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Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services

This web page aims to provide information to guide and assist you in finding out about specialist Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol services for people of all ages across the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

Mental Health

If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of suicide or harm, or of harming others:

Dial Triple zero (000) for Emergency Services


Sometimes people experience mental health difficulties such as thoughts of suicide, suicidal behaviours, psychosis (which includes seeing or hearing things that aren't present), or feelings of anxiety and depression.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing current difficulties with mental health, assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the telephone by trained mental health professionals.  They provide support, advice and, if appropriate, a referral will be made to your local Specialist Community Mental Health team within Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

AccessLine 1800 800 944

(free call) for support, advice and referral for people of all ages.

AccessLine provides the same service as the Mental Health Line.  These lines also have contact information for other mental health or counselling services that you can access.

Please note, if imminent risk of harm to self or others is identified, Emergency Services will be asked to assist.


Drug and Alcohol

For support or referral to specialist services for drug and alcohol issues, please dial:

1800 800 944 (free call) for AccessLine


Other Services

Mental Health information or counselling can also be sought from:

  • NSW Rural Mental Health Support Line 1800 201 123 (support and referral)
  • Lifeline 13 11 14 (confidential telephone counselling)
  • MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 (confidential telephone counselling for men)
  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (telephone counselling)
  • Beyondblue 1300 224 636 (information and referral line)



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This web page is managed and authorised by Web Services Development of the NSW Department of Health. Last updated: 5 March, 2012