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 : Free call 1800 648 911 or (02) 9912 3851 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm)
  • NSW Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017 (24 hours) or (02) 9819 6565
  • National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 737 732
  • Sexual Assault Counselling Australia 1800 211 028 (8am - 11pm, Monday to Friday)
  • 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
  • Twenty10 (LGBTIQ Support): Metro Support: 02 8594 9555, Rural freecall: 1800 65 2010
  • QLife Australia: 1800 184 527 (daily 3pm-Midnight)
  • Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement: 1800 642 066
  • HIV/AIDS Info Line: (02) 9332 9700
  • NSW Gambling Help 1800 858 858
  • University Health Service: (02) 9351 3484
  • International Office: 1800 SYD UNI

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