Seeking support for social isolation:
It's important to seek support for social isolation when it starts to significantly impact your mental and emotional well-being. Here are some signs that might indicate the need for support:
Persistent feelings of loneliness or sadness
A noticeable decline in physical health or self-care
Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable
Difficulty in carrying out daily tasks or responsibilities
Avoidance of social interactions or withdrawal from social situations
It's important to note that family violence can occur in various relationships, including those involving spouses or partners, parents and children, siblings, and other family members. Recognizing the signs of family violence and seeking help is crucial to ensuring the safety and well-being of those affected by it. If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, consider contacting support organizations for assistance and resources.
An organisation focused on raising awareness of loneliness and offers a Friendline chat service for people experiencing loneliness, available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Phone: 1800 424 287
A digital mental health gateway developed by the Australian Government, offering access to a range of telephone-based and online mental health services, some of which are free or low-cost.
Sane provides counseling via phone or web, and peer-to-peer support through moderated forums and online groups. They also offer information, resources, and stories on recovery and support
1800 187 263
The Lifeline Service Finder is a directory of free or low-cost health and community services available in Australia, including services related to domestic violence, family and children's services, financial assistance, and mental health services.
Target Population: Anyone in need of various health and community services.
Website: Lifeline Service Finder
A mental health and wellbeing support organisation offering safe and supportive moderated peer support for a range of mental health issues and demographics through their digital Forum
Phone: 1300 224 636
A platform that allows individuals to join groups with common interests to meet new people and socialize.
A free online help roster that enables individuals going through tough times to coordinate practical support from friends and family.
This is a government initiative that provides information, resources, and programs for seniors in Victoria. They offer various programs and events to help seniors connect and combat social isolation.
Phone: 1300 797 210