In an emergency always call 000 or encourage the person to go to a hospital emergency department.
There are a number of ways to find out about services to assist someone to get the mental health support they may need. If services are needed, get help early.
If the service you contact isn’t the right one, they should help you find the right one.
NSW Mental Health Services and ProgramsType: Web pageProduced by: NSW Health
Mental health services and support contact listType: Web pageProduced by: NSW Health
Talking to your doctor (GP) about mental healthThis is a web page to help choose a GP and gives advice on how to begin a conversation with them about mental health.Type: Web pageEstimated reading time: 10 minutesProduced by: Health Direct
Question builderThis question builder helps prepare for a medical appointment by creating a list of questions to ask the doctor.Type: Web pageEstimated reading time: 10 minutesAudio: Listen availableProduced by: Health Direct
Head to Health – Sam the ChatbotThis online virtual assistant (chatbot) provides information about available services and includes online resources on how to support someone else.Type: Web pageProduced by: Head to Health
WayAhead DirectoryThe WayAhead Directory is a comprehensive online database which can be used to find local services, to make referrals and access mental health information and resources.Type: Web pageProduced by: Mental Health Association NSW
Local health districts and specialty networksThis web page allows you to find the local health district or specialty network for your area, and includes links to their websites.Type: Web pageProduced by: NSW Health
myCompass: A personalised self-help tool for your mental healthThis is an online program, developed by Black Dog Institute, to help people better self-manage mild-to-moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.Type: Web pageProduced by: Black Dog Institute