Mental Health supports/services

Mental Health Websites

There are a number of websites for various conditions and life stages:

Suicide prevention

Lifeline: 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Suicide Call Back Service: 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who fit one of the following categories:

  • People who are suicidal
  • People caring for someone who is suicidal
  • People bereaved by suicide
  • Health professionals supporting people affected by suicide.

Support after Suicide: Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.

Mental health support

beyondblue : Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live

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

mindhealthconnect: An innovative website dedicated to providing access to trusted, relevant mental health care services, online programs and resources

MindSpot Clinic: An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression

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

Carers Australia: Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory

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

Young people

Headspace: Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time

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

ReachOut: Information on mental health, relationships and identity and gender for young people, parents and schools


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


QLife: QLife is 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 misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing. 

Please note: We are not able to respond to anyone who might be experiencing a crisis – if this is something you, or a friend of yours is experiencing please contact one of the crisis support services listed below.

If you require support, please contact:
Lifeline (24/7) on 13 11 14 or
Beyondblue support service (24/7) on 1300 22 4636
Suicide Call Back Service (24/7) – 1300 659 467
Kids Helpline (24/7) – 1800 55 1800
MensLine Australia (24/7) – 1300 78 99 78

If life is in immediate danger please call 000

Central Victoria Prevention & Population Health acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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