Below is a list of mental health support services, including youth mental health support, community mental health programs, mental health organisations, hospital mental health services and mental health education programs. If you cannot find local mental health support services for your area, there is a list of state and national mental health support services at the bottom of this page, including those offering counselling and referral services.

Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services

The alcohol and drug team at NCHS develop and implement health promotion activities that aim to reduce harm from and use of alcohol and other drugs in the Fitzroy Valley. Together, the team provide the following services:

  • Family, individual and community education and support sessions for alcohol and other drugs
  • Support for applications and existing Section 152 alcohol restrictions on houses
  • Support for communities with Section 175 restrictions, or for those communities wanting to apply
  • School education program
  • Alcohol and other drug information to communities and community groups
  • Management of the Fitzroy Valley Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention Group
  • Health promotion events and community activities
  • FASD education and prevention
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Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service – Derby

Kimberley Mental Health & Drug Service provides specialist mental health services to the Kimberley for all age groups. The service aims to deliver a comprehensive range of high quality, community focused mental health services to residents of & visitors to the Kimberley.  KCADS provides assessment, counselling and referral and support to people who are experiencing problems as a result of their own, or someone else’s alcohol or drug use. Participation in KCADS services is voluntary.
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HelpingMinds – YoungMinds

YoungMinds is a program to assist families living in the Kimberley.

The program is aimed at children 0-18 years, who are experiencing emotional difficulties in their lives or are at risk of developing mental health issues.

The service provides free, practical counselling and support for young people and families for up to 12 months, introducing coping skills and how to develop your individual strengths

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Derby Youth Centre

The Derby Youth service focus is about developing opportunities for innovative, safe, youth-oriented recreation, leisure and cultural activities. They also offer help to young people with complex needs around issues such as drugs and alcohol, relationships, mental health and abuse. Youth workers can respond to individual crises and offer referral to relevant services.

The Youth Centre offers a comprehensive school holiday program as well as structured activities during term time such as sporting competitions, arts and crafts, music and healthy eating. The centre is equipped with a kitchen, skate park, basketball court, computers, pool table, table tennis table and video games.

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Derby Aboriginal Health Service – Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team

The DAHS Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team provides services that help individuals develop and maintain positive thoughts, behaviours and relationships. This is achieved through a strengths based approach in a person centred environment.

SEWB are a team of health professionals that are dedicated to providing culturally sensitive services for the people of Derby and surrounding Aboriginal communities. Staff are able to help with a wide range of emotional problems including, but not limited to; depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness and worry. Services are for all age groups from youth to older members of our community.

SEWB Programs Include

  • Counselling
  • Social Work
  • Youth Support Programs
  • Perinatal Support and Advocacy
  • Men’s and Boy’s Support and Advocacy
  • Social and Emotional Health Education
  • Healthy Workforce Training
  • Community Development

SEWB Group Programs

  • Anger Management
  • Deadly Thinking
  • Hey Dad
  • Shine Girls Group
  • Bodyshop Girls Clinical Service
  • Work–Strengths Program for Employers and Organisations
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State and National Mental Health Services Services

Regional Australia Institute – Rural Health Connect

Rural Health Connect is a website and app that links people in rural Australia to psychologists via video conferencing technology. Their site allows people to conduct sessions with psychologists from the privacy of their own home with no travel or wait time and no stigma.
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Here for You

A state-wide, confidential, non-judgemental, telephone service giving a single point of contact for anyone concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol and other drug use and/or mental health issues.  Contact is one-to-one with a qualified counsellor or professional peer practitioner based in WA. Peer practitioners have a lived experience of alcohol and other drug use and/or mental health issues and recovery and are trained to use their experiences to support individuals living with similar issues. Provided by the Mental Health Commission of WA.
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Peer Pathways

CoMHWA’s Peer Pathways project is a West Australian, Statewide helpline for people with mental health challenges to find the supports needed to promote mental and physical wellbeing. Our Peer Navigators will assist you, your family and your carers to navigate services across the State.
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PsychHelp

PyschHelp offers a full range of telehealth based online psychological services across Australia. Their Psychologists are qualified and registered with a broad range of expertise. They provide a convenient, affordable, and confidential service for all clients with bulk billing also available

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ForWhen

ForWhen helps you access local services based in your state or territory. 
Mental health support for expecting and new parents.  Will connect parents that are struggling to navigate the complex waters of pregnancy and new parenthood to the critical mental health services you might need most.  Provided by Australia’s early parenting services, including Ngala in WA
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Ozhelp Foundation

OzHelp is here to help and you are not alone. Their support services are always confidential and they are here to discuss anything that is troubling you.
No information will be passed onto your employer or anyone else about you. Conversations are between you and OzHelp at all times.
Some of the concerns we can help with include:
• Not coping at work
• Having trouble with relationships
• Can’t sleep
• Feeling down
• Can’t shake your worries
• Parenting or co-parenting issues
• Drinking too much
• Gambling issues
• A friend you are worried about
• Financial issues
If you just need some advice or someone to talk to then that’s okay too.
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Mental Health Emergency Response Line

Anyone experiencing or dealing with others experiencing mental health distress or crisis across regional and remote callers can reach RuralLink.
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Samaritans

The Samaritans provides telephone counselling for all sorts of worries so that you can feel completely comfortable in sharing what you are going through. 
The volunteers are here for you – and aren’t afraid to talk abut sensitive and difficult subjects including, but not limited to:
 
• Relationship or family problems
• Loss and bereavement
• Financial worries or job-related anxiety
• School, college or study-related stress
• Illness – your own or someone you care for
• Addiction or substance abuse
• Thoughts of suicide
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SANE Help Centre

The SANE Help Centre provides counselling support, information and referrals to adults who identify as having a complex mental health issue, complex trauma or high levels of psychological distress. 
 
SANE services include:
• Telephone counselling
• Online chat service
• Email counselling 
• Support and community forums.
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Rurallink

Rurallink gives easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff, with a focus on supporting people with mental health issues.

It is a confidential service that meets the needs of the community and delivering continuous care and support where needed. The service provides a single point of contact providing information, advice, assessment, and where required, referrals to other mental health services.

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Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They offer telephone, online chat and text support services. Telephone service are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Blue Knot Foundation

Blue Knot Helpline is a specialist service which support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, parents, partners, family and friends as well as the professionals who work with them.
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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides mental health information and support for all Australians. Beyond Blue services includes:

  • Telephone support
  • Online chat
  • Email support
  • Online forums
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Suicide Call Back

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.

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Call to Mind

Call to Mind is a telepsychiatry service that allows people across Australia to access quality mental health care. They have a team of psychiatrists ranging in availability and speciality to best meet your needs. Consults are held on a video-conferencing platform so you can attend your appointment from anywhere.

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