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Mental Health Support Resources

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, PLEASE CALL 000

There are a number of mental health support resources available if you need help now. If you are looking for assistance with everyday tasks check out our Helping Hands program.

The Parent and Family Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counseling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. Callers have the option to speak to an experienced parent volunteer.
Confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use. Phone: 08 9442 5000 Country callers: 1800 198 024 Available: 24/7
Carers Counselling Line provides short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families. Carers WA assist people who provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends who have disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged. Phone: 1800 007 332 Available 8:30am – 7:30pm, Monday – Friday
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia operates Australia’s only National Helpline for individuals and their families to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression, a serious illness that affects up to one in five expecting or new mums or one in ten expecting or new dads. PANDA supports women, men and families across Australia.
Telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationships concerns. The qualified counsellors at MensLine specialise in family and relationship issues, including relationship breakdown, separation and divorce, parenting, family violence, suicide prevention and emotional well-being.
Rural link is an after-hours mental health telephone service for people in rural communities of Western Australia. Phone: 1800 552 002 Available: 4.30pm-8:30am Monday to Friday. 24 hours Saturday and Sunday and public holidays.
For anyone involved in a mental health emergency in the community – including individuals, families/carers, members of the general public or health professionals. Clinicians at MHERL provide assessment, specialist intervention and support for people experiencing a mental health emergency and if required, referral to a local mental health service Phone: 1300 555 788 (Perth Metro Residents) 1800 676 822 (Peel Residents)
The Suicide Prevention Public Education Program’s Think Mental Health Campaign is a key initiative of the State-wide suicide prevention strategy, Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives (the Strategy), under Action Area One – Greater public awareness and united action across the community. The Think Mental Health education campaign is part of a comprehensive approach in Western Australia that aims to build mental health and wellbeing and reduce mental health issues with view to reducing Western Australia’s suicide rate. It supports other initiatives to prevent and reduce suicide in Western Australia. The Think Mental Health education campaign’s focus is on assisting the Western Australian community to connect with the best information, support and services for their particular situation, without duplicating the good work already being done. The Think Mental Health website is one of a number of campaign strategies being delivered. Its primary focus is to provide information on how to maintain mental health and wellbeing, provide information on what you can do when things aren’t going so well and where to get help when it is needed.
The Australian Government has launched a range of new supports and services through Carer Gateway. Carers can currently access new dedicated services including counselling, online coaching and skills courses via the Carer Gateway website.  Carer Gateway can also help to navigate the various services and supports for carers available through government and non-government providers. For a FACT SHEET click here
MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. We provide assessment and treatment courses, or we can help you find local services that can help.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
If you’re trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Phone 1300 224 636​

Helping Hands Program

Sometimes the simple things are extremely difficult and hurt and we can take days to recover from simply doing our housework or gardening. To help support our members we have an offshoot group called Helping Hands. The aim of this group is to have a list of people who can help members of Invisible Illnesses Inc. with their everyday needs.

Many of our members are on a pension or work part-time. Unfortunately, a lot are not entitled to HACC services such as Silverchain etc, hence why we have set up Helping Hands.

We offer our volunteers a gift card at the end of the month to those that can help with cleaning, gardening, general household chores such as washing, making beds, folding etc. Some of our members are unable to drive and may need help to do shopping, get to appointments or events.