Here at Lonely Conservationists, we are all about ending the stigma associated with seeking help for mental health issues. Below is a list of free helplines, crisis lines, mental health advice, phone and web chat services specific to a few countries with some global resources listed at the end.
If you feel lonely in conservation, just know that you are definitely not alone and its more than okay to seek help.
Tom Curtis A certified counsellor and conservationist who provides virtual sessions across Australia
Jean Thomas A conservationist and certified life coach based in QLD
WildTalk A mental health hotline for Australian wildlife carers
Headspace National Youth Mental Health Organisation. This is not an emergency service, but provides under 25’s with help with health and well being online and in offices around the country.
Beyond blue is an immediate service with online chat, forums, phone and in person options for any ages.
Reach Out has forums for young people aged 14-25 to access peer support (not professional support) and has information on a range of different issues affecting young people today.
Suicide Call Back Hotline a service that will call you back if you are feeling suicidal.
Lifeline has crisis support chat online, or via phone, available for all ages 24/7.
Black Dog Institute Information and resources on mental health in Australia.
Piki empowers and supports young adults towards better health and well being with help, advice and crisis helplines.
The Depression Helpline 24/7 helpline for all ages.
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand Provides support, stories, crisis help and suicide prevention services.
BoliMe I don’t speak Croatian, but from what it looks like, a good resource on mental health!
Trans Lifeline has a hotline as well as micro grants for name changes and other costs.
The Trevor Project 24/7 counselling with call, text or online chat options.
Mental Health America has information for finding help for yourself or friends and a crisis hotline.
National Alliance on Mental Illness has a helpline, information on mental health issues and help to find support for yourself and family and friends.
Drugrehab.com a free web resource that provides information about substance abuse, mental health issues, and suicide prevention.
The Recovery Village A free resource that provides all sorts of information on mental health disorders, stigmas and recovery options.
Help Advisor Providing dozens of spanish-language governmental (federal and for every state), educational and other external resources about mental health and where to find help.
Together for mental well being has a range of different services from community support, accommodation and criminal justice as well as a lot of information about health and well being.
Citizens Advice A range of helpful information on anything from help with debts to gender violence.
Childline Online and phone support 24/5 for youth as well as advice and distraction games and trivia for when you’re feeling anxious.
Nightline are confidential, anonymous, non-judgmental, non-directive and non-advisory support services run by students for students.
Switchboard an LGBTQI+ helpline with phone, text and online chat options.
Time to Change is helping to reduce the stigma about mental health, there are stories, resources and information to help you understand whats going on in your head.
Rethink Mental Illness provides information, advice and support for any ages needing assistance with mental health.
SHOUT Free 24/7 SMS service for those of us who struggle to make phone calls to Samaritans and other phone-call-required services.
REEMPLOY Remploy helps us be (or stay) supported in a workplace and also helps us get into a workplace as well, it’s funded by the government so it’s free to use for anyone and it’s a self-referral, so you have to make an appointment yourself (online or phonecall).
Befrienders helps you find a help line specific to your country and provides advice and information on mental health.
IMAlive focuses on suicide intervention, prevention, awareness and education. They provide help and hope through online crisis chat, college campus and high school events and other educational programs.
7 Cups provides online therapy and free counselling.
Lifeline Crisis Chat is an online web-chat where you can go to seek help in a crisis.
My Move assistance with depression caused by moving locations.
Post-graduation Depression article about why you may need help and how to get it, after graduating.