If you are in imminent danger of harming yourself call 000 and ask for the police or an ambulance, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department and request to see a mental health worker.
The following phone help lines are also available to you:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Switchboard 03 9663 2939
Beyondblue 1300 22 4636
Online Mental Health Resources
beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
Mind Australia provides comprehensive listings of resources covering information, self help programs, support groups and counselling
Suicide Prevention Kit
Very well made smart phone apps for helping with suicidal feelings and thoughts (apps for someone in distress, as well as for a carer/supporter).
The iMatter app has been developed by Doncare to help women understand the warning signs of abusive and controlling behaviour in relationships as well as promote healthy self esteem. Download from the iTunes store.
Transgender Support and Information Resources
Seahorse Club of Victoria
Seahorse is Australia’s longest running transgender support group and provides regular meetings for all transgender people. Their monthly club meetings (second Saturday of the month) provide an ideal opportunity for those seeking a safe and supportive environment to come out for the first time.
FTM Shed is a Melbourne-based support group for transmen. It holds regular monthly meetings and information sessions and transmen and their allies are welcome.
Ygender is a peer led social support and advocacy group for trans/gender diverse young people
TransFamily is a Peer Support Group for parents, siblings, extended family and /or friends of a trans person. The group offers a warm and supportive environment for the parents, siblings, friends and family of transgender people.
Genderqueer Australia specialises in the support of gender questioning and genderqueer people, their family, friends and professionals who they go to for help.
Zoe Belle Gender Centre
An online resource centre providing masses of information for the trans and gender diverse community
Transgender Victoria (TGV) work with and for, the trans community as well as its allies, to create positive change in areas that impact the human rights of trans people.