Aspire is a non-government community agency in Southwest Victoria and across Tasmania which provides non clinical services in the mental health sector.

Beyond Blue

Rural people with depression face special challenges such as isolation and difficulty accessing services which is why we provide information especially targeted to people from rural and remote communities.

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders such depression and bipolar disorder.


Blueboard is an online community for people suffering from depression or anxiety, their friends and carers, and for those who are concerned that they may have depression or anxiety and want some support.  With around 8000 members the posts are moderated by people who themselves have been experienced mental health problems.

Ballarat Health Services Mental Health Services

Ballarat Health Services Mental Health Services is a recovery-orientated mental health service that provides a comprehensive range of internationally recognised, evidence-based and “best practice” treatments to clients and their families. Our services are open to people of all ages who have, or are at risk of developing, mental health problems. Anyone can contact Mental Health Services if they are worried about their own changes in mood, ideas or behaviour, or someone else living in the region.


Beacon is your portal to online applications for mental and physical disorders. A panel of health experts categorise, review and rate websites. These ratings are provided to you along with the site link and access information.

Cairns Mental Health Carers Support Hub

The Cairns Mental Health Carers Support Hub can guide you to the help you need within your local community. They support you need in a way that suits you, from people who understand.  It offers assistance to carers, families and friends of someone living with a mental illness, in accessing the services they require, in a supportive, family friendly manner.

Catholic Community Services – DAY 2 DAY Living Program (Orange – NSW)

Based in Orange, the program provides Community Participation opportunities to people diagnosed with a Mental Health Condition. Clients are offered activities to reconnect to their community and improve health and wellbeing outcomes.

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

(CRRMH) is based in Orange. It is a major rural initiative of The University of Newcastle, Faculty of Health and the NSW Department of Health. CRRMH aims to bring quality education and research programs to all rural areas of NSW through effective partnerships. The Centre will improve the mental health of rural and remote communities through academic leadership, collaboration and achievements in research, education, service development and information services.

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

A comprehensive list of services, helplines, and child and family programs across Australia.


CORES is a community based program which educates members of the local community how to intervene when somebody in the community is suicidal. The program takes the approach of “teaching people how to fish”, rather than giving them “food”, in that local community members are trained to be trainers and it is these local community people who deliver the program to their own community.

CRANA Bush Support Services

The Bush Support Line (formerly called the Bush Crisis Line) is a unique, confidential, free 24-hour, nationwide telephone service that is staffed by 8 registered psychologists who have experience working in remote and rural areas. 1800 805 391


The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is a joint facility of the University of New South Wales and St Vincents Hospital in Sydney Australia. It combines clinical and research expertise in the recognition and treatment of the anxiety and depressive disorders.


Here you will find a comprehensive resource for information, help to access professionals, treatments, tools, etc throughout Australia, and peer support in our messageboard and chat rooms.


E-Couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief.  Established by Australian National University researchers, it provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.

Glove Box Guide to Mental Health 2014 (NSW) – published by The Land

The Glove Box Guide is an initiative for getting the word around on what assistance is out there for people in rural and regional areas.

Glove Box Guide to Mental Health 2014 (QLD) – published by Qld Country Life

The Glovebox Guide to Mental Health brings together stories and information from locations across Queensland. Authors include doctors, psychologists, sportspeople, farmers and rural women. Their stories highlight how important it is to maintain good mental health and a positive attitude.

Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Service (Vic)

We aim to improve mental health services, achieve best practice and to reduce significantly, the impact of mental illness within our targeted community area.


headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

Phone 1800 55 1800

Lamp Inc. – Western Australia

Lamp Inc provides support services for people with mental illness, their carers and family members living in local south-west WA communities.

Lifeline’s Service Finder

The Lifeline Service Finder is a directory of free or low cost health and community services available in Australia. You can search for relevant services in your local area.

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis access to nationwide crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Phone 13 11 14

Living is for Everyone

Living is for Everyone is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia.

LivingWorks Australia’s

LivingWorks Australia’s mission is to create learning experiences that help communities prevent suicide. We aim to provide sustainable, life-assisting resources in the community so that the benefits of our programs live on. We seek to promote suicide aware communities where people are more alert to suicide intervention opportunities.

Mental Health Association of Central Australia – MHACA Northern Territory

The main objective of the Mental Health Association of Central Australia is to improve the quality of life of people with mental illness and those that care for them.

Mental Health First Aid

Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training aims to fill this gap.

Mental Health Line (NSW)

The Mental Health Line is a single number, state-wide 24-hour mental health telephone access service. Anyone with a mental health issue can use the Mental Health Line to speak with a mental health professional and be directed to the right care for them.

Phone: 1800 011 511

The Mental Health of People on Australian Farms

The information contained in this booklet summarises currently available data relating to mental health issues in farmers, farm families and others in the agricultural industries in Australia.

