The PANDA National Helpline is available 9am – 7:30pm AEST, but we’re not a crisis service. We understand that it’s often the early hours of the morning when our callers are feeling overwhelmed, unable to cope, and need support services they can access for immediate help.
Below are two mental health safe plans that can be used any time of the day or night.
The first safe plan is for you if you’re having a hard time coping. There’s also a safe plan for people who are caring for a loved one experiencing mental health difficulties.
We encourage you to share your safe plan with anyone that’s supporting you. That might be your partner, family, friends or a trusted health professional.
Mental health supports for myself
Mental health supports for someone I know
Parent helplines in your state
Mental health triage services in your state
Having trouble managing distressing thoughts and feelings? Help is available
For anyone experiencing upsetting feelings including thoughts of suicide, Beyond Blue has also created the Beyond Now suicide safety plan app. You can personalise your safety plan so it includes your warning signs and any strategies you’ve been using to keep yourself safe.
You can either complete your Beyond Now plan online and email yourself a copy or download the Beyond Now app and store your safety plan on your phone.
In a mental health emergency situation, always dial 000
PANDA National Helpline
Find someone to talk to, Monday to Saturday.
1300 726 306
Call 000 for police and ambulance if you or someone else are in immediate danger
Talk with friends or family
Consider talking about how you are feeling with someone you trust. This might be a friend or family member. Once you starting talking you might be surprised at how many others have had similar experiences and the support they can provide you.
Talk with your doctor
Talking with your doctor can be an important step to getting the help you need. They should be able to give you non-judgemental support, assessment, diagnosis, and ongoing care and treatment. They can also refer you to specialists such as a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist.
Get help now
If you are having suicidal thoughts or are feeling disorientated it’s important to get help immediately. PANDA is not a crisis service, if you need immediate support call Lifeline 13 11 14 (24/7).