Crisis Counselling Services

Crisis counselling services

Doctors' Health 24/7 Support Line - 8366 0250 - answered by GPs working at Doctors' Health SA - operated by Doctors' Health SA and available to all Northern Territory medical practitioners and medical students, and concerned colleagues. For more information visit page here.

DRS4DRS 24/7 Mental Health Support Line - 1300 374 377 - answered by counsellors and psychologists. For further information about this service visit DRS4DRS webpage here.

CRANA Bush Crisis Line Toll free 24hr Telephone Counselling every day of the year - call 1800 805 391 - for ALL remote health workers/service providers and their families. Answered by psychologists.

Lifeline phone 13 11 14

Lifeline provides confidential telephone counselling. The free service:

  • Is staffed by trained volunteers who are supported by professional staff
  • Provides advice on relationship problems and personal wellbeing
  • Helps people who may be thinking about suicide
  • Is available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Website

Suicide Call Back Service 24/7

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide - phone 1300 659 46

Head to Head - Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations. Provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources. View more here.

Support for rural and remote psychiatrists - specialised support services for psychiatrists working in rural and remote settings - information here.

Alcohol and drugs

Al-Anon and Alateen

Support for people affected by the alcohol problems of relatives or friends

  • Telephone: (08) 8411 6171 (recorded message)
  • Help line: 1300 252 666 (for the cost of a local call)

Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hr) Phone 08 89485202

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) Phone 1800 131 350

Narcotics Anonymous

  • Support for people affected by the drug problems of relatives or friends.

Families & Colleagues

Domestic Violence Helpline phone 1800 800 098

Counselling for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends.

Gambling Helpline phone 1800 060 757

Counselling, information and referral for people who are concerned about their own, or another person’s gambling.

Post-suicide StandBy Support NT

The NICRS (national indigenous critical response) service which is Indigenous focused and the Standby support service which is mainstream are available throughout the Northern Territory, and will travel to as many locations as they can. Telephone 24/7 Mobile: 0418 575 680 More information on flyer here.

Protection and safety

Victim Support Service FREE CALL in NT 1800 672 242

Counselling and information for people who have been a victim of crime.

Sexual Assault Service

  • Darwin: (08) 8922 6472
  • Katherine: (08) 8973 8524
  • Tennant Creek: (08) 8962 4361
  • Alice Springs - from 8am to 4.21pm, Monday to Friday: (08) 8955 4500
  • Alice Springs - after hours: 0401 114 181

You can call Darwin and Alice Springs 24 hours a day to get help for recent incidents of sexual assault. For more information view website.

Men’s Help

MensLine Australia phone 1300 78 99 78

A unique telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.