Counselling is a great resource to help if your mental health slips into the danger zone and you feel like you are struggling to cope with what’s going on.

It is common to have a range of strong emotions when you are going through separation and divorce. Sometimes you’ll be able to cope with it yourself and manage your emotions but other times they may feel too much to handle.

That is when phone counselling services can help:

Emergency if you think that you or someone else it at immediate risk call 000.

Suicide Call Back is on 1300 568 467.

Call that number and they’ll call you right back and stay talking to you till you’re feeling OK or help can come out to you.

Suicide Call Back Website

Download the ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan app

ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan is available from both Android and Apple App stores.

Lifeline 13 11 14

Lifeline are great to call not just if you are feeling like it is all too hard. You can talk to their counsellor if you are feeling lonely and isolated or just need to talk to someone day or night.

https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Kid’s Helpline is a phone counselling service for children (5 to 12), Teens (13 – 17) and young adults (18 – 25)

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

MensLine Australia 1300 789 978

Men’s line has a phone support line and lots of resources on their websites designed specifically for men.

www.mensline.org.au

Joanne Law
Author: Joanne Law

Joanne Law provides family dispute resolution and post separation coaching services for Interact Support.