Emergency Support

GET HELP NOW

Are you or someone else in immediate danger? If you are in an emergency:

  • ContactCampus security on 8344 6666
  • Call the Police on 000
  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency department
  • Contact your local psychiatric triage service

If you live in the surrounding suburbs of the Parkville Campus of The University of Melbourne, the local service is Inner West Mental Health.ThePsychiatric Triage number is1300 874 234 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Hospitals near the University include:

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital - 9342 7000
  • StVincent's Hospital - 9231 2211

If you live in another area, call the nearest major hospital. They will connect you with the local after-hours mental health service. Residents of any area can attend the emergency department of a major hospital.


If You Need To Speak To Someone Urgently

During business hours (9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday), Counselling and Psychological Services are available to help. Please call us at 8344 6927 and let us know that the situation needs urgent attention.

For urgent concerns after hours, please see emergency support contacts. These external services can also provide support:


Suicide and Crisis Support

Sometimes when life feels really tough and overwhelming, some people may have suicidal thoughts. You are not alone. With support, you can stay safe.



    Suicideline (Victoria) - Free, professional, anonymous support for Victorians at risk of suicide, concerned about someone else’s risk of suicide, and bereaved by suicide. Their services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Phone:1300 651 251

    Website:https://www.suicideline.org.au/

    Online Chat: 24 hours, 7 days

    Suicideline (Victoria) - Online/Video Chat




Counselling and Mental Health Assistance

These external services will listen, talk with you about what you’re going through, and provide information and support.


    MensLine Australia – Professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Phone:1300 78 99 78

    Website:https://www.mensline.org.au/


    eheadspace – A confidential, free, and secure space young people (12 – 25) or their family can chat, email, or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

    Phone:1800 650 890 (10pm - 1pm)

    Online Chat: https://www.eheadspace.org.au/(1pm - 1am)

    Emails can be submitted at any time.


LGBTIQA+

    Switchboard Victoria - national telephone and web counselling, information and referral service for LGBTQI identifying people or families, friends, teachers, and co-workers of LGBTQI people.

    Phone:1800184527 (3pm - 12am every day)

    QLife Webchat: https://qlife.org.au/about-q-life/#contact (3pm – 12am every day)

    Drugs, Alcohol, and Gambling

      Directline – Confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

      Phone:1800 888 236

      Website:https://www.directline.org.au/



    Grief and Loss


      GriefLine – Anonymous support and specialist grief counselling to individuals and families.

      Phone:9935 7400 (12pm – 3am, 7 days a week)

      Website:http://griefline.org.au/