Do you need immediate help?
The following helplines are available 24 / 7 over the holiday season:

Other services available at specific times:

BEING's Peer Support Specialists are available to take your calls and to listen with empathy and without judgement. The BEING Supported line will continue to open 7 days per week from 10am–4pm and 6pm–10pm. Call 1800 151 151 or visit beingsupported.org.au.

 

If you have experienced childhood trauma, you can speak with a Blue Knot Helpline trauma counsellor on 1300 657 380 7 days a week between 9am and 5pm.

 

For support regarding the Disability Royal Commission or general disability support, contact Blue Knot Foundation's National Counselling & Referral Service on 1800 421 468, Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm, and between 9am and 5pm on weekends and public holidays.

 

Qlife peer support is available for the LGBTIQ+ community via phone or webchat from 3pm to midnight, every day. Call 1800 184 527 or click here for webchat.

 

Click here for a list of local supports available over the Christmas period.

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