Resources and Support
20% of adult Australians will experience mental illness each year. 45% of Australians will suffer some form of mental illness in a lifetime Of those, only 35% seek professional help.
Throughout our lives, particularly during or after adversity, it is normal for people to feel overwhelmed, worry more than usual, and have trouble concentrating and making decisions.
When these feelings and emotions last more than a few weeks, or people stop doing things they’d usually be doing, is when seeking help is essential. The earlier we notice a problem and find help, the better chance of a quick recovery, and we reduce our risk of mental health problems in the future.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
If you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s mental health, you can call one of the numbers below for advice
- Lifeline – 13 11 14
- Men’s Line Australia – 1300 78 99 78
- Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800
- Domestic Violence Line – 1800 656 463
- Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
- NSW Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511
CRRMH has developed resources for individuals, workplaces and communities.
Australian Department of Health website Head to Health is a good place to discover the right digital resources for you.
Some suggestions that may help
- spend time with family and friends
- take time out but don’t isolate yourself
- accept help when its offered
- limit the amount of media coverage you see and hear
- understand you are not alone in your experience
- write down your worries and concerns
- express your feelings in your own time and way
- know you won’t have all the answers
- try not to take big risks and make life-changing decisions until you are ready.