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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.


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


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

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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.


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 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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