Crisis Support

The Shark Cage® website is an information hub and cannot provide support if you are in danger or require urgent mental health assistance. If you are in danger, please call the police on 000. If you are not in immediate danger and need support, one of the services below may be able to assist.

1800 Respect

Talk to a trained counsellor about how sexual, domestic or family violence is affecting you. Available Australia wide, 24 hours, seven days a week. This free service can help you identify options and find the right services to support you. This service also provides online chat and telephone interpreters. You can also find local services in their online Services directory on the website. Each State and territory provides free family violence, sexual assault and mental health services.


Provides access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Reach out if you are emotionally distressed.

Blue Knot

Provides phone and email support for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. Blue Knot also have a data base of practitioners across Australia who have expertise in working with people who are struggling with the impacts of multiple traumatic events in their life (complex trauma).

Suicide Call Back Service

You can talk or chat with a professional online. The website also has good resources about mental Health Services across Australia.

The Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL)

Provides after hours and weekend telephone support and referral to victims of recent or past sexual assault and concerned family members. SACL is the after-hours arm of the network of Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASA’S) that are present in every region in Victoria. CASA’s provide support, counselling and advocacy to people who have experienced sexual assault. If you are in Victoria, find your nearest CASA by visiting For sexual assault services in other States and Territories in Australia visit

MensLine Australia

Provides telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns. Visit the website for more information and resources.