High - Mental Health Recovery Information For Community Members in Country SA

People experiencing significant mental health impacts or who require immediate support.

If you feel a person's safety is at immediate risk: dial 000 (Triple Zero)

For mental health emergencies: Mental Health Triage Service 13 14 65
24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Urgent Mental Health Concerns

Mental Health Triage Service 13 14 65.

  • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (country and metropolitan areas)
  • A trained mental health clinician will be able to assist with determining what interventions would be most appropriate. The person experiencing difficulty is able, and encouraged, to contact this service directly as well.

Examples of a mental health emergency:

  • If you, or the person, have concerns about their safety including an increased risk of self-harm and/or thoughts about suicide
  • Concerns about the person’s behaviour, safety and welfare have escalated and require more immediate attention, and the person’s needs are not able to be met through other support systems (eg. GP or other local services).

Community Mental Health Services

Community Mental Health Services provide person-centred care for people experiencing mental health difficulties, including severe, longer term mental health concerns or those who need immediate support. These support services may be provided by a Psychiatrist, Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Psychologist or Occupational Therapist.

These services can include:

  • Specialist mental health and wellbeing support and treatment (including medication and other therapeutic interventions)
  • Coordination of care
  • Providing support in partnership with other services
  • Linking people with community based support programs

Referral Pathways

For further information contact the Community Mental Health Service in your region.

Lower North

Clare - (08) 8841 3500
Ceduna - (08) 8626 2108

Inner North

Gawler/Barossa - (08) 8521 2080

Mid North

Port Pirie - (08) 8638 1100
Peterborough - (08) 8638 1100

Kangaroo Island

Kingscote - (08) 8553 4231


Berri - Triage (08) 8580 2445 or (08) 8580 2525

Adelaide Hills

Mount Barker - (08) 8393 1833

South East

Mount Gambier, Bordertown, Naracoorte and Millicent - (08) 8721 1507

Murray Mallee

Murray Bridge - (08) 8535 6800

Southern Fleurieu

Victor Harbor - (08) 8552 0600

North West

Port Augusta - (08) 8668 7788
Whyalla - (08) 8644 5130

Eyre Peninsula

Port Lincoln - (08) 8683 2083

Yorke Peninsula

Kadina, Minlaton and Maitland - (08) 8828 1350

Children And Young People

If you have concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of a child or young person, contact the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Telephone: (08) 8161 7198
Website: www.wch.sa.gov.au