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Mental health

For immediate assistance contact Lifeline.
Call 13 11 14 (24/7)

Information and services

  • ECU Counselling Services tip sheets - Depression; Stress; Relaxation techniques; Time management
  • - Australia's leading online youth mental health service
  • Headspace - The national youth mental health foundation for 15-25 year olds
  • The Desk - Videos for university students on getting things done, staying calm, staying connected and feeling good
  • Mental Health Commission WA - Weblinks and information on Western Australian and Australian mental health services and online tools for all ages
  • Mental Health in Multicultural Australia - Mental health information translated into many languages
  • Sane Australia - Videos, fact sheets, podcasts, helpline for all ages about mental illness
  • Beyond blue - Information on anxiety and depression and where to get help in English and other languages
  • Black Dog Institute - Information and videos on mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, and when and where to get help
  • Men's Line Telephone and online support for men
  • Healthdirect Australia Search Health A-Z for facts, tips and services

Suicide, self-harm and crisis counselling

  • For life threatening medical emergencies call 000
  • ECU Out of Hours Crisis Line on 1300 583 032 or text 0488 884 232
  • Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MERL) Metro 1300 555 788; Peel 1800 676 822
  • RuralLink 1800 552 002 - A specialist after-hours mental health telephone service for the rural communities of Western Australia
  • Lifeline - In addition to a help-line, Life line has an online crisis support chat service, information sheets, self-help tools and a free translating and interpretation service
  • Suicide Call Back Service - As well as a phone line and online, this service has tips sheets on how to help you or someone else who is feeling suicidal
  • Crisis Care - A Western Australian telephone, information and counselling service for people in crisis or needing urgent help. This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • healthdirect Australia - after hours helpline with a registered nurse on 1800 022 222
  • Find your nearest public hospital emergency department
  • Healthdirect Australia - Search Health A-Z for facts, tips and services. This service provided by the Australian Government, has a page dedicated to self-harm

Free apps

Online clinics

  • This Way Up - An online clinic for anxiety and depression
  • Mental Health Online - Information about mental health, clinical assessment and treatment programs
  • Mood GYM - An online cognitive therapy tool to assist people who are vulnerable to depression

Diverse sexuality

  • Freedom Centre - Information and Perth based services for young people (under 26) to be informed, happy and healthy about their sexuality, sex and gender. WA Mental Health Commission funded
  • Living Proud: LGBTI Community Services of WA - Information and WA services including a telephone counselling and information line

Eating disorders information and services

Violence and aggression

Information on these websites is not a substitute for a health professional’s advice and the University does not accept any liability in relation to your reliance on the content of these websites. If you are worried about what you are experiencing or how you are feeling, please make an appointment with the Student Health Services or Student Counselling Service, or other similar external services. Self-diagnosis from these websites is not advised, please see a trained professional.

The University is not responsible for the content of websites referred to and does not warrant or represent that it is complete, accurate or suitable for your specific requirements. Inclusion of any website does not infer endorsement by the University.

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