When life gets overwhelming, it is important to be able to talk with someone you can trust.
If you or someone you know needs some extra support, you can talk to your GP or you can access the following services:
If your situation is an emergency please contact 000 for support.
- Yea & District Memorial Hospital – Call 03 5736 0400. Providing counselling and psychology services via Yea Community Health.
- APMHA HealthCare – call 1300 514 811 to discuss the options of mental health services provided by APMHA Healthcare in the region. They offer a large range of mental health clinicians with broad skills and qualifications to match your needs.
- Growing Minds – Supporting the wellbeing of rural and regional schools, their students and communities.
- Goulburn Valley Health – Call 03 5832 2322 to discuss the referral health service offering a 24-hour Emergency Department, Medical Services, Women’s and Children’s Services, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Mental Health, Outpatients and community-based health programs.
- The Bridge Youth Service – Working alongside young people aged between 12 and 25 to increase their sense of belonging and create a community connection with value and respect, whilst believing in their power to change their situations.
- Wellways – call 1300 111 400 to discuss mental health, disability support and community care. Connecting people, strengthening families and transforming communities.
- Nexus Primary Health – call 1300 773 352 to setup telehealth (phone or video), face to face or home visits. Helping to prevent, manage and treat health and wellbeing needs.
- FamilyCare – The best first contact is Seymour 1800 663 107 or Shepparton 1300 854 944. Assisting families and individuals to enhance their strengths throughout their lives.
- Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative – call 03 5820 0000 for telephone support. Culturally appropriate community services covering family, housing, financial counselling and justice services
- Beyond Blue – call 1300 224 636 for telephone support, information and resources for people dealing with depression or anxiety, or visit their website
- Mensline Australia – call 1300 78 99 78 for telephone support, information and referrals for men dealing with relationship issues, or visit their website
- Are you bogged, mate? – Mental health seminars designed for rural farmers.
- Carers Australia – call 1800 242 636 to find out about short-term counselling and support services for carers and their families in Victoria
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 1800 200 526 to talk to experienced family violence counsellors, 24 hours a day
- Relationships Australia – call 1300 364 277 or visit the website for relationship support for individuals and families
- Direct Line – call 1800 888 236 for confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referrals
- Kids Help Line – call 1800 55 1800 for free counselling and advice for young people between 5 and 25
- Youth Beyond Blue– call 1300 22 4636 for free telephone counselling or visit their website for information, resources and support for young people with depression or anxiety
- Parentline – call 13 22 89 for telephone counselling for Victorian parents and carers of children up to 18 years of age. The service is available from 8.00 am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week
- Raising Children Network – is an online parenting resource with advice about rearing children of all ages
- The Victorian Council of Churches is working in partnership with the Victorian Government to offer support services to Victorians. Members of the community are encouraged to contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 020 080 to access this service
- WellMob – Healing our way – Social, emotional and cultural wellbeing online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- Emerging Minds – Emerging Minds have some great COVID-19 resources to assist parents and carers best support their children and reduce worry and distress
- Phoenix Australia – Online trauma tool kit – A very useful interactive resource focusing on four areas (reclaiming life, managing emotions, connecting with others and self-care)
- Life in Mind – Need help implementing self-care in your life? Check out life in mind a guide to self-care
- Roses in the Ocean – stemming the tide of suicide – Amazing resources and lived experiences around suicide