If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental health condition, refer to the Mental Health page on the Smartraveller website to learn more about what we can and cannot do to assist Australians living or travelling abroad.
TELL Japan provides free, confidential telephone counselling in English via its Lifeline, and in-person counselling for a fee.
International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ)
International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ) is a network of individuals and organisations providing mental health care, therapy and related services to people of various nationalities living in Japan.
Find a therapist via the IMHPJ website: http://www.imhpj.org/
The Japan National Tourism Organization maintains a list of hospitals by location with English/other foreign language-speaking staff.
Lifeline Crisis Support Hotline in Australia
In addition to local resources, Australians in need of counselling services overseas can contact our 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 03-5232-4111 (from within Japan) to be transferred to the Lifeline Crisis Support Hotline in Australia.
Counselling for victims of sexual assault
If you, or a friend or family member, have been sexually assaulted overseas, refer to the Sexual Assault page on the Smartraveller website to learn more about how consular staff can provide support. For telephone or in-person counselling in Japan, contact TELL (details above). Alternatively, you can telephone our 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 03-5232-4111 (from within Japan) to be transferred to a sexual assault counselling service in Australia.