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Emergencies

If you need urgent assistance call 000

Crisis Support Services

Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511

This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage the situation or put you in contact with the 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. Support available 24/7.
Suicide Call Back Service

Lifeline - 13 11 14

24/7 telephone crisis support service. Online crisis support also available.
Lifeline

Kids Help Line - 1800 551 800

Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia.

Local Mental Health Services

Your local GP

Contact your local GP who can provide advice on mental health and local services.

Northern Beaches Community Mental Health – Brookvale Community Health Centre

Adult Mental Health Service

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. Services offered include assessment, medical treatment, counselling, education about mental illness and referral to other appropriate agencies and programs. Services provided at the Brookvale Community Health Centre or at the individual’s home if needed.
Northern Beaches Community Mental Health

Child & Youth Mental Health Service

Provides specialist mental health intervention to children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems and their families. Includes groups for young people and parents, information and referral to other services and crisis intervention for the community within business hours.
Child & Youth Mental Health Service - Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Hospital – Mental Health

Consumer-centred care with active involvement from family and carers.
Northern Beaches Hospital - Mental Health

Headspace – Brookvale - 9937 6500

Support for young people aged 12-25 years with mild to moderate mental health needs.
Open Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm.
Email - headspacebrookvale@newhorizons.org.au

The Seasons Program - 1300 000 125

Engages with a person in the first 12 weeks following an attempted suicide. Includes emotional, clinical and practical support.
Email - seasons@ccnb.com.au
The Seasons Program

Northern Beaches Youth & Family Counselling Service

Provides a free, flexible, tailored service in a safe, confidential and friendly space for people aged between 12 and 18 years and their family living on the Northern Beaches.

Call 9976 1486 or email to AFC@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

One Door – Pioneer Clubhouse

Provides specialised mental health services to the northern beaches area including centre-based services, psychological and physical health services, individual support, and assistance transitioning to the NDIS.

Contact 9907 9999 or visit OneDoor

Lifeline - Way to Wellness - 1300 120 446

Connects people with mental wellbeing support Monday to Friday 11am - 7pm.
Lifeline

Avalon Youth Hub

Community services support for mental wellbeing and associated issues for young people.
Avalon Youth Hub

Sydney North Primary Health Network (SNPHN)

Provides a stepped care approach to the delivery of mental health services in the northern Sydney region. Commissions several funded programs including youth mental health, Aboriginal mental health and suicide prevention. The mental health triage team is able to support General Practitioners, other providers and community members to understand the most appropriate level of treatment for each individual.
Sydney North Primary Health Network (SNPHN)

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.
Beyond Blue

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.
Butterfly Foundation

Headspace

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.
Headspace

MensLine - 1300 789 978

Telephone and online counselling service for men with mental health, family and relationship concerns.
Mensline

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.
PANDA

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.
QLife

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.
Sane Australia

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.

Living Well Mid-term Review Survey

The Government's ten year mental health strategy, Living Well, sets a direction to improve and reform mental health for all. At the halfway point in this decade long strategy, the NSW Mental Health Commission is looking back at the first five years to see how the reforms have progressed, in order to see where government should focus over the next five years.

The views of people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups, the mental health sector, and the wider community are essential in this work, which is why the NSW Mental Health Commission have created the online Living Well mid-term review survey.

By taking part in the survey, the NSW Mental Health Commission will be able to understand your issues and perspectives and provide the Minister for Mental Health with clear directions on the future priority areas for Living Well.

Take the survey

Resources

To view a comprehensive list of local mental health services, please view the Northern Beaches Mental Health Services Resource Booklet.

You can also view the Northern Sydney Suicide Prevention Services Guide.

Suicide Prevention

You can also read about suicide prevention initiatives on the Northern Beaches, and about the Northern Beaches Suicide Response, which aims to coordinate key agencies and services.