Reaching out for support

Please note that Manly Touch does not offer crisis support or counselling service and this website is not a substitute for professional care. If you or someone you know needs professional support, please contact your doctor, local health centre or one of the services listed below. Family and friends can also call upon these services for advice and assistance on how to support someone who is struggling with life.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please seek assistance by contacting your trusted healthcare professional or calling Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others, seek immediate assistance by calling Triple Zero (000)


Your local GP or treating psychologist / psychiatrist –
Your doctor can also refer you to services from psychologists, social workers and therapists.

Lifeline –
13 11 14
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Kids Helpline –
1800 55 1800
24/7 private and confidential phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

MensLine Australia –
1300 78 99 78
24/7 telephone and online support for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.

Beyond Blue –
1300 22 4636
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia to achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

1800 737 732
24/7 counselling, information and referrals for sexual assault, domestic and family violence.


Headspace –
1800 650 890
Support and information for young people 12-25 for mental health and what’s going on in their life.

Relationships Australia –
1300 364 277
Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.


Blackdog Institute –
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness.

Gotcha4Life –
Gotcha4Life is a not-for-profit Foundation that funds sustainable educational workshops, training programmes and products building this mental fitness in communities across Australia, to enable strong, open and binding relationships.

R U OK –
A suicide prevention charity that aims to start life-changing conversations. Creating a more connected world.

Reach Out –
Reach Out is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Helps with tough times for 14-25 year olds and their parents.

Head to Health –
Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health brings together Australia’s most trusted mental health apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.
Manly Touch also supports NSW Touch Association’s ‘In Touch Initiative’. We strongly encourage you to stay connected with your team or club mates during this time. Our Manly Touch competition is held on a Monday or Thursday night so organise a team get together via Zoom, FaceTime or Houseparty. Make it fun! More information can be found at
We are here to support you and help you if required. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our dedicated email [email protected]. All contact will remain strictly private and confidential.