Emergency Support

Ambulance / Police / Fire

Mental Health Emergency Response Line
1300 555 788

Poisons Information Centre
131 126

National Relay Service (hearing / speech impaired)
133 677

Translating and Interpreting Services
131 450


While we are unable to provide individual advocacy, emergency mental health support or direct support services, we encourage you to access the following support lines and services to keep safe and well supported.

Click here to download Non-Emergency Supports

  • After hours support
  • Counselling services and general helplines
  • Advocacy for involuntary patients
  • Individual advocacy and complaints
  • Finding a mental health service
  • Peer support groups / self-help
  • Housing and accommodation support
  • Domestic violence, abuse and assault
  • Carers and family supports
  • Alcohol and drug support
  • Legal and financial support
  • Multicultural services
  • LGBTI friendly services
  • Mental health training for consumers, carers, friends and allies
  • Mental health and wellbeing apps

Click here to download information on Consumer and Peer-Led Organisations

  • Interstate consumer peak bodies
  • National consumer and carer groups
  • National consumer organisations
  • WA organisations of interest to consumers

Click here to download services recommended by Consumers

Low-cost services and highly recommended services by CoMHWA members.


Possible signs of a general emergency – which could be physical or mental health emergency and require urgent medical attention, include but are not limited to:

  • Unconscious / non-responsive
  • Confused / disoriented
  • Difficulty breathing / shallow or irregular breathing / not breathing
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat / chest pain
  • Slurred speech / drowsiness
  • Cold, clammy, blue or pale skin
  • Sudden severe pain or loss of movement
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Evidence of physical trauma (bleeding or other injuries)
  • Evidence of consumption of alcohol, drugs, unknown quantities of medications or poisons.

Possible signs of a mental health crisis / emergency that require urgent medical attention, include but are not limited to:

  • Sudden and significant changes in symptoms / feeling very unwell
  • Thoughts of suicide, self-harm or harming others
  • Fear of life being in serious, imminent danger or of harm coming to you
  • Hearing voices that are highly distressing or telling you to suicide, harm yourself or others
  • Freezing – e.g. feeling unable to speak or communicate what is happening
  • Experiencing unusual, highly distressing and intrusive sensations, sounds, images or memories
  • Feeling ‘unreal’ – feeling distant, detached and disconnected from yourself, your surroundings or what is happening
  • Strong, distressing emotions you don’t feel you are able to control – e.g. panic, agitation, rage, dread, despair, doom or hopelessness.


If you are struggling and need someone to talk to immediately, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.