Christmas can be a time for spending time with family and friends, giving gifts, and indulging in the festive spirit. However, Christmas is not a joyous or happy occasion for everyone and for some people it can be one of the most difficult times of the year. At LETSS, we get it and we want to remind our callers that we will be here all throughout the Christmas and New Year period to support anyone with any mental health care concerns. Aside from LETSS, there are plenty of other great mental health services available and open during Christmas Day and NYE! It can be helpful to print out a list of these services or keep it somewhere nearby.

Beyond Blue Ph. 1300 224 636 – (24/7hr)

Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live

Samaritans Ph. 116 123 – (24/7hr)

Offers a safe and non-judgemental place to talk any time you like

1800 RESPECT Ph. 1800 737 732 – (24/7hr)
Support people effected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse
Website has info on healthy relationships & Violence and abuse

Mensline Ph. 1300 789 978 – (24/7hr)
Free online and telephone counselling
Numerous Online resources – Wellbeing, Relationship, Self-care and Suicide info

Kids Helpline Ph. 1800 55 1800 – (24/7hr)
For anyone under 18 to call, at any time for any reason

Lifeline Ph. 13 11 14 – (24/7hr)
24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services

Suicide Call Back Service Ph. 1300 659 467 – (24/7hr) 
Free nationwide, 24/7, professional telephone, video and online counselling to anyone affected by suicide.

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