Looking after the mental health of ourselves, friends and family is an important part of staying well.

If you need support, there are a number of services you can access for free.

The below websites have a mixture of self-guided mental health resources and programs as well as one-on-one connection to professionals through webchat, online counselling and phone services.

Last updated: 06 October 2023

Gateways to mental health online services

Find out more about online and telephone services available across NSW

Individual websites

General population

  • Beyond Blue
    Online resources, webchat, phone calls, online forums.
  • Lifeline
    Online resources, phone counselling, text chat and webchat.
  • Blackdog
    Online resources and online clinic.
  • Thiswayup
    Online courses to improve mental health.
  • Mycompass
    Online personalised self help tool designed by Blackdog.
  • Mental Health Online
    24/7 support, programs and e-therapists.
  • MindSpot
    Free online clinic, resources, and courses.​

Children and young people

Parents and teachers

  • Emerging Minds
    For children and their families. Resources, webinars, toolkits.
  • Parent Line
    1300 1300 52
    Offers telephone and online counseling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 18 and under in NSW.

24 hour suicide risk and emergency lines

Men specific

Resources, phone and online counselling – including for fathers.

New parents

Current as at: Friday 6 October 2023
Contact page owner: Mental Health