Mental health

Life Line

24 hour telephone counselling service

Ph: 13 11 14

Text 0477 13 11 14

www.lifeline.com.au

Kids Helpline

24 hour telephone counselling of 5 to 25 year olds

Free Call:1800 55 1800
www.kidshelpline.com.au

headspace Greensborough

Free support for young people aged 12-25. Services including Mental Health, Counselling, Alcohol and Other Drug, Vocational support.

Ph: 9433 7200

https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/greensborough/

eheadspace

Free online or telephone support and counselling service for young people aged 12-25 going through a tough time

Ph: 1800 650 890

https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

healthAbility – Eltham

Provide a range of services for young people aged 12 – 21 including people disengaging from school, needle exchange, dental health services, diet and nutrition advice and youth homelessness.

Ph: 9430 9100

www.healthability.org.au

 

RMIT Psychology Clinic

Low fee based psychology clinic

Ph: 9925 7666

www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-locations-and-facilities/services/health-clinics/health-sciences-clinic/psychology

 Tandem  Provide individual advocacy, support and referral for family members and friends supporting someone with mental ill-health. Our

 

 Ph: 1800 314 325

 https://www.tandemcarers.org.au/index.php

 

 Partners in Wellbeing   The free service offers one-on-one support to help you improve your wellbeing, develop strategies to cope and provide emotional support when and as you need it.

 

 Ph: 1300 375 330

 

Information

Mental Health Care Plan

 This is a special referral from your GP that allows you to have 10 annual subsidised sessions of psychotherapy billed to Medicare. To get a Mental Health Care Plan you just need to:

  1. Book a 30 minute double appointment with your GP
  2. Ask your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan
  3. Your GP will make a referral to a counsellor or psychologist, then all you have to do is make the appointment

For more info click on the link below:       
www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mental-ba-fact-pat

 

Crisis Assessment Team (CAT)

CAT services provide treatment and support for people with acute mental illness whose behaviour is able to be managed within the community rather than hospitalisation. The Crisis Assessment Team also provides emergency response to people who are in psychiatric crisis and require immediate intervention.
Ph: 1300 859 789

 

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Free confidential youth service for young people aged 12-25 and their families, covering services including: general health and wellbeing, mental health, sexual health, alcohol and other drug and vocational services.

https://headspace.org.au/

 

Reach Out

Reach Out is an online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Reach Out provides information and support on a range of issues.
www.reachout.com.au

 

Beyond Blue

Mental health organisation with online resources.

www.beyondblue.org.au

 

Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria

Source of support, information and community education for people with eating disorders and their families.
www.eatingdisorders.org.au

 

Kookaburra Kids Foundation

Run camps that supporting children aged 8-18 years who are living in families affected by mental illness.

www.kookaburrakids.org.au

 

Satellite Foundation 

 Specific to children and young people where a parent has a mental illness. 

 https://www.satellitefoundation.org.au/programs/