Belmont Alliance Against Depression

An integrated, community-based approach to tackling depression and suicide.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.

Mental Health Emergency Response Line
(MHERL) Crisis Support
1300 555 788

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Service (CAMHS) Crisis Connect
1800 048 636

Lifeline   13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service   1300 659 467
Samaritans   13 52 47
Beyond Blue   1300 224 636
MensLine Australia   1300 789 978
Kids Helpline  1800 551 800
Headspace   1800 650 890
Open Arms   1800 011 046
13YARN   13 92 76
QLife   1800 184 527
Friendline   1800 424 287


Children and Young People

Children Families Support

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.



Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Crisis Connect
Clinicians are available to provide assessment and clinical intervention for young people experiencing a mental health crisis.
1800 048 636
8.30am – 2.30 am 7 days a week




Clinicians at MHERL provide assessment, specialist intervention and support for people experiencing a mental health emergency and if required, referral to a local mental health service. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact 1300 555 788.




Resources, services and information to support the mental wellbeing of children and young people in our community.


CAMHS Crisis Connect
Do you have a child or young person who:

  • needs urgent mental health advice
  • is in crisis and needs urgent mental health support
  • or needs to go to an Emergency Department to get help?

CAMHS Crisis Connect provides phone and online videocall support for children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, as well as support and advice to families, carers and professionals in the community.

1800 048 636





Hobbies and sporting activities can be beneficial for mental wellbeing. The City of Belmont’s Community Directory provides a list of local groups and clubs to suit everyone’s interests.

Community directory | City of Belmont

The City of Belmont’s Events Page is also a great resource to discover local activities to suit every interest.
Events calendar | City of Belmont



The Act Belong Commit campaign encourages people to participate in daily activities to support their mental wellbeing. Visit their website to find activities which are available in your neighbourhood.
Activities – Act Belong Commit is an internet service for young people that provides information, support and resources about mental health issues and enable them to develop resilience, increase coping skills, and facilitate help-seeking behaviour. The site contains information about issues …



The YMCAWA Base @ Belmont Youth Centre provides support for young people in Year 7 to 12, and aged 16 to 25 through a variety of free recreational activities, outreach, workshops and programs. The Centre is open 6 days per week.
Y-TIME outreach service delivers recreational outreach activities in the community for young people in Year 7 to 12.
Additional case management support is offered across both services for young people who are particularly at risk. Caseworkers provide one-to-one informal counselling, goal setting, targeted group work, referral to additional supports, and advocacy for young people who have been referred, identified as requiring additional support

Contact 08 94795794
275 Abernethy Road, Belmont




The Freedom Centre (FC) supports young people 26 years and under, families and whole communities to be healthy, happy and informed about diverse sexuality, gender and sex. Volunteers and staff are all people who are LGBTQIA+ and are trained to be able to give support and information to their peers.

Hosted drop-in sessions are safe spaces to hang out; have fun; meet other young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning and otherwise diverse in their sex, gender or sexuality; get peer support and get any information a person may need.

Freedom X Coordinator – Danny Della Vedova or 0419 945 219.


Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.
1800 551 800
24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Talk about mental health

You can chat privately with our professional counsellors over the phone or webchat, seven days a week between 9am – 1am (AEDT). It’s a safe space if you want some advice, unsure of what help you need or maybe just want to talk things through.

Call a clinician on 1800 650 890

The WA Aids Council (WAAC) provides counselling for LGBTI+ young people 12 years and over.
664 Murray Street, West Perth
9482 0000

Free, unlimited individual counselling and other mental health services
Youth Focus operates a free, face-to-face and web-based professional counselling service for young people aged 12 to 25 who may be experiencing mental health challenges including suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety and self-harm.
Group-based therapy provides opportunities for young people to engage in therapeutic activities with other young people in a safe and supportive environment.
The purpose is to provide our current clients with a safe and supportive peer-based environment to practice some of the strategies and skills they have learnt in the counselling room, as well as develop and challenge social skills through connecting with peers and community members.
The young person may enhance existing or develop new skills of trust, self-esteem, better communication, coping strategies, conflict resolution and connecting with others.

