Resources

Please note that Parent in Mind is not an emergency service, and all appointments are pre-booked.

If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts, seek immediate help by calling 000 or attending the closest hospital Emergency Department.

Other resources include:

Psychiatric Triage:
A telephone based assessment and support service which is the first point of contact to seek support from the public mental health service.
As it is location specific, please visit this link to find the one appropriate for you: http://www3.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealthservices/

Beyond Blue:
Provides information and support about your mental health.
Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Calls are confidential.
Tel: 1300 22 46 36
Visit the website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Lifeline:
A 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention service. Lifeline provide support via telephone, text or online chat.
Tel: 13 11 14
Visit the website: https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Suicide Call Back Service:
National service providing free 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
Tel: 1300 659 467
Visit the website: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

PANDA (Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Australia):
Supports women and families nationwide affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the first postpartum year. PANDA provides free telephone support and a range of programs to help women and families recover from perinatal anxiety and depression.
Tel: 1300 726 306
Visit the website: https://www.panda.org.au/

Sands (Miscarriage, still birth and newborn death support)
Provide 24/7 phone support via a peer-to-peer model as well as other individual and group support via phone and online channels.
Tel: 1300 308 307
Visit the website: https://www.sands.org.au/

Gidget Foundation
Supports emotional wellbeing of expecting and new parents via advocacy, education and a national Telehealth program offering counselling services.
Tel: 1300 851 758
Visit the website: https://www.gidgetfoundation.org.au/