Dealing with a terminal illness or chronic illness that limits your quality of life and/or life expectancy, is a challenge. Many benefit from seeking support so here's a list that might help you find the right support for you. 

Counselling

Your GP
Your GP can be a very valuable partner and can refer you to a local counsellor. 

Australia Counselling - 1300 855 148
Australia Counselling was created as a resource for all Australians to connect with counsellors and therapists in their local area.

HealthDirect  - 1800 022 222
This is a government-funded service that provides health information, including local service providers as GPs, psychologists, counsellors etc.

Lifeline - 13 11 14

MensLine Australia - 1300 789 978

Quest for Life Foundation - 1300 941 488
The Quest for Life Foundation provides practical skills and strategies for people to create peace and resilience in their lives.

ReachOut.com - 
ReachOut.com is a web-based service that provides practical tools and support to young people.

Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277

Support the Dying
Support for terminally ill and those caring for them.

 

Support Groups

Please connect with any of the organisations listed below to find out about your local support group.

Alzheimer's Australia - 1800 100 500

Cancer Council Australia - 13 11 20

CPL Disability Support - 1800 943 655

Heart Foundation - 1300 36 27 87

HIV/AIDS  - click here for list

Huntington's Disease 

NSW - 1800 244 735 

QLD -  07 3435 4300

SA & NT - 0424 062 121

Tas - 03 6431 3404

VIC 1800 063 501

WA - 08 6457 7599

Independence Australia - 1300 704 456

Kidney Health Information Service - 1800 454 363

Australian Lung Foundation - 1800 654 301

Motor Neurone Disease Association - 1800 777 175

Multiple Sclerosis Society Australia - 1800 042 138

Muscular Dystrophy Association - 03 9320 9555

Palliative Care Australia - 02 6232 0700

Parkinson's Australia - 1800 644 189

Rare Voices Australia - 0497 003 104
Please check here for an extensive list of support groups for less common diseases.

Stroke Foundation - 1800 787 653

Suicide Helplines

If you have suicidal thoughts, please know you are not alone and help is available. Click here to see a list of organisations.