Mental Health Services
The ANU has a range of resources available that cover common topics of interest to students such as homesickness, issues with study, relationships and mental health.
Urgent crisis support
|Emergency||24-hour emergency assistance (Police, Fire, Ambulance)||000 112 (GSM mobiles)|
|Canberra Rape Crisis Centre||A crisis and counselling telephone support service: 7am-11pm||6247 2525|
|ACT Crisis, Assessment & Treatment Team (CATT)||24-hour mental health emergency access & support||1800 629 354 or 6205 1065|
|Lifeline||24-hour telephone counselling – Cost of local call (fixed lines).||13 11 14|
|Kids Helpline||24-hour crisis line for people aged 5-25 years||1800 551 800|
|Suicide Call Back Service||24-hour crisis counselling and call back||1300 659 467|
|Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)||24-hour domestic violence crisis assistance||6280 0900|
|1800 RESPECT||24-hour national sexual assault & domestic violence crisis counselling line||1800 737 732|
|Mensline||24-hour telephone counselling & support for men||1300 78 99 78|
|HealthDirect||24-hour medical & health advice line staffed by registered nurses||1800 022 222 or 6207 7777|
|Poisons Information Line||24-hour advice by medical professionals on acute or chronic poisoning||131 126|
|National University Support Line||Australia wide 24/7 University support line||1800 572 224|
- Mind Health Connect – an electronic hub of Australian mental health services and resources, providing high quality information across a range of services and needs, (also on Facebook and Twitter).
- QLife – Q Life provides a nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based service to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being mis-gendered and/or social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing. The QLife line operates daily from 3pm to 12am.
- Sane Australia – online and telephone helpline, fact sheets, podcasts/videos, mental health campaigns, stigma reduction & research. or 1800 18 SANE (7263).
- Beyond Blue – national organisation offering information and advice on mental health issues especially depression and anxiety.
- Black Dog Institute – offers evidenced-based information and resources on depression and bipolar disorder.
- Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) – high quality interactive workbooks, strategies and self-help information on a range of mental health topics.
- ECouch – a free interactive web-based self-help program for issues such as general anxiety, social anxiety and depression.
- MoodGYM – a free interactive online program teaching skills to cope with life’s problems, including CBT for preventing depression.
- Just Ask Us – online network for tertiary students with information, tools and advice on drug, alcohol, mental health and wellbeing issues.
- Reach Out – an interactive site for young people with help, information, and support for a range of issues, including fact sheets, stories, forums and videos.
- Authentic Happiness – focuses on developing positive emotions and strengths.
- Anxiety Self-help – information about managing anxiety disorders and phobias.
- Alcohol & Drug Information Service – 24-hour information, advice, & support for those affected directly or indirectly by drug & alcohol issues 6207 9977