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA)

MIFA is a national network of service providers, and has members in every state and territory that work alongside individuals and families affected by serious mental illness.

Mindspot Clinic

The MindSpot Clinic is a free service for Australian adults with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. We provide mental health Screening Assessments, Treatment Courses or help people find local services that can help.

Phone 1800 61 44 34

Mi Networks

Mi Networks is a national initiative of the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia. We want to hear your story and help you find the best supports for you, your family members, friends or carers.

Phone 1800 985 944


MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.


myCompass is an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for all Australians. myCompass is a guide to good mental health – it points you in the right direction. You can track your moods, write about them and view information and tips. You can also choose to do one of the modules designed to help you manage mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression.

National Rural Health Alliance – Suicide in Rural Australia Fact Sheet

The National Rural Health Alliance prepares Fact Sheets on a variety of issues relating to health in rural and remote areas. This fact sheet outlines the risk area’s and future actions to be taken.

Odyssey House Victoria

At Odyssey House Victoria we provide a comprehensive range of community-based treatment and support services to address alcohol and other drug problems, along with any associated mental health, vocational, health, relationship and family issues. Participation in these programs is voluntary and people wanting help can self-refer.

On the Line – Professional remote counselling

We provide remote support services ranging from telephone helplines to call back services, video counselling, moderated forums and real-time online counselling. These remote modalities are proven to increase uptake and engagement, offering anonymity, immediacy and 24-hour availability.

On Track

On Track aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. There are many Australians who do not access health care services for a range of reasons such as distance and cost. On Track offers free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice.

Our Consumer Place

Our Consumer Place is a resource centre run entirely by people diagnosed with “mental illness” (we choose to call ourselves “consumers”). We provide information, training, support and advice to consumer-developed groups and projects.

PTSD Forum

Our aim is easy when simplified, yet when viewed in depth it comprises a little more work, such as vetted references to quality information that won’t send you round in circles, combined with quality support for those who suffer PTSD, support PTSD and family of affected PTSD sufferers. This community is a global, social, PTSD hub providing a means of communication, an outlet, a place where people understand what you’re going through.

StndBy Response Service – Across Australia

The StandBy Response Service provides 24/7 support to people bereaved by suicide across 16 regions of Australia via a locally based coordinated community response.

Suicide Call Back Service

The Suicide Call Back Service provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia.

Phone 1300 659 467

Suicide Prevention Australia

A Position Statement on Responding to Suicide in Rural Australia by Suicide Prevention Australia.

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association Inc (SOSBSA)

SOSBSA is here for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. We are here to let you know you can and will survive, even though you may not believe it at this time. There will be better days.


Examining suicide in regional and remote Australia, this report aims to provide a better understanding how the rural cultural paradigm affects suicidal behaviours so we may develop and implement appropriate and effective suicide prevention strategies. In this way, those people most vulnerable can be protected from the tragedy of suicide.

Royal Flying Doctor Service – Clinical Services

The RFDS operates a range of specific mental health programs in three of its four operating sections, utilising both Commonwealth and State funding. Mental health service activities are based on community needs and include clinical service provision and community development initiatives.

Rural Alive and Well (RAW) – Tasmania

Rural Alive and Well Inc is a not for profit organisation delivering suicide prevention and community wellbeing services to the Central Highlands, Glamorgan Spring Bay and Southern Midlands Municipalities in Tasmania. Rural Alive & Well Inc is also funded to provide a suicide prevention and community wellbeing service for Forest Workers, their families and associated businesses who have been impacted by recent changes to the Forest Industry within Tasmania.

Reach Out Australia is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, where you can get the help you need, where and when you need it. You can access no matter where you are, with tools and tips for making everyday life a little easier. It’s the perfect place to start if you don’t know where to look.

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.

Call 1300 364 277

Rural Mental Health Support Line (NSW)

People in crisis, including when in despair and seeing no way out, can be helped by having someone immediately available to speak to.

Phone 1800 201 123

Salvation Army Hope for Life

Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support provides information, resources and training for those that support people who are at risk of suicide or have lost a loved one to suicide.

SANE Australia

SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life – through support, training, and education. SANE conducts innovative programs and campaigns to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their family and friends. It also operates a busy Helpline and website, which have thousands of contacts each year from around Australia.

Phone 1800 187 263

Survivors of Suicide (SOS)

If you have lost someone to suicide and need someone to turn to, SOS can help. SOS understand that you may have been searching for help….someone to listen….and for someone to understand what you are feeling and going through. Meetings held regularly to support survivors of suicide.

Veterans and Veteran’s Families Counselling Service

The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.  Support is also available for relationship and family matters that can arise due to the unique nature of military service.

Phone 1800 011 046

Victoria’s Mental Health Services

Contact details for rural service areas through Victoria.