Let’s make 111 the National mental health hotline

Let’s make 111 the National mental health hotline

11 August 2022
Signatures: 3,176Next goal: 5,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by Paul O'Brien

An important project I’ve been working on for sometime and I need your help, Currently, Australians are faced with an overwhelming number of mental health helplines and as we’ve sadly seen an increase in suicide. All these incredible organizations with incredible people have been helping many struggling people for years. However if you were in a time of need, do you know the lifeline number, the beyond blue number, the relationships Australia number?

I don’t think that in someones darkest moments, anyone should have help delayed while they search for the support service most appropriate to them. Similar if someone is breaking into your home you don’t search for the local police station number you call 000 so if something is breaking into your mind you should call 111 for immediate help.

I want to create a centralised call centre for care and protection with just a single number. We want to urge Australians to Call 111.

This year, on 1/11 (November 1, 2022) i want your help to call on the federal government to release this currently disconnected phone number,111.

Once the number is released, we want to form a one-solution call centre and centralise all mental health services in the national interest.

The 111 helpline will operate in the same way as Australia’s primary emergency call service number, Triple Zero (000), by connecting callers more easily with established mental healthcare helplines.

After calling 111, a trained professional will answer the call and stay with the caller until they have connected the call to the mental health care organisation or support service relevant to their needs.

111 will not only save lives, but will also:

- Reduce the overwhelming burden on 000 emergency services.
- Be easily remembered. We want to educate children on 111 the very same way we educated as kids on 000.
- Encourage a better understanding of the mental health issues affecting Australians. Vital statistics around which organisation each call is transferred to— and at what times — will reveal actionable data on which areas of mental health require more funding and support, whether its gambling, addiction, domestic violence, or children.

In the meantime, while we work on this 111 solution, please, if you or someone you know needs help, call:

Lifeline on 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
SuicideLine Victoria on 1300 651 251
Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
Open Arms Veteran and Families counselling on 1800 011 046
Safe Zone Support – for ADF - 1800 142 072
Sane Helpline 1800 18SANE (7263)
Domestic violence support on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
Mensline Australia on 1300 789 978
Suicide Callback Service on 1300 659 467
Headspace on 1800 650 890
Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774
Yarning SafeNStrong on 1800 959 563
Rainbow Door on 1800 729 367 or text 0480 017 246
Qlife on 1800 184 527
Alcohol & Drug Support Line 1800 198 024
Gambler’s Help 1800 858 858
Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
1300 MHCALL 1300 642255 (mental health access line)

Please help and sign the below as we try to obtain the currently disconnected phone number 111 release by the government .


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Signatures: 3,176Next goal: 5,000
Support now