GET HELP NOW
Are you or someone else in immediate danger? If you are in an emergency:
- Call University Security on 8344 6666
- Call Police on 000
- Go to your nearest hospital emergency department
- Contact your local psychiatric triage service
If you live near the Parkville Campus:
The local psychiatric triage number is 1300 874 243 or 1800 888 320 (ages 15 - 25 years) (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
The nearest hospitals to the Parkville campus include:
- Royal Melbourne Hospital - Phone 9342 7000
- St Vincent's Hospital - Phone 9231 2211
If you live near the Southbank Campus:
The local psychiatric triage number is 1300 363 746.
The nearest hospital to Southbank campus is The Alfred Hospital - Phone 9076 2000.
If you live in another area:
Call the nearest major hospital. They will connect you with the local after-hours mental health service. You can also find the contact details of mental health services near your suburb or town using the Victorian Government Accessing Mental Health Services Finder.
Residents of any area can attend the emergency department of a major hospital.
If You Need To Speak To Someone Urgently
During business hours, Counselling and Psychological Services are available. Call us at 8344 6927 and let us know that the situation needs urgent attention.
For urgent concerns after hours, please see the emergency support contacts above. The following 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 cope. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Lifeline Australia - Provides people in Australia access to crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Phone: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service - Free counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
Phone: 1300 659 467
Suicideline (Victoria) - Free, professional, anonymous support for people in Victoria at risk of suicide, concerned about someone else’s risk of suicide, and bereaved by suicide.
Phone: 1300 651 251
Kids Helpline - Free phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 – 25 years.
Phone: 1800 55 1800
Counselling and Mental Health Support
These external services will listen, talk with you about what you’re going through, and provide information and support.
Beyond Blue – Provides information and support to help Australians achieve their best possible mental health.
Phone: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
MensLine Australia – Professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.
Phone: 1300 78 99 78 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
eheadspace – A confidential, free, and secure space young people (12 – 25 years) or their family can chat, email, or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
Phone: 1800 650 890 (9am - 1am, every day)
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: 1800 184 527 (3pm - 12am, every day)
Drugs, Alcohol, and Gambling
These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Directline – Confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral service.
Phone: 1800 888 236
Gambler’s Help – Support for anyone affected by gambling.
Phone: 1800 858 858
Youthline (under 25 years): 1800 262 376
Grief and Loss
Compassionate Friends Victoria – Grief Support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 9888 4944 or 1300 064 068
GriefLine – Anonymous support and specialist grief counselling to individuals and families.
Phone: 1300 845 745 (12pm – 3am, every day)