This information is about how to get emergency help in a crisis.
A crisis is when you are in danger or are very upset.
You might be in danger if
- You want to hurt yourself
- You want to hurt someone else
- You want to die
Call 000 for an ambulance or the police.
Or go to an emergency department at a hospital.
You do not need an appointment to go to an emergency department.
You can ask someone you trust to take you to the emergency department.
Communicate with someone you trust.
To communicate is how you understand and share your feelings or information.
You can also communicate with services by
NSW Mental Health Line
If you need to speak with a mental health worker you can ring the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 any time on any day.
Mental health workers are people who work to help you with your mental health.
The mental health worker might
- Refer you to the local mental health team
- Give you information about other services that can help you
Suicide Call Back Service
Call on 1300 659 467
Call on 1300 78 99 78
Call on 1300 22 4636
A GP is the doctor that you see when you
- Are sick
- Need a health check
If you have one.
A psychologist helps you with your mental health by talking with you.
Psychologists help you find things you can do to feel better.
If you have one.
A psychiatrist is a doctor who helps you with your mental health using talking and medicine.
They might not be able to communicate with you right away.
But they will be able to help you.
An Emergency help card can keep you and others safe in a crisis.
It can support you and others to
- Know what to do in a crisis
- Know who to contact in a crisis
- Call phone lines that can support you in a crisis
You can use the Emergency help card template to make an Emergency Card that is right for you.