Helpful websites and contacts

Whilst CAPS is here for you during working hours, sometimes life gets tough outside of these times. Below are a series of telephone numbers and websites that can provide you with more information about mental health and also help you out in times of crisis:

Where to seek professional help

Useful phone numbers

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  • The University of Sydney Counselling and Psychological Services.
    Telephone: 8627-8433 or 8627-8437
    E-mail:
  • Your general practitioner.
  • Your community health centre.
  • Transcultural Mental Health Service - Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Telephone: 02 98403767 or 02 9840 3899,
    Toll Free: 1800 648 91
  • For immediate counselling assistance, contact Lifeline on 131-114.
    Lifeline can also give you further contacts, information and help.
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 for 24 hour phone counselling and crisis support
  • Mental Health Access Line: 1800 011 511 (24 hours) will put you in touch with the Adult Crisis Team in your local area
  • Transcultural Mental Health Service. Ph: 02 98403767 or 02 9840 3899, Toll Free: 1800 648 911. (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm)
  • NSW Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017 (24 hours) or (02) 9819 6565
  • Kids Helpline (for up to 25 years old): 1800 551 800
  • Family Drug support: 1300 368 186
  • Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463
  • Alcohol & Drug Information Service: 1800 422 599 (NSW country) or (02) 9361 8000 (Sydney) 24 hour advice, information & referral
  • Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service: (02) 8594 9596
  • The Gender Centre: (02) 9569 2366
  • Grief Support: (02) 9489 6644 (24 hours)
  • HIV/AIDS Info Line: (02) 9332 9700
  • G-Line (Gambling): 1800 633 635
  • University Health Service: (02) 9351 3484
  • International Office: (02) 8627 8300

Useful websites

Below are some Australian websites with helpful information about common problems, sources of help and ways to manage how you are feeling.

Mental health disorder information

Schizophrenia
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Schizophrenia

Bipolar Mood Disorder
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Bipolar_Disorder

Eating Disorder
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Eating_Disorders

Depression
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Depression

Anxiety Disorders
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Anxiety

Other mental health issues:
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au

For information on a wide range of mental health topics translated into many languages see:
http://www.vtpu.org.au/resources/translatedmentalhealth.html