Mental health services and resources

The services and resources listed on this page provide support and assistance for people who need help with their mental health or the mental health of someone close to them.

Mental health services and resources

The services and resources listed on this page provide support and assistance for people who need help with their mental health or the mental health of someone close to them. You can also visit the Mental Health Services and Support Contact List page on the NSW Ministry of Health's website for more services. 

People who experience issues with alcohol and other drugs use may also experience mental health problems. This is known as 'dual diagnosis'. 

The relationship between mental health and alcohol and other drug use is a complex one. A mental illness may make a person more likely to use drugs to provide short-term relief from their symptoms, while for other people using drugs can trigger the first symptoms of mental illness. 

Head to Health  is provided by the Australian Department of Health, and brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations. 


WayAhead, works to educate people throughout New South Wales and beyond on mental health and wellbeing and link them to services and resources that improve their mental health.


SANE Australia is a national mental health charity making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy. 1 800 187 263

Beyond Blue has been providing supports and services to people in Australia for 20 years and focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. 1 300 224 636

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. They develop evidence-based population mental health programs, new treatments for depression, and suicide prevention and early intervention strategies. is an internet service for young people that provides information, support and resources about mental health issues and enable them to develop resilience, increase coping skills, and facilitate help-seeking behaviour. 

One Door Mental Health is the new name for the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW. They are a mental health service provider specialising in severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder. 1800 843 539

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project) is run by Mental Health Australia and provides mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. 

WellMob is for all of our frontline health and wellbeing workers and it brings together online resources made by and for Aboriginal people. Here you will find websites, apps, podcasts, videos, helplines, social media and online programs all with a focus on social and emotional wellbeing.

eMHPrac is a directory of Australian, evidence-based, free (or low-cost), publicly funded digital mental health programs and resources, ranging from apps, to crisis helplines, to self-guided online programs. Explore the directory to learn about the range of digital support available for Australians.

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.1300 78 99 78

Neami is a values-based, not-for-profit organisation providing mental health, homelessness and suicide prevention services and working to strengthen local communities.

Project Air 

Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders is a partnership between the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong and the NSW Ministry for Health and Local NSW Health Districts. It seeks to engage the community, families, carers, consumers and health and drug and alcohol services and agencies, to support better treatments for personality disorders.

SAMSN is a not-for-profit charity that employs qualified staff and men with lived experience to provide services to male survivors of child sexual assault, their families, and supporters.  1800 4 SAMSN (72 676) 

The package of mental health resources included on this page was developed by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Services, and was funded by Mindgardens Neuroscience Network.

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