Crisis Support

If you are feeling overwhelmed by life and finding it hard to cope you have come to the right place.
Help is at hand. You are not alone.

CatholicCare recognises that everyone experiences tough times, but sometimes things get really tough and we can’t solve the problems by ourselves. Going through a difficult situation alone can be stressful, confusing and exhausting. We have partners in the community who specialise in assisting those in need of immediate assistance to avoid a crisis. You can reach out to any of the organisations below – many are available 24 hours a day. Their experienced staff listen and support you with care and without judgement. Their websites also include lots of valuable information. You may be referred back to CatholicCare’s many wrap around services.

Pick up the phone and call 1800 324 924 if you need help. Or email

Call 000 (emergency services) if your life is in danger.

Crisis support contacts:

Provides support and information on anxiety, depression and suicide.
P: 1300 22 4636

Kids Helpline
Australia’s only free, private and confidential, phone counselling service specifically for young people between 5 and 25 years of age.
P: 1800 55 1800

Provides 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
P: 13 11 14

A 24 hour information and referral telephone service for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless across NSW.
P: 1800 152 152

MensLine Australia
A 24 hour telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.
P: 1300 78 99 78

National Domestic Family & Sexual Violence Counselling Service
Provides confidential information, counselling and supports.
P: 1800 737 732

Domestic Violence Line
24/7 helpline for information, support and referrals to services near you.
P: 1800 656 463

Remember we provide a range of family support services that directly address family wellbeing, parenting, relationships and more. We work in partnership with other organisations and agencies and refer families as needed. Contact details for our Family Centres can be found here.