Mental health and mental illness
Mental health is an important part of wellbeing and is about balance in our thoughts, feelings, behaviour and relationships with others.
A mental illness is a severe or prolonged disruption in these, which has a negative impact on our every day lifestyle.
Being unwell does not necessarily mean that you have a mental illness.
Where to get help
If you experience mental illness, it's important to have support to help you deal with your experience.
If you feel unwell please see your local doctor who will be able to assist.
Mental health emergency - call 13 14 65
For assistance in a mental health emergency, contact the mental health triage service - telephone 13 14 65 available 24 hours, seven days a week.
Mental Health Services
See our Mental Health Services page for a list of available services.
See the following links for information about common mental health conditions and treatments.
- information on common conditions.
- information on different treatments, what to expect and what to ask
Also in this section
Information about forensic mental health, a specialist area of the mental health system that provides services to meet the needs of offenders with mental disorders
Information and support for carers of people with a mental illness.
Information on organisations that provide formal training and education in mental health.