Support services and resources

Support services and resources

Alcohol & other drugs

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline
Confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs.
1800 250 015

Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Information and referral services.
1300 85 85 84

Family Drug Support
Support for people who are worried about the alcohol and drug use of their family and loved ones.
1300 368 186

Sober in the Country
A rural charity that works to deliver national alcohol awareness via real talk.

Smart Recovery Australia
Empowers people to help themselves and each other manage addictive behaviours for the improvement of the health and social wellbeing of the community.

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
AA is an informal society of more than 2 million recovering alcoholics to provide each other strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Turning Point
Turning Point provides 24/7 online counselling to people adversely affected by alcohol, other drugs and gambling.

Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.
1300 252 666

Supporting Family Conversations
The Supporting Family Conversations website has been designed to meet parents’ and schools’ information needs, and to support communication between parents and their adolescent children about alcohol and cybersafety.

Mental health

Beyond Blue
Information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.
1300 22 4636

24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
13 11 14

Kids Help Line
Online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
1800 55 1800

Reach Out
Online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.

Pregnancy, pre-pregnancy and baby

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby 
Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Speak to a maternal child health nurse for personal advice and guidance and discover all about pregnancy, birth, being a parent and raising a child.
1800 882 436

NOFASD Australia
As the peak national body, NOFASD promotes the prevention, diagnosis, early intervention and management of FASD. NOFASD operates the FASD helpline providing support and resources to individuals, families, pregnant women and service providers across Australia.
1800 860 613

Pregnant Pause
ACT Health supports the program Pregnant Pause, which provides resources, education and support to those who are pregnant or planning pregnancy in the ACT.

Australian Breastfeeding Association
Australia's peak breastfeeding information and support service. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1800 686 268

Feed Safe App
Feed Safe was developed to assist women in making the best decisions about alcohol and breastfeeding, by providing information based on the most current research and the official guidelines of the NHMRC.

Page last updated on: 19 Oct 2021