SuicideLine Victoria

SuicideLine Victoria is a 24/7 telehealth service that offers free professional phone and online counselling for people living in Victoria.

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Mental Health 

What is social anxiety?

Social anxiety is more than just feeling nervous about a social function or event. People who have social anxiety feel an extreme sense of fear and anxiety in social settings and everyday interactions. They often know their fear may be unreasonable, but they are unable to overcome it. Learn how to spot the signs.

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What are the symptoms of anxiety and what can cause anxiety?

Many of us feel anxious when we have a stressful event  or situation coming up, and we are worried about it. This feeling is temporary and usually goes away after the event or situation has ended. Anxiety is when that feeling of anxiousness does not go away and is long term. Find out more about the symptoms of anxiety and what can cause anxiety.

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Thinking about suicide  

Signs you are struggling to cope

Struggling to cope? Feeling overwhelmed? Learn about the warning signs and get simple stress relievers to feel better.

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Free counselling and support for people at risk of suicide and anyone experiencing mental health issues

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Need to talk to someone?

SuicideLine Victoria offers free professional 24/7 telephone counselling support to people at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues.

Call 1300 651 251

Online Chat & Video Counselling

SuicideLine Victoria offers free professional 24/7 online counselling support to people at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues.

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What to do in an emergency

If someone’s life is in danger or there is an immediate risk of harm, call emergency services on 000.

SuicideLine Victoria has advice on what to do if you are with the person at risk, if the person at risk has called you or you need the poisons information hotline.

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Why use phone and online counselling?

With its less confronting approach, many people find phone and online counselling a helpful alternative to face-to-face counselling. Our qualified counsellors specialise in working with suicide-related issues, and will assist you in working through difficult emotions. We offer both single and multi-session counselling services to eligible clients.

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Latest from SuicideLine Victoria

Loneliness - ways to improve your social relationships

Researchers have been investigating the impact of loneliness and how connecting with people can positively improve our mental health, wellbeing, and physical health. For some of us, this may be easy, but for others, social relationships and situations can leave us feeling a little awkward. Here’s some advice on how to improve your social relationships. 

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Loneliness - ways to improve your social relationships

Researchers have been investigating the impact of loneliness and how connecting with people can positively improve our mental health, wellbeing, and physical health. For some of us, this may be easy, but for others, social relationships and situations can leave us feeling a little awkward. Here’s some advice on how to improve your social relationships. 

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Why is change so hard?

Many of us set new goals to change and struggle to make headway in accomplishing them. We will explore why change is hard and provide tips to help you make that change.

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Taking care of yourself at work

Achieving a meaningful work-life balance is essential for our mental health. Without clear boundaries and healthy habits, work-related stress can significantly affect our wellbeing. So, how do we proactively reduce the risk and set ourselves up for success?

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Get help with professional support

Feeling suicidal can be an overwhelming and painful experience, but it is not something you have to bear alone. You can get help. There are services and professionals available to help you through this difficult time. 

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What can cause depression?

We may all feel sad or in a down mood at some time in our life, but when you have depression, these feelings last for a long time and can be quite intense. There usually isn’t one single event or factor that can cause depression, but rather a combination of several factors. Here we look at key these factors that can lead to depression.

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Get help with professional support

Feeling suicidal can be an overwhelming and painful experience, but it is not something you have to bear alone. You can get help. There are services and professionals available to help you through this difficult time. 

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What can cause depression?

We may all feel sad or in a down mood at some time in our life, but when you have depression, these feelings last for a long time and can be quite intense. There usually isn’t one single event or factor that can cause depression, but rather a combination of several factors. Here we look at key these factors that can lead to depression.

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Information for Health Professionals

Understand how our counselling services work, how to refer a client and access support materials for clients at risk.

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