Emergency help


About Lifeline

If you need urgent help, you should call Lifeline immediately. Lifeline provide 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

About the AVA Counselling Service

The service is available to AVA members, the vet professionals that work for them (who may not be members) and family members. It is available all day every day on 1300 687 327. The service can also arrange a counsellor to attend veterinary workplaces to help support staff after a traumatic incident.

More information

Other information that you may find helpful included on our page on suicide, such as information on signs to watch out for in those around you, and some tips on what to do if you see them.

More information about mental health

A comprehensive collection of resources to help with your mental health.