Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential counselling, coaching and wellbeing service available to all NSW Health staff and their immediate family.

EAP can assist when personal, family or work related concerns are impacting on your health or quality of life.

The service is completely confidential.

Check your local intranet or speak with your Human Resources (HR) team for details.

General mental health resources

Healthdirect mental health resources
Free health advice and service directory supported by the Australian government. This page has a quick and easily digestible overview of mental health and common mental illnesses, more in-depth resources if further information is wanted, standard helpline numbers and a service directory.
Need Help? – Mental Health Australia
List of helplines, websites and government mental health information services with brief descriptions.
Head to Health – Federal Department of Health
Helps people find the right digital mental health resources for them, from publicly-funded providers. Lets people find the right topic and format (including websites, forums, apps and phone lines) for them and includes resources to help people supporting someone else, or who are in crisis and need help right now.
Lifeline - Holding on to Hope Podcast
In this podcast series from Lifeline Australia, people share their personal stories with the aim of helping those who are struggling and those who may be supporting them.

Mental Health Month-specific resources

Mental Health Month - Way Ahead
Information about the ‘Share the Journey’ campaign for Mental Health Month, and events in Sydney and across regional NSW. The general Way Ahead website also contains a mental health and related services directory, crisis numbers, and a range of information and resources.
Mental Health Month – Black Dog Institute
Key facts on mental health in Australia and a range of accessible resources, providing information and practical support. Includes strategies for supporting your own and others’ mental health in the workplace and a number of self-help tools and apps. The general Black Dog Institute website contains extensive information on common mental health concerns and how to get help.
10/10 World Mental Health Day – Mental Health Australia
Information about this year’s World Mental Health Day and its theme - Do You See What I See? Encouraging people to look at mental health in a more positive light and reduce stigma. Includes ‘Make a Promise’ initiative, where people can make and view others’ promises about how they will help reduce stigma and support others to seek help.

Helpful numbers

  • Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
  • Blue Knot Foundation Helpline (formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse): 1300 657 380
  • MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36
  • Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463
  • NSW Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017
  • Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
  • SANE Australia: 1800 187 263
Current as at: Wednesday 20 November 2019