Information about local and online services and support for mental health and wellbeing.
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:
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.
1800 650 890
Headspace Ballarat (03) 5304 4777
Beyond Blue Youth
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.
Orygen Youth Health - Youth mental health program based in Melbourne.
Beyond Blue - Advice and support for anxiety and depression.
1300 22 4636
PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia.
1300 726 306
Lifeline Australia - Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention.
13 11 14
Suicide Line Victoria
1300 651 251
Black Dog Institute - Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.
Carers Australia - Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each State and Territory.
1800 242 636
WRISC - Family Violence Support and VanGo Moorabool
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.
1800 184 527; 3pm-12am
Relationships Australia - A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
1300 364 277
SANE Australia - Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.
1800 187 263