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Below is a list of some of Australia's top organisations to reach out to for help on a range of different issues.

πŸ’« beyondblue Support Service - Support. Advice. Action 

Information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters. Phone: 1300 22 46 36 (www.beyondblue.org.au


πŸ’« Black Dog Institute 

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. (www.blackdoginstitute.org.au


πŸ’« Blue Knot Foundation Helpline (formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse) 

The Blue Knot Helpline provides information and short term counselling nationally via telephone for adults survivors of childhood trauma on 1300 657 380 and email helpline@blueknot.org.au. 7 days a week 9am to 5pm AEST. (www.blueknot.org.au

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πŸ’« The Butterfly Foundation 

Butterfly provides support for Australians who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues. Phone: 1800 33 4673 (thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/

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πŸ’« Carer Gateway 

Are you one of the 2.5 million Australians who care for a loved one, friend or neighbour? Find out information about the support services available to you on the Carer Gateway. (www.carergateway.gov.au

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πŸ’« Headspace 

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time. (www.headspace.org.au/

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πŸ’« Kids Help Line 

Confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Phone: 1800 55 18 00 (www.kidshelpline.com.au/

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πŸ’« Lifeline 

24 hour telephone counselling service. Phone: 13 11 14 (www.lifeline.org.au/

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πŸ’« Mensline Australia 

A dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns. Phone: 1300 78 9978 (www.mensline.org.au/

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πŸ’« 1800RESPECT 

National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and information referral service, available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Phone: 1800 737 732 (www.1800respect.org.au/

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πŸ’« PANDA - National Perinatal Depression Helpline
PANDA’s National Perinatal Depression Helpline, funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments, provides vital support, information, referral and counselling to thousands of Australian parents and their families. Phone: 1300 726 306 (www.panda.org.au/

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πŸ’« ReachOut.com 

ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. ReachOut.com is an initiative of the Inspire Foundation, an Australian non-profit with a mission to help young people lead happier lives. (www.reachout.com/

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πŸ’« Relationships Australia 

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. Phone: 1300 364 277 (www.relationships.org.au/

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πŸ’« SANE Australia 

SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life – through campaigning, education and research. SANE conducts innovative programs and campaigns to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their family and friends. It also operates a busy Helpline and website, which have thousands of contacts each year from around Australia. Phone: 1800 187 263 (www.sane.org/index.php

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πŸ’« Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) 

Provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans and peacekeepers and their families. Phone: 1800 011 046 (www.dva.gov.au

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πŸ’« Legal Aid Queensland 

Free information on a range of legal issues. Call 1300 65 11 88 or visit the website. https://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Home

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This is also a link to a range of free health services offered by the Queensland government - https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-alerts/news/free-health-care-services-Queensland