Mental Health Support

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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.

  • Alexandra District Health - call 03 5772 0900 for telephone support and to find out more. They offer a range of primary health services in Alexandra. Primary Health services are also provided at campuses in Marysville and Eildon.

  • 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.

  • Lower Hume Primary Health Partnership - Providing a platform to increase visibility, access and integration of mental health services across Murrindindi Shire.

  • 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.

  • Yea & District Memorial Hospital - Call 03 5736 0400 for telephone support. Providing high quality health services and wellbeing in the community.

  • 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 councelling 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