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Lifeline
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For 60 years, Lifeline has been connecting with Australians in need through crisis support and suicide prevention services –...

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Adults

Griefline is Australia’s only national not-for-profit that offers free grief support to anyone in need. We aim to normalise...


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Seniors

The G'day Line is a free national telephone support service for older Australians provided by Griefline. The service aims to...


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Adults

Suicide Call Back Service offers free professional 24/7 phone and online counselling support to people at risk of suicide,...


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Wellways Helpline offers free and confidential support and information over phone. We exist to help everyone in Australia who...


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LGBTQ+

QLife provides free and confidential support and information over phone and online chat. We help the LGBTIQ+ community in...


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SANE offers a range of free digital and telehealth support services for people over 18 years of age with complex mental health...


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Veterans

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) is Australia’s leading provider of high quality mental health...


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Youth
Children

Kids Helpline, powered by yourtown, is Australia’s only free and confidential, 24/7 online and phone counselling service for...


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Youth

eheadspace is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here to help youth in...


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Men

MensLine Australia offers free professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling support for men with concerns about mental...


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Beyond Blue offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here to help everyone in...


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Indigenous support

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, managers, crew and music workers by the Support Act Wellbeing...


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Listening Ear provides free and confidential support and information by phone. We are here to help everyone in Australia who...


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Feeling lonely? Get free support from a hotline in Australia

It's normal to experience periods of loneliness. However, if you've been feeling lonely for a long time, you may be worried about whether it will ever end. If you notice the symptoms below, you may be experiencing chronic loneliness. Fortunately, there are 14 helplines in Australia that can help you.

  • Wanting to connect with others but feeling held back by social anxiety.
  • Feeling hopeless, like you'll be lonely forever.
  • Experiencing sleep problems such as insomnia, or interrupted sleep.
  • Feeling very sad and experiencing an overall low mood.
  • Feeling that nobody "gets" you.
  • Increased feelings of stress or anxiety.
  • Feeling unseen or unheard by others.
  • Feeling worthless and full of self-doubt.

Everybody is prone to feeling lonely, even in the company of others. It's especially common to feel lonely when you're not connecting with others in a meaningful way. When you're not connecting with others in a way that meets your social needs, you may feel extremely isolated.

Taking the first step to ask for support can feel daunting. You may not be sure what to expect or whether you'll be understood. However, helpline staff in Australia are well-trained in helping people like you who are experiencing extreme loneliness. You will be treated with compassion and zero-judgement.

For free and confidential support with experiences of loneliness, consider contacting a hotline in Australia today.


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