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Mental health

Mental health matters.

People may need mental health support for various reasons, and it's important to recognize that seeking help is a healthy and courageous step. Taking care of mental health is crucial as it significantly impacts our overall well-being and quality of life. Here's why it's important to look after your mental health:

Emotional Well-being: Good mental health helps us manage and express our emotions in a healthy way.

Physical Health: Mental health is closely linked to physical health, with conditions like depression and anxiety affecting our physical well-being.

Productivity: A healthy state of mind enables us to be more focused, productive, and efficient in our daily tasks.

Relationships: Mental health influences our relationships, affecting how we interact and connect with others.

Coping Mechanisms: Strong mental health allows us to develop effective coping strategies for dealing with stress, challenges, and setbacks.

Overall Life Satisfaction: Mental well-being contributes significantly to our overall life satisfaction and happiness.

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Signs to seek help:

  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness

  • Extreme mood swings

  • Severe anxiety or panic attacks

  • Social withdrawal and isolation

  • Excessive anger, hostility, or violence

  • Significant changes in sleeping or eating patterns

  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress

  • Substance abuse or other harmful behaviors

  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Seeking help


A mental health support service in Victoria, Australia, designed to connect residents with services to support their mental wellbeing including a helpline, service referrals and digital resources.

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year olds.


A free, confidential service to allow for assessment and referral to treatment for a variety of mental health issues.

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A mental health and wellbeing support organisation created to address a range of mental health issues and provide support and information


A mental health support and crisis helpline that provides free, telephone-based support 24/7.​


A service offering motional and practical support to families, carers, and individuals dealing with mental health issues in Australia.


Provides information, support, advocacy, or referrals for family members or friends supporting a person with mental health issues.

Target Population: Adults and young people.

Contact Number: 1800 314 325

Website: Tandem


Provides counseling and treatment referrals for people with eating disorders, body image, and related issues.

Target Population: Adults and young people.

Contact Number: 1800 33 4673 (8am-9pm, 7 days a week)

Website: Butterfly Foundation


Offers information, support, or referrals for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

Target Population: Adults and young people.

Contact Number: 1300 657 380 (9am-5pm, 7 days a week)

Website: Blue Knot Foundation


Offers phone and web-based services to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

Target Population: Adults and young people (LGBTIQ+).

Contact Number: 1800 184 527 (3pm-12am, 7 days a week)

Website: QLife


A telephone information, counseling, and referral service that focuses on perinatal anxiety and depression in Australia.

Target Population: Women experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression.

Contact Number: 1300 726 306, available from 9 am to 7:30 pm AEST, Monday to Friday.

Website: PANDA

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A 24/7 free and confidential counseling service for anyone who has served at least one day in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their families.

Target Population: Veterans and their families.

Contact Number: 1800 011 046.

Website: Open Arms


A phoneline that provides information and peer support to families dealing with the loss of a child, sibling, or grandchild. This service is for individuals in Victoria, Australia.

Target Population: Victorian adults and young people.

Contact Numbers: 9888 4944 or 1300 064 068. Available 24/7.

Website: The Compassionate Friends Victoria

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A free, confidential, twenty-four-hour telephone support service for people across Australia who have been affected by bushfires.

Target Population: Adults and young people.

Contact Number: 134 357

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