We've upgraded our phone system to provide a smoother communication experience Learn More

Mental health support over the holidays

Mental health support over the holidays

Whilst the festive period can be joy-filled, it can also bring about feelings of depression, anxiety, envy, and loneliness which can stem from existing mental health challenges, a recent loss, the anniversary of the loss of a loved one, jam-packed social commitments, emotional and financial pressures from family and friends, as well as family strife.

Sometimes, our own efforts to improve our mental health around this time of year are not effective enough. When this happens, it’s important to know that you are not alone, and you should permit yourself to reach out for help.

Seeking professional help can make a big difference in reducing your holiday-related stress and improving your emotional health.

A wide range of in-person, free mental health support is available throughout Adelaide over the holiday period, even on public holidays.


Northern Adelaide

Walk-in After-hours Mental Health Service

  • Open 5 pm – 9 pm, Monday to Friday (including public holidays)
  • Located at 2 Peachey Road, Edinburgh North
  • For people aged 16 years and over

Drop-in service where you can speak to Mental Health Clinicians and Peer Practitioners with lived experience of mental health concerns. Get support to manage emotional distress and connect to more services if needed.

Learn more

Safe Haven

  • Open 5 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday to Friday (including public holidays)
  • Located at 9 John Street, Salisbury
  • For people aged 16 years and over

Drop-in service for people feeling overwhelmed or distressed. The team at Safe Haven are trained Peer Practitioners who have their own personal lived experience of mental health challenges. If you don’t feel like chatting with someone, you can spend time in a quiet space and relax in a comfortable environment.

Learn more


Central Adelaide

Urgent Mental Health Care Centre

  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including public holidays)
  • Located at 215 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
  • For people aged over 16

Safe, welcoming and inclusive urgent mental health support.

Learn more


 Southern Adelaide

Walk-in After-hours Mental Health Service

  • Open 5 pm – 10 pm, Monday to Friday (including public holidays)
  • Located at Noarlunga GP Pls Super Clinic, Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre
  • For people aged 16 years and over

Immediate, in-person support provided by a combination of peer-led recovery and clinical support staff who work with you to understand your needs, and what may help now, and link you with the right support for the future.

Learn more


Crisis helplines

If you or someone you care for requires immediate support, contact one of the below services that can offer assistance 24 hours a day.

  • Triple 0 (Ambulance, Fire, Police) 000
  • Mental Health Triage 13 14 65
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • 13 Yarn (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) 13 92 76
  • Brother to Brother (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men) 1800 435 799
  • Kids Helpline (children and young people aged 5 to 25) 1800 55 1800

Non-crisis helplines

Lived Experience Telephone Support Line (LETSS) 1800 013 755

Available 5 pm – 11.30 pm, 7 days a week. Or talk with someone using their online chat service.

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or talk with someone online via their webchat support service.

QLife 1800 184 527

LGBTIQA+ support line for sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Available 3 pm – 12 am, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or talk with someone using their webchat service.

Blue Knot Helpline 1300 657 380

Survivors of childhood trauma and abuse helpline. Available 9.30 am – 5.30 pm in SA, 7 days a week.

PANDA Perinatal Mental Health Helpline 1300 726 306

New and expecting parents support line. Available 9 am – 7.30 pm (Monday to Friday) and 9 am – 4 pm (Saturdays and public holidays).

eheadspace

Young people (aged 12 – 25) phone and online support. Learn more

 


Sonder’s Walk-in After-hours Mental Health Service is funded by Adelaide PHN.
Safe Haven is delivered by Sonder and supported by Adelaide PHN, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Northern Adelaide Mental Health Alliance and LELAN.
Urgent Mental Health Care Centre is a Neami National service, delivered in partnership with RI International and supported by SA Health and the Australian Government.
Links to Wellbeing is a government-funded partnership between Neami National, Mind Australia, and Skylight Mental Health. Their Walk-in Mental Health Care Service and LETTS Crisis Line is supported by Adelaide PHN.