South Australia

 

Mental Health Services

Lifeline Telephone Service

www.lifeline.org.au

Lifeline's 24 hour telephone crisis support service is available to anyone needing emotional support. Lifeline is a confidential service staffed by trained volunteers.

 

Call 13 11 14 From anywhere in Australia 24 hours a day

 

Lifeline also provides online information about mental health issues and an online directory of mental health services on their website at www.lifeline.org.au

 

Lifeline Mental Health Resource Centre

www.lifeline.org.au - Mental Health Resource Centre

Lifeline Mental Health Resource Centre provides self-help information and tool kits about a range of mental health issues, including stress.

 

Lifeline Service Finder

www.lifeline.org.au - service finder

Lifeline Service Finder is an an online directory of free and low cost health and community services across Australia. Also available as an iPhone app.

 

Beyond Blue National Depression Initiative

www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyond Blue is a national government-funded depression initiative which provides information about depression, programs for schools and workplaces and information about mental health services

 

BeyondBlue also provides a telephone & email support & information service at 1300 22 4636 & infoline@beyondblue.org.au

 

Beyond Blue Infoline

www.beyondblue.org.au - Get help

Beyond Blue Infoline is a telephone and email service which provides information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and referrals to relevant services.

 

Phone: 1300 22 4636 for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Australia;

Email: infoline@beyondblue.org.au

 

Beyond Blue Medical or Allied Health Practitioner search

www.beyondblue.org.au - Practioner search

Beyond Blue Medical or Allied Health Practitioner search is a national listing of health practitioners with expertise in the treatment of depression and anxiety, including pysychologists and other counsellors.

 

The Black Dog Institute

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder. The website provides information about depression and mental health in general, as well as a Workplace Wellbeing questionnaire.

 

 

Health Services

 

Better Health Channel

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Better Health Channel (funded by the Victorian Government) is a health and medical information website that provides information to help people stay healthy or understand and manage their health and medical conditions. Funded by the State Government of Victoria & free of advertising and other commercial content.

 

The website provides clear and comprehensive information about health conditions, tests and treatments and about healthy living topics such as fitness, nutrition and work. Regularly voted the number one health and medical information website in Australia.

 

Health Direct

www.healthdirect.gov.au/

Health Direct is a online health information service providing information on a range of health and wellbeing topics.

 

ABC Health & Wellbeing (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

www.abc.net.au/health/healthnews/

ABC Health & Wellbeing (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) offers information and current news articles about a broad range of health and wellbeing topics.

 

 

Healthdirect Australia telephone health service

www.healthdirect.gov.au

Health Direct Australia Health provides free advice from a registered nurse 24 hours a day. The nurse can give expert advice on any health problem, and direct you to local health services. Available to residents in ACT, NSW, NT, TAS, SA & WA.

 

Ph: 1800 022 222 - Free from landlines. Mobile charges may apply.

 

After Hours GP Helpline

www.healthdirect.gov.au - GP Helpline

For assistance with urgent health issues outside of normal general practitioner hours. Calls will be answered by a registered nurse who will assess your condition. Medical advice is available from a GP if necessary. You will be referred to the most appropriate local health service if you need to access face-to-face medical assistance.

 

Emergencies will be transferred to 000 with the nurse or GP staying on the line.

 

Ph: 1800 022 222 - Free from landlines. Mobile charges may apply.


6pm-8am Mon-Fri
6pm Fri-8am Sat
12noon Sat-8am Mon
24 hours on public holidays.

 

 

Government Health Services

 

South Australia Health

www.sahealth.sa.gov.au

The South Australia Health website provides information about government and non-government health services available in South Australia. A searchable directory of services with listings for a range of health professionals including counsellors and psychologists.

 

 

Alcohol & Drug Services

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.aa.org.au

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal society of recovering alcoholics. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking. Member's anonymity is protected. There are 1800 regular AA meetings held across Australia. The national website provides a searchable directory of AA meetings across Australia.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Telephone Helplines

www.aa.org.au - helpline

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) telephone helplines provide information and support over the phone. AA doesn't employ professional counsellors or psychologists. When you phone an AA helpline you will be talking to an AA member, a volunteer who is an alcoholic and is using the AA program to recover and stay sober. See the website for your local telephone helpline number or phone 1300 22 22 22 to be transferred to your nearest local AA office (for the cost of a local call from a landline).

 

Al-Anon Family Groups Australia

www.al-anon.alateen.org/australia

Al-Anon is an informal support network of support groups for people who have family members or friends who have problems with alcohol or drug dependency. The website provides information about Al-Anon and a searchable directory of meetings across Australia.

 

 

Employee Assistance Programs

 

South Australian Dept of Education & Child Development Employee Assistance Program

EAP

The South Australian Dept of Education & Children's Services Employee Assistance Program (EAP) allows employees and managers, and their immediate family members, to receive counselling for both personal and work-related matters. The provider is Converge International 1300 687 327.

 

 

Work Safety Authorities

 

SafeWork SA

www.safework.sa.gov.au

SafeWork SA is responsible for administering occupational health, safety and welfare laws and certain industrial relations laws in South Australia.