Find support in Australia

My Life After ICU does not offer crisis support, counselling or health advice. This website is also not a substitute for professional care. If you need support from a professional contact your GP, your local health centre or one of the services listed below. Family and friends of someone going through a crisis can also use these services for advice and support.
In a medical emergency call 000

Urgent help

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

Call this number for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention support.
Available 24/7

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13 11 14

Call this number for crisis support and suicide prevention.
Available 24/7

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Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

Counselling for those at risk of suicide. Counselling for carers and bereaved.
Available 24/7

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Kids Help Line

1800 55 1800

Counselling for children and young adults from 5 to 25 years old. Also for parents and carers.
Available 24/7

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MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78

Telephone and online support for men with emotional and relationship issues. Available 24/7

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1300 737 732

National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service. Available 24/7

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Other online and phone support services

Carers Australia Carer Gateway

1800 422 737

Emotional, practical and financial support for carers. Offer over the phone counselling.
8 – 5 AEST Mon – Fri

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1300 845 745

Free counselling and support to anyone experiencing grief, loss and/or trauma.
8 – 8 AEST Mon – Fri

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Free online services to support young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.

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Mindspot Clinic

Provides free, digital mental health services to adults across Australia online or via telephone.

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National Centre for Childhood Grief

1300 654 556

Counselling and support for children and teens from 3-18 years of age, information resources, education and training.

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Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

Provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

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Information and support on a specific condition or health issue


1300 560 299

A society focussed on nutrition. Supports and promotes high standards for parenteral and enteral nutrition for patients in hospital and at home.

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Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

1800 642 066

Provides grief and bereavement education as well as support for bereaved and grieving Australians.

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Bowel Cancer Australia

1800 555 494

National charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

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Heart Foundation

An organisation working to improve heart disease prevention, detection and support for all Australians.

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Stroke Foundation

1800 787 653

A national charity that partners with the community to prevent stroke, save lives, and enhance recovery.

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Synapse – Australia's Brain Injury Organisation

1300 842 867

Provides services for people who have a brain injury or disability, carers, family members and organisations.

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Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

1300 842 867

World-class heart research institute. Information and resources for patients and families.

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Government support

132 717

There are payments and services to help if you’re ill, injured or have disability. You may also be able to get financial help and other services if you care for someone with a disability or illness.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

1800 838 372

Income support covers a range of payments and benefits that you and your family can access. The support can include regular payments as well as extra allowances to top up your income.

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My Aged Care

1800 200 422

A service providing information on the different types of aged care services available. Offers assessment of needs as well as information and referrals for different services.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

1800 800 110

Supports people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS helps people with disability to get work and participate in the community.

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Psychological support services

Australian Association of Social Workers

This is not a crisis or counselling service. It is the organisation that represents social workers. It is a site where you can find a social worker near you.

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Australian Psychological Society

This is not a crisis or counselling service. This organisation helps the community to understand and access psychology via education, advocacy, and evidence-based practice. Information is provided here about Medicare Rebates for psychological services.

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Financial and employment support services


A government service with free tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most of your money.

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National Debt Helpline

1800 007 007

A financial counselling service that is free, confidential and independent. Available to people suffering financial difficulty.

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ICU Follow Up Clinics

Hospital ICU Follow Up Clinics do not offer crisis support, counselling or health advice over the phone. If you or a family member need support from a professional please contact your GP, your local health centre or one of the services above. In a medical emergency call 000

Some (but not all) hospitals with an ICU offer ICU Follow Up Clinics for patients after their ICU stay. A referral from the ICU at the hospital is required for a patient to attend the clinic. Here is a list of ICU Hospital Follow Up Clinics in Australia.

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