Seeking Help

If you are experiencing mental distress or have too many problems:

  • Reach out to friends and family
  • See your GP or health care clinic and discuss support options or a mental health care plan
  • Utilise 24 hour support services like Lifeline 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
  • In an emergency contact 000

If you are worried about someone else experiencing mental health challenges:

  • Reach out to the person in distress and start a conversation
  • Encourage them to see a GP or health care clinic to discuss support options or a mental health care plan
  • Encourage them to utilise 24 hour support services like Lifeline 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
  • If they refuse support, keep checking in on them. If you believe they are having a mental health crisis you can call the NT Mental Health Line 1800 682 288 for advice from the Crisis Assessment and Support Team.
  • In an emergency or if someone is in danger contact 000

Please note: MHACA is not a crisis service, however we can support people with a diagnosed mental illness on their journey of recovery. Find a referral form here. People can call MHACA between 8am-4pm weekdays and we can assist you to find the supports you need.

Counselling Services in Alice Springs


  • Free phone counselling service for Territorians
  • Alice Springs 0459 160 742 (male counsellor)
  • Darwin 0427 102 809 (female counsellor)

Relationships Australia

  • Counselling and mediation services
  • Fee for service on a sliding scale, EAP provider
  • Phone 8950 4100

Catholic Care

  • Free counselling service
  • Phone 1800 899 855


  • Free counselling and AOD counselling services
  • Phone 8952 5899

A range of private providers also offer services in Alice Springs.

Find a listing of NT support services at NTCOSS Directory

Phone and online services available 24 hours a day.

Lifeline 13 11 14 Lifeline text service (evenings) 0477 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Mensline 1300 78 99 78

1800RESPECT 1800 737 732

Q Life 1800 184 527 (3pm-12pm AEST)

Help Seeking Resources

MHACA has developed a range of resources to encourage people to seek help early for mental health challenges or suicidal thoughts, as well as to promote lifestyle interventions to support good mental health. Access them here

Contact MHACA

📞 (08) 8950 4600

14 Lindsay Ave
Alice Springs NT 0870

PO Box 2326
Alice Springs NT 0871


Office: 8.30am–4.00pm

Drop-in: Monday