Better Health Channel


SANE Australia is a national organisation helping all Australians affected by mental illness to lead a better life – through support, training and education.

Services provided

  • Help programs and campaigns
  • Telephone helpline
  • Online help
  • Real-time online chat
  • Information and resources
  • Bookshop


Available to anyone in Australia.

How to access

Call 1800 18 SANE (1800 18 7263). 

Visit SANE Help Centre

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.


SANE is a free service.

Calls to SANE are charged at the cost of a local call.

Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.


  • When speaking to SANE, provide as much detail as you can about how you are feeling or the kind of behaviours you are experiencing. 
  • Factsheets about mental illness and related topics, such as treatments, suicide and drugs, are available for download from the SANE website.