Mental Health Support

Community Group Mental Health First Aid Courses

Each year one in five Australians will experience a mental illness. 

Are you passionate and committed to acting as a first point of contact for people with mental health issues, by providing support and guidance within our community?

Council is partnering with Mental Health First Aid Australia to host a series of free two-day Mental Health First Aid courses in May and June 2021.

Face to Face May Session in Alexandra (two-day) from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm on Saturday 1 May and Saturday 8 May. Includes lunch.

Full day Face to Face June Session Waitlist - Dates confirmed once numbers are met.
 
Please click here to register for any of the above sessions.

 

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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

  • Outside the Locker Room - Delivering welfare and education programs that build both collective and individual mental health and wellbeing within our community.

  • 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