Resources - Services and supports

Finding services


My Lived iD

Description: Information and resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability. You can search for mental health services in your area.

Type: Website and directory


healthdirect Find a Health Service

DescriptionSearch for a health service using this website.



Disability Gateway 

DescriptionInformation and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers to find the support they need.



National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

DescriptionInformation about the NDIS and NDIS plans.



Community and support groups


Disability Trust

DescriptionHelps connect people of the same age with similar interests.



One Door Mental Health

DescriptionProvides support groups, services and advocacy support.



Trusted Travel

DescriptionA group that can help with taking trips. They organise supported group travel.



Gig Buddies Sydney

DescriptionPairs adults with intellectual disability with volunteers to take part in social activities.



Phone services



DescriptionYou can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in a crisis or thinking about suicide. They also have webchat.

TypePhone and webchat service


Suicide Call Back Service

DescriptionThis service has telephone and online counselling to help people who have thoughts of suicide. You can call them on 1300 659 467 at any time, on any day.

TypePhone support service


Beyond Blue

DescriptionA telephone and online counselling service for anyone who has mental health problems. You can call them on 1300 22 4636. Their website also has information about mental health.

Type: Phone support service and information website


MensLine Australia

DescriptionA telephone and online counselling service that supports Australian men. You can call them on 1300 78 99 78.

TypePhone support service


SANE Australia – Counselling Support

DescriptionGet support from SANE Australia who have a free service offering 1 counselling session. You can call them on 1800 187 263.

TypePhone counselling service


NSW Mental Health Line

DescriptionYou can ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 any time, on any day. The mental health worker will ask you questions about your mental health and what sort of help you need. They may refer you to the local mental health team or they may give you information and contact details about other services that can help you.

TypePhone Service


WayAhead Mental Health Information Line

DescriptionThis phone support service provides mental information, support, and referral (suggesting services). You can call them on 1300 794 991.

TypePhone Information service and website


Jobs and volunteering


Disability Gateway – Employment

DescriptionWebsite offering employment training and help with finding and keeping a job.

Type: Website


The Centre for Volunteering –Inclusive Volunteering Program

DescriptionProgram that supports people to take part in volunteering to learn new skills.





Disability Gateway – NSW Community Transport

DescriptionInformation about community transport services for people with disability.



Transport NSW – Taxi Subsidy Scheme

DescriptionInformation about the Taxi Subsidy Scheme. This is available to people who live in NSW who cannot use public transport due to disability.