Crisis support

If you need crisis support, call 13 11 14 now.
If life is in immediate danger call 000.

You can also contact the Online Crisis Support Chat, 7 days a week from 8pm to 4am (AEST).


Crisis can happen to anyone. People from all walks of life can become distressed and isolated by such issues as grief and loss, mental health problems, breakdown of relationships, unemployment, drug and alcohol dependency and domestic violence.

Lifeline seeks to provide crisis support, information and referral services to South Australians in need. We use a non-directive crisis support approach, which enables people to explore solutions to their own problems. Our trained Telephone and Online Crisis Supporters will answer your call and:

  • listen to your situation
  • provide immediate support
  • help clarify options and choices available to you, and
  • provide you with referral information for other services in your local area.

Telephone support 

If you need to talk, we’re here to listen. Anyone across Australia who is experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline. Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, our trained volunteers are ready to listen, provide support and referrals.

Your call will be answered as soon as possible by the next available crisis supporter. If your call isn’t answered straight away, it means we are experiencing high demand for our service and helping other Australians in need. Please stay on the line or call back later.


Online Chat

If you are experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide, the Lifeline Online Crisis Support Chat service can help. Many people feel more comfortable contacting us online rather than over the phone. You can chat to Lifeline one-on-one using our online crisis chat service which is available 7 days a week from 8pm-4am (AEST).