Helplines

Unfortunately, the Wellness Network for Law does not give counselling support or legal advice.  If you need help, please contact your GP, or contact one of the services listed below:

National help lines and centres

Lifeline 24/7 telephone counselling service
13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service 24/7 telephone counselling for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved
1300 659 467 http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
MensLine National 24/7 support for men dealing with relationship and family issues
1300 78 99 78 www.menslineaus.org.au
SuicideLine Victoria 24/7 telephone counselling for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved
1300 651 251 www.suicideline.org.au

 

Helplines and Information

SANE Australia Helpline Mental health information, weekdays 9:00am–5:00pm
1800 187 263 www.sane.org
beyondblue Info Line Information about depression, anxiety and related disorders
1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Black Dog Institute Information about depression and bipolar disorder
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Mental Health First Aid Mental health first aid courses and resources
(03) 9342 3770 http://www.mhfa.com.au
Headspace Mental health services and support for young people 12–25 years
www.headspace.org.au

 

Services for the legal profession

Queensland Law Society – LawCare

http://www.qls.com.au/For_the_profession/Practice_support/Schemes_services/LawCare

Bar Association of Queensland

http://www.qldbar.asn.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=64&Itemid=78

Law Society of New South Wales

http://www.lawsociety.com.au/ForSolictors/professionalsupport/supportingyou/mentalhealthwellbeing/index.htm

New South Wales Bar Association

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/docs/professional/prof_assist/assist_index.php

Legal Services Board

http://www.lsb.vic.gov.au/legal-profession/mental-health-in-the-legal-profession/

Law Institute of Victoria

http://www.liv.asn.au/Practice-Resources/Practice-Support/Health-and-Wellbeing

Victorian Bar

http://www.vicbar.com.au/information/personal-helpline

Law Society of South Australia        (member login required)

http://www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/#

Law Society of Western Australia

http://www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/page.php?id=85

Law Society of Tasmania      (member login required)

http://www.taslawsociety.asn.au/web/en/lawsociety/members/benifits.html#ten

ACT Law Society        (member login required)

http://www.actlawsociety.asn.au/member-services/counselling-services.html

Law Society Northern Territory

http://lawsocietynt.asn.au/for-the-profession/mental-health-and-wellbeing