Cheree is unavailable to provide assistance if you are in a crisis, or if you are having a mental health emergency.
National emergency and mental health crisis numbers
All numbers listed below are available 24/7 and are free or the cost of a local call (some charges may apply to mobile users).
Acute Mental Health Situation:
There is an acute mental health assessment centre based at Nepean Hospital that operates 24/7 separate to emergency, for clients experiencing a mental health crisis. Simply turn up or:
The NSW Mental Health Line is a state-wide telephone number which puts you in touch with your local mental health service. Staffed by mental health professionals, the line gives NSW residents access to expert mental health advice, support and referrals for people dealing with a mental health problem and their families and carers. Where appropriate they can put you in contact with the local mental health crisis or acute care team. The Mental Health Line also provides advice about clinical symptoms, the urgency of the need for care and local treatment options for health and care service providers.
Crisis Telephone Counselling Services:
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
For anyone in Australia 24hrs 7 days a week who need to talk it out with a trained mental health professional. They are there to listen, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can seek further support. There is also a web chat service available from 3pm to midnight on their website
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide. People who are not linked in with current professional support can also access up to six sessions of ongoing counselling with the same counsellor at scheduled times.
Sexual assault, family and domestic violence Line 1800 424 017
For anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence and their non-offending supporters.