List Of Mental Health Helplines

Hi everyone,

For many of us the year 2020 is proving to be the worst year of our life. We all so regret this year, isn’t it? With the recent Coronavirus pandemic and lot of stress associated with it, we have witnessed a paradigm shift in the economy and lifestyle. Things are not normal and we are adjusting to the new normal of our lives with a lot of struggle.

Besides this, we all have many other reasons to feel stressed, low and depressed, some of us were already going through a lot in personal and professional life and with this pandemic it has only made things more complicated.

As I always promote mental health, I would like to tell you that I am there and you can reach out to me whenever you want to talk and share or discuss any thing which is bothering you. Sometimes all you need is a non-judgmental and unbiased listening which I am open to do.

I have also curated a list of global helpline for the ones who have no one to listen and need help, as a society this is the time we should be there for each other in what ever way possible.

Be there. Be aware. Take care and please do not be ashamed of seeking help from anyone. It is ok to not to be ok, but not ok to not talk about it and suffer in silence alone.


Fortis Exam Helpline – +918376804102

The Fortis National Helpline number is for students or parents with queries related to stress, mental wellbeing, exam tips or even to consult a team of experts and behavioural psychologists.

24 X 7

iCALL – 022-25521111 / ICALL@TISS.EDU

iCall is a service from TISS, run by trained mental health professionals. iCALL provides emotional support, information and referral services to individuals in psycho-social distress, across the life span and across different gender and sexual identities.


PARIVARTHAN Counselling, Training and Research Centre – 080- 65333323

Providing multimodal services in the field of mental health, this Helpline is serviced by trained, professional counsellors.

4 PM – 10 PM, MON – FRI

Sahai – 080-25497777 / SAHAIHELPLINE@GMAIL.COM

This helpline is a service provided by Medico Pastoral Association (MPA) and is run by trained active volunteers. If any caller requires face to face counselling, they are referred to MPA counsellors who are fully trained.


Sumaitri – 011-23389090 / FEELINGSUICIDAL@SUMAITRI.NET

A crisis intervention centre for the depressed, distressed and suicidal. The Helpline provides unconditional and unbiased emotional support to callers, visitors or those who write in.



Working in the area of mental health, and providing emotional support AASRA offers a helpline service and walk-in center. The Helpline is answered by professionally trained volunteers who provide non-judgmental and non-critical listening.


Sneha – 044-24640050 (24 HOURS) / 044-24640060 8 AM – 10 PM / HELP@SNEHAINDIA.ORG

A suicide prevention organisation that offers emotional support for the depressed, desperate and the suicidal.

Lifeline – LIFELINEKOLKATA@GMAIL.COM – 033-24637401 / 033-24637432

Lifeline offers a free tele-helpline providing emotional support to people who are in despair, depressed or suicidal. Face to face befriending with prior appointment is also available.

10 AM – 6 PM

COOJ Mental Health Foundation – 0832-2252525 / YOUMATTERBYCOOJ@GMAIL.COM

This helpline offers emotional support individuals dealing with suicidal thoughts, as well as those experiencing other levels of distress. It is run by volunteers trained in Mindfulness Based Active Listening.


Vandrevala Foundation – 1860-266-2345 /

This organization is run by trained counsellors and is 24×7


Roshni – +9140 – 6620 2000 / 6620 2001 /

They are run by trained volunteers and their special services include depression, distress and suicide


Connecting…NGO – 1800-843-4353

They are run by trained volunteers and their special services include awareness and psychoeducation programs


Samaritans Mumbai – +91 84229 84528 / +91 84229 84529 / +84229 84530 / TALK2SAMARITANS@GMAIL.COM

They are run by trained volunteers and their special services include depression, suicide and stress. They are available on email, phone and in-person free services.



Mind helpline
0300 123 3393

The Samaritans
116 123

New Zealand

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Healthline – 0800 611 116

Samaritans – 0800 726 666

Depression-specific helplines

Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions) – includes The Journal online help service – online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed

Sexuality or gender identity helpline

OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) provides confidential telephone support

Helplines for children and young people

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email or online chat – or email or free text 5626

What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, 12noon–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available from 3pm–10pm 7 days a week, including all public holidays.

Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.

Help for parents, family and friends

Commonground – a website hub providing parents, family, whānau and friends with access to information, tools and support to help a young person who is struggling.

EDANZ – improving outcomes for people with eating disorders and their families. Freephone 0800 2 EDANZ or 0800 233 269, or in Auckland 09 522 2679. Or email

Parent Help – 0800 568 856 for parents/whānau seeking support, advice and practical strategies on all parenting concerns. Anonymous, non-judgemental and confidential.

Family Services 211 Helpline – 0800 211 211 for help finding (and direct transfer to) community based health and social support services in your area.

Skylight – 0800 299 100 for support through trauma, loss and grief; 9am–5pm weekdays.

Supporting Families In Mental Illness – For families and whānau supporting a loved one who has a mental illness. Auckland 0800 732 825. Find other regions’ contact details here.

Other specialist helplines

Alcohol and Drug Helpline – 0800 787 797 or online chat

Are You OK – 0800 456 450 family violence helpline

Gambling Helpline – 0800 654 655

Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)

Seniorline – 0800 725 463 A free information service for older people

0508MUSICHELP – The Wellbeing Service is a 24/7 online, on the phone and in-person counselling service fully funded by the NZ Music Foundation and provided free of charge to those in the Kiwi music community who can’t access the help they need due to hardship and other circumstances. Call 0508 MUSICHELP.

Shine – 0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline

Quit Line – 0800 778 778 smoking cessation help

Vagus Line – 0800 56 76 666 (Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon – 2pm). Promote family harmony among Chinese, enhance parenting skills, decrease conflict among family members (couple, parent-child, in-laws) and stop family violence

Women’s Refuge Crisisline – 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) (for women living with violence, or in fear, in their relationship or family)

Shakti Crisis Line – 0800 742 584 (for migrant or refugee women living with family violence

Rape Crisis – 0800 883 300 (for support after rape or sexual assault)

Warmlines for consumers of mental health services

Free peer support services for people experiencing mental illness or those supporting them

Canterbury and West Coast – 03 379 8415 / 0800 899 276 (1pm to midnight, seven nights)

Wellington 0800 200 207 (7pm–1am, Tuesday to Sunday)

Auckland Central 0508 927 654 or 0508 WARMLINE (8pm to midnight, seven nights)

South Africa

South Africa Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) Helplines:

Suicide Crisis Helpline:
0800 567 567

24hr Substance Abuse Helpline:
0800 12 13 14

Mental Health Helplines:
0800 456 789
0800 21 22 23
SMS 31393


Mentally Aware Nigeria (MANI)



13 11 14

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636

Suicide callback service
1300 659 467

The MindSpot Clinic
1800 61 44 34

Kids Helpline | Phone Counselling Service | 1800 55 1800 We are Kids HelplineKids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.


Source : United for Global Mental Health

7 thoughts on “List Of Mental Health Helplines

  1. I’ve been seeing lot of experts coming out with their opinions on mental health and depression related posts. You did an amazing job by sharing the right thing! The right contact person ✨ With so much of suicidal rate in the city even government have not come out with such idea. Great Job Priyanka Nair✨💐

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