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Someone to talk to

Dealing with a terminal or chronic illness that limits your quality of life and/or life expectancy, is a challenge. Experiencing the death of a loved one or sharing details about their death can also be upsetting. Sometimes emotions surface immediately, sometimes this comes much later.

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.

End-of-Life Doulas
Providing emotional support, resources, education and companionship.

 

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

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.