In addition to our core service offering of free face-to-face counselling, we engage with communities to educate and build awareness about youth mental health issues and suicide prevention. As part of this engagement, we deliver education programs in schools and communities across Western Australia.
08 6266 4333


Support for young people aged 12 – 25 years old

headspace is a service for young people aged 12 – 25 years, providing support in areas of mental health, alcohol & drugs, sexual health and
physical health.

Contact (08) 9358 9800
1468 Albany Highway, Cannington WA 6107

Infocus® Counselling Bentley provides short term counselling services for individuals with mild to moderate psychological concerns that can be addressed with short-term intervention.

Services are delivered by Registered and Clinical Psychologists for young people of all ages.


08 9458 0505



Belmont Psychology offers clinical services and interventions to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Services are provided
by Clinical and Registered Psychologists.

Contact 4/226 Fulham St, Cloverdale
08 9477 2980 or 0432 386 665

Short term counselling for children and adolescents
CABIS provides free evidence-based, brief intervention psychological services. Patients are referred by their general practitioner. The services are delivered by registered psychologists. They are designed to support, improve resilience, and reduce symptomology of children and adolescents aged four to under 16 years with mild to moderate mental health concerns, typically anxiety and depression or problematic substance use.

1800 000 677
Child and adolescent mental health service


The MIFWA Early Intervention Recovery Program (EIRP) is for young people aged 16 to 30 years who have been diagnosed with a mental illness including first episode of psychosis.
Operating across the Perth Metropolitan area, our EIRP team supports people to re-establish or maintain social, professional and educational networks.
The program is initially for 6 months but can continue for up to one year.
MIFWA understand each individual’s mental health journey is different, so they tailor their supports around your needs, aspirations, goals and recovery. The EIRP team provides one-on-one support in your own home and local community, working with you to set goals and reconnect with your priorities.
08 9237 8900

Ruah has extensive experience supporting young people, particularly those with severe mental illness, and its EPYCentre is a specialist functional recovery service for young people aged 12 to 25 years.
Professional staff support clients and their families from across Perth’s southern suburbs who are referred by mental health professionals. Staff walk alongside clients assisting them to develop a personal recovery plan incorporating life goals, education, employment, recreation and fitness or manage stress and build social connections. The service is also available to young people experiencing LGBTI+, transcultural and other disadvantage issues.
Based in Cockburn, it is a welcoming environment where young people who have experienced psychosis can plan their own recovery.
Families – The EPYCentre provides recovery-oriented support to help young people on their recovery journey. This can be a difficult time and family plays an important part in the process.
Our Family Peer Workers, who have lived experience, are available for one-to-one family support. Groups are run with other families and loved ones who can share their experience and advice.
Any State Area Health Service Provider in Perth’s southern suburbs can refer a young person to the EYPCentre. You are welcome to contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.
Telephone 13 RUAH (13 7824)



The EIPs service provides community-based intensive individualised and comprehensive care for young people with psychosis and their families. This recovery focussed service is available to patients aged between 16 and 35 years of age who have been diagnosed with a first-episode of psychosis.
Bentley Health Service, Mills Street, Bentley 6102
08 9416 3863

Supports people aged between 17 and 22 years, who have a diagnosed mental illness or are at significant risk of developing a long-term mental illness, are homeless or at risk of long-term homelessness, and require medium to high-level support.
Based in Fremantle, Ngatti House is a purpose-built rehabilitation facility that offers safe and secure accommodation for 17-22 year olds looking to work on their mental health recovery. The house is staffed 24 hours a day with caring and skilled workers who work alongside residents to imagine a meaningful future, identify goals they would like to work towards and how to use their strengths and skills to live well.
General enquiries: 9432 1100
Youthreach South Referral Support: 08 9499 4274
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The BeyondNow Suicide Safety Plan App can be used if a person is experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.
It involves creating a structured plan, ideally with support from a health professional, that can be worked through when experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings of distress or crisis to help get through the tough moments.
The App prompts a person to work through the steps until they feel safe and includes:

  • A safety plan – such as things a person can do by themselves, thinking about reasons to live and distractions such as enjoyable activities
  • Coping strategies
  • People that can be contacted for support, such as friends, family and health professionals.

The App can be downloaded to a person’s phone so that they can access their safety plan and edit it at any time. There are also options to email a copy to trusted friends, family or health professionals so support can be provided when a person is experiencing suicidal thoughts or heading towards a suicidal crisis.
The App is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available to use online on a desktop or laptop.