We can help you connect with mental health support in Lake Macquarie.
You’re in the right place!

Finding mental health support shouldn’t cause anxiety. This page helps you use the Connected to Care online service to connect with local service providers, support groups, events & training.

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Step 1

Let’s start with a quick mental health check-in

Ask yourself…

Are you thinking of suicide?

Are you supporting someone who is at risk of harm?

If you answered yes, call 000 immediately.

If someone’s life is in danger or there is an immediate risk of harm, call 000 immediately.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, or you would like to talk with someone, you can access 24-hour support by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you are searching for professional help, information or a support group you can trust, we can help.

Keep scrolling to find out how.

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Step 2

You deserve the best possible care. What kind of support are you looking for?

We’ve gathered a comprehensive list of mental health support services and resources in the Lake Macquarie area. If a service provider is included, it’s because we’ve carefully chosen them as someone you can trust, who’s willing and able to help you.

Using the questions below, choose whether our service directory, resource list or event calendar is most relevant to you.

Need a trusted health professional in the Lake Macquarie area?

Our Service Directory is the best place for you to connect with the support you need.

Want to know what’s happening locally?

Our Events & Training calendar will show you helpful local events coming up.

Looking for practical tips to help right now?

Our list of resources is a great place to learn and discover trustworthy information on mental health.

Step 3

Take the next step and make contact

After exploring the various services and resources on the Connected To Care website, choose the service/s that will best meet your needs.

Now it’s time to take action…

Access your chosen support with a single click. Call, email or take action today.

We know that sometimes taking that first step can be overwhelming. Remember, life is better when we go through it with others who understand. Don’t let the overwhelm stop you from finding the right support. Even if you’re not sure where to go next, you don’t need to feel alone.

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Nice work! 

If you’ve made it this far, give yourself a pat on the back! You’ve made some great progress.

Still not quite sure what your next step is?

That’s okay! You can explore the Connected To Care website at any time. Remember, you deserve the best possible care, and there’s help available.

Find a Service

Connect with trusted service providers in Lake Macquarie.

Events & Training

Attend local events to connect and learn.


Informative resources to help increase your knowledge.

After years of working alongside individuals, families, and the broader community, we have developed strong connections with mental health professionals, clinicians and support groups in Lake Macquarie.

Finding mental health support shouldn’t cause anxiety. We built Connected to Care to be a one-touch online mental health resource. Anyone in Lake Macquarie can find relevant, local support services for themselves, or someone they are supporting.

Connected to Care is the culmination of a long-held dream of the Lake Macquarie Suicide Prevention Network (LMSPN). The dream was to make it easy for people in Lake Macquarie to access professional, experienced and understanding mental health support services online, and at a time when they need it most.

Founded in 2009 by Faye and Brian Hawley, LMSPN soon drew in locals who had lost a loved one through suicide. The goal was to educate and help people struggling with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and support families who are grieving after suicide.

With support from Wesley LifeForce, LMSPN established remembrance events and activities, shared information at markets and community events, and raised funds to develop Mental Health Awareness and support Suicide Prevention Training.

After years of working alongside individuals, families, and the broader community, we have developed strong connections with mental health professionals, clinicians and support groups in Lake Macquarie. These are people and organisations that we know and trust, who genuinely help people in crisis.

Lived experience tells us that navigating the minefield of mental health support is challenging for anyone. If you’re sleep-deprived, frightened, depressed or fragile, the discovery process can be even more difficult. Sometimes it may seem overwhelming, but this is where Connected to Care can help.

Our mission is to reduce the impact and incidence of suicide in the Lake Macquarie region. We believe everybody deserves the right to access mental health care when they need it. By enabling easy access to local support services, we remove the barriers people may face in finding and accessing support, and positively impact our community by connecting people to care.