Do you know who to call in an emergency involving mental health?

We all know who to call in an emergency involving a car accident or a fire, but many people do not know whom to call when an emergency involves mental health.

You are still able to call Triple Zero (000) if you have an emergency involving mental health where your or another person’s life is at imminent risk.

There are also other numbers available to call should emergency services be delayed in responding, or if there is an emergency that is not life threatening.  These numbers SHOULD NOTreplace calling Triple 000 if you or another person requires urgent medical attention or is at risk to self or others.

If your regular psychologist has not stated that they are available for emergency calls, you may want to familiarise yourself with the below numbers.

The below numbers are sourced from the Australian Government Mental Health Commission website. You can access the site and more organisations by clicking on the following links: 

-          http://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/get-help.aspx

-          https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/acute-mental-health-care

Emergency 000

Mental Health Organisations

1800 Respect
Ph. 1800 737 732
Sexual Assault Domestic and Family Violence

Beyond Blue
Ph. 1300 224 636
Depression, Anxiety, and related

eheadspace
Ph. 1800 650 890
Ages 12 - 25

Kids Help Line
Ph. 1800 55 1800
Ages 5 to 25

Lifeline
Ph. 13 11 14
Crisis and suicide prevention and support

Mensline
Ph. 1300 78 99 78
Men with family and relationship concerns

QLD Crisis Line
Ph. 13 432 584 (13 HEALTH)
QLD Mental Health Crisis Line

QLIFE
Ph. 1800 184 527
Support for LGBTIQ

Suicide Call Back Service
Ph. 1300 659 467
People affected by, or contemplating suicide

Hospitals

Logan Hospital
Ph. 1300 642 255 (1300 MH CALL)
Acute Mental Health Services

The Prince Charles Hospital
Ph. 1800 112 403
Acute Mental Health Services

Princess Alexandra Hospital
Ph. 1300 642 255 (1300 MH CALL)
Acute Mental Health Services

Redland Hospital
Ph. 1300 642 255 (1300 MH CALL)
Acute Mental Health Services

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Ph. 1300 642 255
Acute Mental Health Services

Saul Edmonds