Today is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.
As Victoria has now been in the longest lockdown in the world, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues and illnesses have been rising and continue to do so.
We want to recognise and acknowledge that not everyone across our communities has access to mental health support. So, we’ve put this little resource together to be shared amongst yourselves.
If you or anyone you know needs help, please reach out to one of these organisations.
Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
Beyond Blue provides 24/7 information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
Kids Helpline is Australia's only free 24/7, confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.
DirectLine Victoria drug/alcohol counselling on 1800 888 236
Reach out to DirectLine for 24/7 confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral in Victoria Australia.
MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
MensLine Australia offers free 24/7 online counselling support for men with concerns about mental health, family and relationship concerns.
Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
The Suicide Call Back Service provides 24/7 phone and online counselling for anyone who is struggling with situations in their life.
Headspace on 1800 650 890
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
ReachOut.com helps those under 25 with everyday questions through to tough times.
Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774
CLAN offers support to people who have grown up in Orphanages, Children’s Homes, Missions and Foster Care in Australia and New Zealand, or whose parents or other family members had this experience.
HeadtoHelp on 1800 595 212
HeadtoHelp offers free mental health support and advice to all Victorians of all ages