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Mental health emergency – call 13 14 65
For assistance in a mental health emergency, contact the mental health triage service – telephone 13 14 65 available 24 hours, seven days a week
LETSSLETSS is the Lived Experience Telephone Support Service that was launched in October this year.
This telephone service runs from 5pm-11:30pm every night of the week which includes public holidays and weekends.
This evening service is open at night when people find it difficult to find support.
This is not a clinical or counselling support service but driven by the peer support model where those on the other end of the phone use their lived experience to assist you in making your own decisions about what is best for you. LETSS can help you with;
• information on mental health topics and conditions and where you can go for certain services or support
• support navigating the mental health system including how to get referrals
• real time support for when you may feel you are becoming unwell however it is important to note this is not crisis support (if you require that then please call Mental Health Triage on 13 14 65)
• provide follow-up and wellbeing checks if you need them or have recently been discharged from hospital You can access LETSS by calling 1800 013 755.
Calls to the LETSS will be free of charge (though mobile charges may apply) and callers can remain anonymous if they wish.
Mental Health Triage Service – 13 14 65
The SA Health Mental Health Triage Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is the main point of access into mental health services, can provide advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis situation, is staffed by mental health clinicians, and will assess and refer to acute response teams where appropriate.
If you feel that you may be in need of mental health support and have never accessed a mental health service before, please contact your general practitioner or phone our mental health triage service on 13 14 65.
For non-urgent mental health queries or should you wish to speak to Primary Mental Health Care Services in the Adelaide metropolitan region, please call 1300 89 8213.
For more information about Primary Mental Health Care Service in Adelaide, please visit the Adelaide PHN website here: adelaidephn.com.au
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 569 467
SANE Helpline: 1800 187 263
Crisis Care (4pm-9am): 13 16 11
Mensline Australia: 1300 780 978
Domestic Violence Helpline (24 hours): 1800 800 098
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: 1300 782 200
Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service: 8226 8787 (24 hours) 1800 817 421 (toll free)
Rural & Remote Mental Health Service of SA: 13 14 65
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (24 hours): 1300 131 340
Health Direct ‘Your 24 hour health advice line': 1800 022 222
Mental Health Resource Centre: 08 8221 5166
Mental Health Service Directory
The MHCSA now has a live directory of mental health services across South Australia.
Please note: This directory does not include public mental health services. If you need urgent assistance please call one of the phone services above.
Search our directory of community-managed mental health services here: Mental Health Service Directory