Mental Health Support

Murrindindi Shire Mental Health Information Session

Date: Wednesday 9 December 2020
Time: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Strong mental health helps us to improve social connection, boost our mood and manage stress. Want to learn more? Join Council and a panel of local mental health support providers for an informative webinar to learn more about mental health. 

This webinar will begin with an overview of mental health and wellbeing psychology to raise awareness and help participants better understand the signs and symptoms of mental health as well as strategies that can help support them. The second part of the session is dedicated to a panel discussion with representatives from some of our local mental health service providers, allowing the opportunity for participants to ask questions and learn more about our local mental health services. This free, 90 minute webinar will be hosted on Zoom. 

All questions are encouraged.

Please register here to receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

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Mental Health Support Services

Do you, or someone you know need a little extra support right now? This is a challenging time for many people in our community. We have put together a list of mental health support services that are available.  

If your situation is an emergency please contact 000 for support.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Talk it Out - Talk It Out is a free phone and online counselling service for people in the Murray PHN region who are feeling the pressures and stresses of everyday life. The service, which is aimed at those aged 15 and over, is provided by professionally trained counsellors who will listen and help people develop strategies to manage what is causing them to feel stressed or overwhelmed. Talk it Out is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1300 022 946 or by visiting the website

  • 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