If you are concerned for your safety or someone else’s, please contact the police or call Triple Zero (000) for emergency assistance.
We know that young people might have limited access to phone lines due to a lack of privacy or feeling unsafe if they are living with people who might overhear their conversations.
Here are some recommended helplines that also have text or online chat options:
Lifeline(opens in a new window) - 13 11 14
A national service providing Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Available 24/7.
Rainbow Door (Switchboard)(opens in a new window) - 1800 729 367
Switchboard provides peer-driven support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) Victorians, their friends and family.
Thirrili Postvention Response Service(opens in a new window) - 1800 805 801
The Indigenous Suicide Postvention Response Service supports individuals, families and communities affected by suicide or other significant trauma. Available 24/7.
InTouch(opens in a new window) - 1800 755 988
Specialist family violence provider supporting migrant and refugee women and their communities experiencing family violence. Available Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm.