Toolkits And Resources
Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a crisis with access to online and phone crisis support and suicide prevention services. Find out how these services can help you, a friend or a loved one.
Call us on 13 11 14
A crisis is someone’s personal reaction to an event or experience in their life they find hard to cope with.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide get help immediately.
Call 000 if life is in danger or Lifeline 13 11 14
Asking for Help
Asking for help or help-seeking is the process of finding and receiving support from others. Getting help when you need it is really important to your physical and mental health.
Depression is a serious illness that can affect your physical and mental health, your relationships with others and your ability to work and enjoy life. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems. One in five people experience depression at some stage in their lives.
Domestic & Family Violence
Domestic and Family Violence is when someone you have a close personal relationship with like a partner, spouse or family member harms you, controls you or makes you feel afraid. The violence may not always be physical, but can be emotional or psychological and create just as much harm.
Family & Relationship Problems
Family and relationship problems can occur between partners, spouses, parents, children, siblings, friends and other important people in your life. Signs of family and relationship problems include frequent arguing, disagreements, and breakdown in communication, angry outbursts, avoidance and physical conflict.
Many people are facing hard financial times and the impact on mental health can be significant. These problems can seem impossible to overcome, but you can get help and take steps to improve your situation.
Loneliness & Isolation
Loneliness is a feeling of sadness or distress about being by yourself or feeling disconnected from the world around you, particularly over a long period of time. Everyone feels lonely sometimes but there are ways to get connected and overcome loneliness and isolation.
Loss and Grief
Loss and grief is something we all experience. How it impacts us depends on a range of things, including who or what we have lost, our personality, past history, upbringing, cultural heritage, spiritual beliefs, current circumstances and our social support networks.
A panic attack is a sudden rush of intense anxiety or fear together with a surge of frightening physical sensations and thoughts.
When gambling becomes an addiction it can cause emotional, social and financial distress and problems. Lots of people get into problems with gambling. You are not alone. Help is available.
Recovering after a natural disaster
Natural disasters are extremely challenging for the people directly affected. It takes time to recover, not just for individuals but entire communities.
Rural Mental Health
People living in regional, rural or remote towns and communities often experience the same issues as everyone else. However, they also face additional challenges that impact on health and wellbeing.
Self-harm, (also known as deliberate self-injury or non-suicidal self-injury), is when someone deliberately inflicts physical harm on themselves. It is a behaviour that is used to cope with difficult or painful feelings.
Everyone experiences stress to some extent in their lives. Find out what causes stress and steps you can take to better manage stress.
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Substance abuse or misuse is the harmful use of substances (like drugs and alcohol) for non-medical purposes. Some people are more likely to become addicted to a substance depending on their mental, physical and lifestyle factors.
Suicide Bereavement is the deep sadness and mourning felt after the loss of someone to suicide. The grief, confusion and anguish that comes from losing someone you love, a family member, a friend, or a colleague is devastating.