External Resources

To provide ease of access to the best possible information on mental health, Marian Centre lists the following external mental health services and organisations. All services linked to this website are reviewed before they are posted.

While Marian Centre reviews information relating to these services, it is important to note that they are not operated or controlled by Marian Centre and they are not a substitute for independent professional advice. Although Marian Centre strives to keep this information current, links are provided for convenience only and may not be current. Provision of a link should not be construed as an endorsement or approval of the third party service or website by Marian Centre. 

Alzheimer’s Australia and National Dementia Helpline 

1800 100 500

Alzheimer's Australia is the national peak body and charity representing the more than 330,000 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 1.2 million Australians involved in their care. It advocates for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provides support services, education and information.

ARAFMI Western Australia 

(08) 9427 7100

Mental Health Careers ARAFMI Queensland is a carer-based organisation formed by families who experience the loss, loneliness, stigma and isolation of caring for loved ones with serious mental illness.

Beyondblue    

1300 22 4636

Beyondblue is an not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

Blackdog Institute

Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.

Carers Australia

1800 242 636

Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.

Carers WA

Carers WA represents the diverse needs and interests of carers in WA. It empowers carers by providing information, education, training, advocacy, counselling and other support services that may assist them in their caring role. It also aims to raise awareness about the valuable role that carers play.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 

Provide specialist community based outpatient mental health services for young people across WA. Services offer assessment, case coordination and multidisciplinary treatment services for children and adolescents with severe, complex and persistent mental disorders.

Crisis Care Helpline

1800 199 008

Telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help.

Department of Social Services – Ageing and Aged Care

The Department of Social Services aims to encourage older people to live active and independent lives. The Department works to deliver quality, affordable and accessible aged care and carer support services for older people including through subsidies and grants, industry assistance, training and regulation of the aged care sector.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs delivers government programs for war veterans, members of the Australian Defence Force, members of the Australian Federal Police and their dependants.

Domestic Violence Helpline

(08) 9223 1199

Bipolar Disorder - Even Keel

08 9274 2848

Even Keel aim to offer friendship, understanding, information and a sense of hope to people living with Bipolar Disorder or related disorders. They welcome family, friends and other interested community members.

FSG Australia

FSG Australia provides a flexible and alternative options for carers of seniors as well as for the seniors themselves. It provides the choice for overnight, weekend (or longer) respite for carers of people with dementia or frail with age, respite utilising a host family or in-home model to provide assistance to employed carers as well as reaching out to those living in the rural or hinterland areas of the region.

GROW

1800 558 268

Grow is a community based organisation that has helped thousands of Australians recover from mental illness through a unique program of mutual support and personal development.

Headspace

1800 650 890

Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.

Kids Helpline 

1800 55 1800

A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Lifeline 

13 11 44

A national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Schizophrenia - Lorikeet House

08 9381 9144

Is a rehabilitation service for adults with a diagnosed mental illness and is based on the international model. At the Lorikeet Centre you can set your own recovery goals and work towards them, make friends and have fun.

MensLine Australia 

1300 789 978

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

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (formerly known as Psychiatric Emergency Team)

Metro callers 1300 555 788

Peel callers 1800 676 822

Rapid response to mental health emergencies is provided across the metropolitan area, from Two Rocks in the north to Peel and Waroona in the south. When clinicians at MHERL receive a call, they can provide assessment and support, and if required, referral to other services.

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

1800 985 944

Provide information and support about psychosis or other mental illness for yourself or someone you care about.

mindhealthconnect

An innovative website dedicated to providing access to trusted, relevant mental health care services, online programs and resources.

MindSpot Clinic 

1800 614 434

An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.

My Aged Care 

1800 200 422

8:00am until 8:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am until 2:00pm on Saturday

The My Aged Care website has been established by the Australian Government to assist with navigating the aged care system. The gateway is part of the Australian Government's changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

Narcotics Anonymous Australia 

1300 652 820

A nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs has become a major problem, and assists recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

Palmerston Centre (Drug Research and Rehabilitation Association)

9328 7355

Provide a service that supports individuals and families in Western Australia that are facing issues with alcohol and drug use.

PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association)

1300 726 306

Information and help line service for the facts about, and treatment of post and antenatal depression.

Parenting Helpline

1800 654 432 (STD callers) or (08) 6279 1200, 24 hours 7 days

Personal Helpers and Mentors Service 

Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PhaMs) provides increased opportunities for recovery for people aged 16 years and over whose lives are severely affected by mental illness, by helping them to overcome social isolation and increase their connections to the community.

Relationships Australia 

1300 364 277

A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

RUAH

A community based services working in partnership with people who require support to improve the quality of their lives, enhance their spirit, and participate in the community.

SANE Australia Helpline 

1800 18 7263

Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.

Samaritan Youthline

13 52 47 (24/7 crisis line)

1800 198 313 (24/7 Youthline WA)

Is a WA based not for profit organisation working towards a society in which fewer individuals die by suicide.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

08 9340 1828 or 1800 199 888 (frecall from landlines)

Is the emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia.

Teen Challenge

(08) 9246 5777

Provides youth, adults and children an effective and comprehensive faith-based solution to drug and alcohol addiction as well as other life controlling problems.

WA Substance Users Association (WASUA)

(08) 9321 2877

Aim to improve the health and social circumstances of people who use illicit substances in WA.