Counselling Services & Information for the Holidays

Christmas and the holiday period can be a challenge for lots of people. It's important to look after ourselves during this time.

headspace Fremantle will be closed from the 23rd Decemember at 12pm - 3rd January at 8:30am. During the break there are many services that you can contact if you need support. No matter what day, date or time, there is always someone who can help you & listen.

24-HOUR TELEPHONE COUNSELLING - If you need to talk to someone call:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
  • MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
  • Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467

ONLINE COUNSELLING:

OTHER HELPFUL SERVICES:

  • The Greens' Holiday help text line for difficult conversations around Marriage Equality: http://holidayhelpline.org/
  • Q-Life online and phone counselling for LGBTI+ people: https://qlife.org.au/
  • Sexual assault, domestic and family violence phone counselling: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) - available 24/7
  • Mates in Construction - for those working in the construction and building industry: 1300 642 111 - available 24/7
  • Family Drug Support line - for families affected by drug and alcohol use: 1300 368 186 - available 24/

Helpful videos and articles about keeping mentally healthy over the holidays:

- Keeping healthy over the holidays: https://headspace.org.au/young-people/keeping-healthy-over-the-holidays/

- 10 Things I Wish My Friends and Family Understood About Anxiety and Depression:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBfK5yajRnQ

- Clever Responses for When People Say 'Mental Illness is All in Your Head'
https://www.youtube.com/watch…

- Surviving the First Set of Holidays Without a Loved One:  http://pro.psychcentral.com/…/how-to-survive-the-first-set…/

- Managing grief at Christmas: http://au.reachout.com/managing-grief-at-christmas

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