River Murray Flood Mental Health Support
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope, reach out to local services that can provide mental health and wellbeing support.
Telephone and online counselling
Regional Access Program
Regional Access offers free professional telephone and online counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people 15 years and older living or working in regional South Australia.
Beyondblue offers 24/7 telephone and online counselling.
Lifeline offers 24/7 telephone and online counselling support for people experiencing a crisis.
Counselling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
A free and confidential service run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
Short to medium term mental health support
Provides Primary Mental Health Care in the Riverland area, including psychological therapies for people needing short to medium term mental health support.
iREACH Rural Health
iREACH Rural Health have mental health clinicians who are able to provide psychological interventions in partnership with GPs. This service can provide support for people who have a mental health condition that would benefit from longer term support.
The service can be contacted directly for information about referrals.
Specialist mental health needs
Community mental health teams provide specialist, recovery focused mental health services to people aged 16 and over living in rural and remote areas of South Australia.
Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network
The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network covers areas including the Riverland and the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong areas in South Australia, extending east to the Victorian border.
Murray Mallee Mental Health Service – Murray Bridge
- 104 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253
- Telephone: 8535 6800
Riverland Integrated Mental Health Service – Berri
Children and young people
Kids Helpline is a free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Headspace provides free mental health services, alcohol and drug counselling, vocational support, and some physical and sexual health services for young people 12-25 years old in the Riverland region. You can contact the service directly to discuss a referral.
- 10 Second Street, Murray Bridge
- Telephone: 8531 2122
eHeadspace offers support online or through phone-based counselling. The service can also provide useful information to friends, carers and families.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS is a free mental health service for children and young people up to the age of 16 with moderate to severe and complex emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. CAMHS staff are located in Berri and referrals can be arranged through your GP. For information about referrals contact CAMHS Connect Service:
- Telephone: 1300 222 647
Urgent Mental Health Assistance
Mental health triage service
For urgent mental health assistance, the mental health triage service (the Rural and Remote Distance Consultation and Emergency Triage and Liaison Service) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Telephone: 13 14 65