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There are a range of ways you can access mental health support.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency call Mental Health Triage, for after hours support there is the Lived Experience Telephone Support Service or you can search through our online Directory to find something in your area.
If English is not your first language, call ASKPEACE on (08) 8245 8110.
You can also contact your General Practitioner to talk about a Mental Health Plan and other supports.
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
If you are a young person, visit a headspace Centre in your area for free. You can find them here.
To connect with First Nations controlled services, check out: nunku.org.au
Mental health emergency: 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.
This service is the main point of access into mental health services when experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis situation. It is staffed by mental health clinicians who will assess and refer you to acute response teams where appropriate.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency call:
Mental Health Service Directory
The MHCSA has a directory of mental health services across South Australia.
Search our directory of community-managed mental health services here: Mental Health Service Directory
LETSS: 1800 013 755LETSS is the Lived Experience Telephone Support Service.
This telephone service runs from 5pm-11:30pm every night of the week, every day of the year including public holidays and weekends.
This evening service is open at night when people find it difficult to find support.
This is a peer support service meaning trained mental health workers with lived experience are on the other end using their knowledge and expertise to assist you in making your own decisions about what is best for you. LETSS can help you with;
• information on mental health 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 are free of charge (though mobile charges may apply) and callers can remain anonymous if they wish.
Support Lines You Can Also Call
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
SA COVID-19 Mental Health Line: 1800 632 753
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
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