a comprehensive list of resources and services for domestic and family violence.
National Mental Health Initiatives
Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
National, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.
Black Dog Institute - 9382 4530
Education, research, clinical and community oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder.
Black Dog Institute
Butterfly Foundation - 1800 334 673
Operates the National Eating Disorders Helpline and provides support over the phone, via email and online.
National Youth Mental Health Foundation for young people aged 12-25 years with mild to moderate mental health needs. Provides information and resources, online and phone services including eheadspace providing online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12-25 and their families and friends.
MensLine - 1300 789 978
Telephone and online counselling service for men with mental health, family and relationship concerns.
PANDA - 1300 726 306
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia supports women, men and families affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.
QLife - 1800 184 527
QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Counselling services are available everyday between the hours of 3pm to 12pm Australia wide. Website includes mental health and referral information.
SANE Australia - 1800 187 263
National mental health organisation working to support Australians affected by complex mental health. Includes mental health awareness, online peer support and information, stigma reduction, specialist helpline support, research and advocacy.
Telephone Interpreter Service - 13 14 50
Free to non-English speaking Australian citizens or permanent residents with interpreters speaking more than 120 languages and dialects.
- View the Northern Beaches Mental Health Services Resource Booklet for a comprehensive list of local mental health services.
- View the Northern Sydney Suicide Prevention Services Guide for a comprehensive list of community-based suicide prevention services.
- View the Northern Sydney Child and Youth Mental Health Services Directory for a list of services related to young people.