Mindcare Centre is not a crisis centre. If you are suicidal or concerned about the safety of yourself or others, ring 000 for an ambulance or go to the emergency department of your local hospital. If the situation is violent or threatening, ring 000 for the Police.
If you are a current patient at Mindcare Centre and you have a mental health emergency, we encourage you to follow any advice you may have received from your treating clinican, which may include telephone contact with your clinician if sufficiently urgent, or an email if less urgent. In the absence of such advice, or if there is immediate danger, we suggest the following options:
- Call an ambulance
- Go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your local public hospital
- Phone the mental health crisis team (who can be contacted via your local public hospital)
- Phone someone you trust, no matter what time of day it is
Phone a 24/7 crisis hotline including:
- Lifeline – 13 11 14
- Kids HelpLine (5-25yrs) – 1800 551 800
- Salvation Army 24hr Care Line – 1300 363 622
- NSW Domestic Violence Line – 1800 656 463
The information provided in this site is intended for information purposes only. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this site, no guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission. The information contained in this site is not meant to diagnose or treat mental health problems. The diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders requires the attention of a psychiatrist or other properly qualified mental health professional. If you are seeking diagnosis or treatment of a mental health problem, you are advised to speak to your GP for advice or to make an appointment with a properly qualified mental health professional. The information on this website is NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis, treatment or the provision of advice by an appropriate health professional.
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