We recognise that these are extraordinary times and people may be experiencing stress and/or struggling to maintain their mental health as they confront their individual circumstances.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind members that in the event they have concerns to express, your union is always available.
Alternatively, there is your EAP or the following services:
Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Calls are confidential. They will listen, provide information and advice and point you in the right direction to seek further support.
Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36
24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Lifeline 131 114
A telephone counselling support line for children and young people ages 5 to 25 and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
NSW Mental Health Line
A mental health professional will answer your call about mental health concerns for you or someone you are concerned about, including children, teens, adults and older people.
Mental Health Line 1800 011 511
Suicide Call Back Service
National services that provides free 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families.
Carers Australia 1800 242 636
Carers Connection Line
If you are a family member, friend, or carer of someone with a mental illness, call the Carers Connection Line if you would like to receive information, referrals and support.
Mental Health Carers NSW
1300 554 660 (02) 9332 0700
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Provides information, education and support for carers, including carer support groups.
Carers NSW 1800 242 636
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)
The COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative develops information for parents, their family and friends in support of these kids and young people. This information complements online training courses developed by COPMI for professionals to support families either individually or through community services and programs.
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
Young Carers Helpline
Gives young people tips on how to look after themselves and the person you are caring for.
Young Carers Network 1800 242 636