Mental Health Emergency or Urgent Situation

There are several resources which can be accessed by people experiencing acute and severe distress due to mental health problems:

  • Mental Health Services (ACIS) - 13 14 65
  • South Australian Police - 000
  • South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) - 000
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Emergency
    • Northern (Elizabeth) - 8252 0133
    • Eastern (Paradise) - 8207 8999
    • Western (Port Adelaide) - 8341 1222
    • Southern (Flinders) - 8204 5412
    • Southern (Marion) - 8298 5412
  • Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14
  • Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) - 1300 131 340

Outside of office hours (9am-5pm) young people can seek urgent help by:

  • phoning the Women's and Children's Hospital on 8161 7000 and asking the switchboard operator to page the after-hours mental health nurse
  • attending the hospital emergency department.