what to do in an emergency

If you or someone else is experiencing high levels of mental distress or feeling suicidal:

Go to your closest emergency department
If the person is safe to put into a vehicle and you are safe driving them, take them to your nearest Emergency Department.


Talk to a 24/7 support service
In Deniliquin you can call AccessLine on 1800 800 944.
There is a list of other 24/7 support services below.


Call 000
If a life is in danger call 000 straight away.



​If you or someone you know needs help, ACCESSLINE offers professional help and advice as well as referrals to local mental health services.

1800 800 944



You are not alone. We're here to listen.
We are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

We exist so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.

24/7 Crisis Support - Call 13 11 14



MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.

Call 1300 78 99 78


Beyond Blue

We all have good days and bad days. However, if you’re feeling sad, down or anxious and these feelings have started to affect what you would normally enjoy or do, then it’s important to find out what’s going on and what you can do about it.

Beyond Blue Helpline - Phone 1300 22 4636


Suicide Call Back Service

The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24 hour, nationwide service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling.

Call anytime - 1300 659 467



We know that talking about sexual, domestic and family violence can be hard. When you contact 1800RESPECT, you will talk to a trained counsellor who will listen and support you in what feels right for you and your situation.

Call 1800 737 732


Kids Helpline

A fantastic resource for young people of all ages as well as parents and carers. Find information on topics such as bullying, feeling lonely, relationships. parties and much more

Anytime. Any Reason. 1800 55 1800


Family Drug Support

Family Drug Support (FDS) provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week telephone support to families and carers in crisis due to alcohol and other drug use issues. FDS is staffed by volunteers who have experience of family members with alcohol and other drug use. FDS also provide face-to-face support meetings and resources for family members.

24/7 Support Line: 1300 368 186

24/7 Support services
Talk to someone now.


How to support someone who is suicidal
Via Lifeline - lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/preventing-suicide

Lots of people have suicidal thoughts and are able to work through them and stay safe.


Almost everyone who takes their own life gives some clue or warning. Never ignore suicide threats. Take people’s suicidal thoughts and feelings very seriously and help them find effective help.


It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available. 


3 steps to prevent suicide

If you think someone might be suicidal, ask them directly "Are you thinking about suicide?" Don’t be afraid to do this, it shows you care and will actually decrease their risk because it shows someone is willing to talk about it. Make sure you ask directly and unambiguously.

Listen and stay with them
If they say 'yes', they are suicidal, listen to them and allow them to express how they are feeling. Don’t leave them alone. Stay with them or get someone else reliable to stay with them.

Get help
Get them appropriate help. Call a 24/7 support service or 000 if life is in danger.
Call Accessline 1800 800 944 for further assistance. Even if the danger is not immediate, they may need longer term support for the issues that led to them feeling this way.