24 hour mental health hotlines

Northern Territory Mental Health Line: 1800 682 288

You can get free and confidential 24 hour support from the Northern Territory Mental Health Access Team by calling the NT Mental Health Line: 1800 682 288.

You should call 1800 682 288 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis or have concerns about another person's mental health.

In an emergency, a risk to life or personal safety you should call the Northern Territory Police.

Other 24 hour mental health hotlines are listed below.

Service What they do Website Phone
Beyondblue Provide extensive educational information and advice around depression and anxiety. They have many electronic tools to help you with mental health issues and to help the people that care about you.  www.beyondblue.org.au 1300 224 636
Defence Force Support service available to current and former service people and their families. Staffed by qualified professionals including social workers and psychologists who provide assessment, assistance or referral. www.defence.gov.au 1800 624 608
Kids Help Line A free 24 hour phone and online service for kids and young people aged 5 to 25 years. You can get help over the phone, email or web. www.kidshelp.com.au 1800 551 800
Lifeline 13 11 14 Lifeline provides national crisis line support services. They are available 24 hours 7 days a week. The trained volunteers will listen and help with planning appropriate interventions as needed. www.lifeline.org.au 13 11 14
Mensline Australia A professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with problems, stress and distress in a practical and effective way. Available 24 hours 7 days a week. www.mensline.org.au 1300 789 978
National Hope Line Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support provides information, resources and training for those that support people who are at risk of suicide or have lost a loved one to suicide. www.suicideprevention.salvos.org.au 1300 467 354
Samaritans Crisis Line A 24 hour crisis line and youth crisis line for those requiring emotional support or feeling at risk. thesamaritans.org.au/get-help-support 24 hours: 1800 198 313
Business hours: (08) 9388 2500
SANE Australia 1800 18 SANE (7263) A national charity working towards a better life for people affected by mental illness, through campaigning, education and research. www.sane.org 
Standby Response a community-based, postvention program that provides a 24 hour coordinated response offering support and assistance for Northern Territory people who have been bereaved by suicide recently or in the past.   Top End: 0418 575 680

Central Australia:
0439 842 155
Suicide Call Back Service A 24 hour nationwide service that provides free professional telephone and online counselling to people over 18 years who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal or has been bereaved by suicide. www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ 1300 659 467
Suicide Prevention Australia 24 hour crisis phone support available. www.suicideprevention.com.au/ 1800 465 366

Last updated: 19 December 2017