Crisis support

If someone is injured or at immediate risk of hurting themselves or someone else,

call 000 immediately.

Crisis support

Please note that the Collaborative does not provide direct services. 

Do you need immediate help?

The following helplines are available 24 / 7:

Other services available at specific times:

If you have experienced childhood trauma, you can speak with a Blue Knot Helpline trauma counsellor on 1300 657 380 every day between 9am and 5pm. This counselling service is offered by Blue Knot Foundation.

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 every day from 3pm to midnight. Call 1800 184 527 or click here for webchat.

For support related to body image and eating disorders, you can call the Butterfly Foundation on 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673) every day between 8am and midnight or click here for webchat. All Butterfly Foundation counsellors are trained mental health professionals with specialist training in body image and eating disorders.

Non-clinical supports:
  • Shelter Group Wollongong – a safe space for people with lived experience of suicidal distress. Meets fortnightly via Zoom. View the flyer for details.

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

For other mental health concerns, visit headtohealth.gov.au or talk to someone you trust such as a doctor or health professional.

Need extra support?

Make an appointment with your doctor or find a local doctor / health service near you.

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Looking for a psychologist?

Find a psychologist by postcode and location through the Australian Psychological Society website.

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Find help with an EAP program

Check whether you have a free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available at your work. There are many EAP providers in Australia.

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Get help at headspace

If you are 1225 years old, contact your local headspace centre (Nowra or Wollongong) for help with your health and wellbeing.

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