Better Health Channel
  • If you are in danger, or you have seriously harmed yourself, call triple zero (000) for emergency services.
  • You can access mental health support services throughout Victoria, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need help right now, call a helpline such as beyondblue or Lifeline, or visit a support website for free advice and counselling.
  • If you have self-harmed and need non-urgent medical attention, get treatment from your doctor or go to your local hospital’s emergency department.
  • Call the Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800 for free counselling for children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 25.
  • Get help for mental illness in regional and rural Victoria through your local doctor, telephone helplines, support websites, psychologists and local mental health nurses.

Give feedback about this page

More information

Content disclaimer

Content on this website is provided for information purposes only. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not in any way endorse or support such therapy, service, product or treatment and is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional. The information and materials contained on this website are not intended to constitute a comprehensive guide concerning all aspects of the therapy, product or treatment described on the website. All users are urged to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis and answers to their medical questions and to ascertain whether the particular therapy, service, product or treatment described on the website is suitable in their circumstances. The State of Victoria and the Department of Health shall not bear any liability for reliance by any user on the materials contained on this website.

Reviewed on: 18-09-2015