Get help now

If you need to talk to someone immediately, the Mental Health Line is open 24/7 on 1800 011 511

Other telephone crisis services are also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You will also find other support and services:

Emergencies

If someone has attempted, or is at immediate risk of attempting to harm themselves or someone else, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Or go to a hospital emergency department, where they may refer you to a mental health service.

Mental health programs

​NSW Health provides a wide range of mental health services and programs for adults experiencing mental health issues. The following programs are available for adults.

Community Living Supports

Community Living Supports (CLS) - a state wide program which supports people with a severe mental illness to live and participate in the community in the way they want to.

Pathways to Community Living

 Pathways to Community Living (PCLI) - this initiative supports people with enduring and serious mental illness, who have been in hospital for more than 12 months, to re-establish their lives in the community.​

Mental Health Community Living Supports for Refugees

 Mental Health Community Living Supports for Refugees (MH-CLSR)​ - a community based program providing support for refugees and asylum seekers with mental health issues to live and participate in the community.

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) - a state wide program which supports people with a severe mental illness to live and participate in the community in the way that they want to.

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative Plus

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiatve (HASI) Plus - a transitional program where participants have access to accommodation and flexible supports especially designed to help them recover and transition to a more independent life in the community.​

Mental health and the NDIS

Mental health and the NDIS - information about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can help people with a mental health illness.

Current as at: Thursday 20 May 2021
Contact page owner: Mental Health Branch