There are many external support services available, some of which are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week.
Find Help Tas
An extensive list of all support services available to the Tasmanian community.
After Care Support Program
Provides support for people who have been placed in State Care as Wards of State or Under Guardianship. This may include foster care, family group homes, cottage care, children's homes and orphanages. Assistance may also be given to find members of a care leaver's birth family.
Alcohol and Drug Services
Alcohol and Drug Services aim to minimise the harm caused by the use of alcohol and other drugs. Operating 9am-5pm Monday through to Friday.
Non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and poor mental health.
Child Safety Services
Child Safety Services is an investigation, intervention and support service to protect children and young people who are at risk of abuse or neglect.
Family Violence Counselling and Support Service
Professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. The service operates from 9am to midnights weekdays and 4pm to midnight weekends and public holidays.
Gambling Help Online
Free and confidential online support and referral service offered by trained staff, available to assist individuals who may be experiencing problem gambling issues to minimise gambling harm.
6231 2927 (Hobart)
A free, youth-focused health service for young people aged 12-25 who are experiencing poor mental health, being hurt or bullied, worried about drinking or drug use and/or needing sexual health help.
Housing Connect is a one-stop shop for all your housing and support needs. One assessment for everything from emergency accommodation to a long-term home.
Provides legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution services and legal education to the Tasmanian community.
Crisis support and suicide prevention services 24/7.
Support for Australian Men with qualified counsellors who specialise in in family and relationship issues, suicide prevention and mental and emotional well-being.
Mental Health Service Helpline
The Helpline is a mental health phone line for advice, assessment and referral 24/7.
Migrant Resource Centre
Support for people with migrant backgrounds. Services include support for older people and specialised settlement services, including youth work, health and well-being services, community development, migration support, assistance with employment and support services for adults and children who have fled persecution, torture and war related trauma through the Phoenix Centre.
Quit Tasmania is supported by the Department of Health, Tasmania. Quit provides information and support to those wanting assistance to quit smoking.
Sexual Assault Support Service
Free and confidential support Service for Southern Tasmanian people of all ages who have been affected by any form of sexual violence.
The Suicide Call Back Service
Nationwide Service that provides professional telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide 24/7.
Working it Out
Tasmania’s gender, sexuality and intersex status support and education service.
Free (to anyone living in Tasmania) mental health coaching program for anyone struggling to manage low mood, worry or stress in their everyday life.
Mental health services for people up to 25 years old covering four areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support, and alcohol and other drug services.