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Would it Help to Talk To Someone?

Finding the right person to talk to

There will often be people around you at this time. This may be your family and friends. It could also be the health professionals who are involved in caring for you. You may be able to think of someone that you would like to develop a bond with. This would be someone to talk to; someone who will listen to any concerns, and discuss what is happening without judging what is being said.

Professional help

It can be difficult to work through your emotions and feelings on your own.
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Support groups

You may find a support group useful. Sometimes it is easier to talk with other people who are going through similar experiences.
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If you need help now

  • Ring your GP or hospital
  • Ring Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 to talk to a registered nurse.
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Last updated 02 October 2013*