Online Crisis Chat provides venues to communicate in real time. Forums and discussion groups allow users to post messages but don’t have the capacity for interactive messaging. 


Beyond Blue
Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help. So no matter who you are, or how you’re feeling, you can talk it through with us – we’ll point you in the right direction so you can seek further support. Chat available daily from 3pm to 12am AEST

Kids Helpline
Any time. Any reason. You can talk with their team on 1800 55 1800, via email or WebChat.  They listen and care. Talking helps.

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

On the Line
On the Line provides 24/7 professional telephone, video and online-chat counselling services to people when and where they need it, regardless of their geography or circumstance. They are experts in men’s mental health, healthy relationships and suicide prevention.


Child Line
Childline Online is for young people up to the age of 18. If you want to chat to us live please click on  the ‘Chat to us’ button. If you have been affected by bullying you may access support by texting the word ‘Bully’ to 50101 . You may also contact Teentext by texting ‘Talk’ to 50101. These services are available from 10am to 4am every day.

United Kingdom

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) (For Men)
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

We’re here for you on the phone or online. Or try getting support from other young people on our message boards.

The Mix
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us 24 hours a day via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

Leeds Nightline (Leeds, UK)
Leeds Nightline is a listening and information service for students in Leeds. We are a student society based at Leeds University Union and aim to ensure all students in Leeds have access to our service. They  offer e-listening online with Instant Messaging that runs from 8pm until midnight or you can email them at

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (Leeds, UK)
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service was set up to provide services which are an alternative to hospital admission and statutory provision for people in acute mental health crisis.

MindOut (LGBTQ)
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

The Good Limbo is an online mental health community. We have forums and a Discord chat server where you can talk to others who understand. Whether you want to seek support, or just need a distraction, we’re here for you.

Other Online Chat Sites

7 Cups
Free 24/7 Active Listening counselling, non-crisis. Whether you are going through a challenging time or just want to talk to someone, at 7 Cups you’ll find a path connecting you to kind people and helping you develop new skills to solve your problems.

TheHopeLine® is the off-air “let’s talk” branch of the Dawson McAllister Network where teenagers and young adults can connect with TheHopeLine® and speak with a trained HopeCoach through instant message chat about whatever challenges they are facing.