Mental Health

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Awareness of mental health issues and services and advocacy for improved access to support services are actions contained within the Moorabool Health and Wellbeing Plan  2017—2021. Opportunities for social and community connection are also important to support good mental health and wellbeing. For more information on community groups  please visit the Community  Directory on the website.

 

Mental health care plans and referrals to mental health services

For referral to mental health services or to enquire about your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan contact your GP or click on the link for more information:

www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-care-plan

For information on services or referral pathways for mothers, babies and young children you can also contact the Maternal and Child Health Service on 5366 7100.

 

Mental health online and phone services

If you or someone you know is dealing with mental health issues, the following services can provide online or phone support.

 

Children and Youth

Headspace - The National Youth Mental Health Foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.

www.headspace.org.au   

1800 650 890

Headspace Ballarat  (03) 5304 4777

 

Beyond Blue Youth                                                

www.youthbeyondblue.com 

1300 224 636

 

Kids Helpline - A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

1800 55 1800

 

Berry Street - Reconnect program.

www.berrystreet.org.au

 

Orygen Youth Health - Youth mental health program based in Melbourne.

https://oyh.org.au/

 

General

Beyond Blue - Advice and support for anxiety and depression.                                                                                                  

www.beyondblue.org.au   

1300 22 4636

 

PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia.

www.panda.org.au

1300 726 306

 

Lifeline Australia - Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention.

www.lifeline.org.au 

13 11 14

 

Suicide Line Victoria

1300 651 251

 

Black Dog Institute - Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

 

Carers Australia - Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each State and Territory.

www.carersaustralia.com.au

1800 242 636

 

WRISC - Family Violence Support and VanGo Moorabool

www.wrisc.org.au

 

MensLine Australia - A telephone and online support, information and referral service helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. 

1300 78 99 78

 

QLife - Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being mis-gendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.

https://qlife.org.au/

1800 184 527; 3pm-12am

 

Relationships Australia - A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

www.relationships.org.au

1300 364 277

 

SANE Australia - Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.

www.sane.org

1800 187 263

 

Last Updated:

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 - 18:39