Local Mental Health and Emergency Services
Police or Ambulance – Call Triple Zero 000
If there is an immediate risk to your safety, or to the safety of others, please call triple zero 000 or go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
NSW Mental Health Access Line – 1800 011 511
The NSW Mental Health Access Line is staffed by mental health professionals. This state-wide helpline provides 24 hour telephone triage assessment and referral services and gives people access to expert mental health advice and support for people dealing with a mental health problem. Where appropriate they can put you in contact with the local mental health crisis or acute care team. The Mental Health Line also provides advice about clinical symptoms and local treatment options for health and care service providers, such as general practitioners, police and ambulance officers.
Community Mental Health Emergency Team (CoMHET) – 1300 787 799
CoMHET is the initial point of contact and intake service of the mental health teams for people that live in the South Western Sydney. CoMHET provides a timely response for people experiencing an acute mental health need in the community. CoMHET has care provision partnerships with emergency care services.
You can call this team if, for example, you:
- have ideas or hallucinations of suicide/homicide with no behavioural disturbance (or history of)
- are highly distressed or have acute mental health problems but have no dangerous behaviour
- are not sure how to access help/care
CoMHET provides comprehensive, mental health assessment, intervention, information about mental health and referral to the most appropriate clinical team or other treatment/support services.
Your GP is often a good place to start for most mental health concerns. For more information about talking to your GP about your mental health click here.