Over the last year an increasing number of people are reporting feeling worried, fearful, anxious or uncertain. These feelings are often normal responses to stressful situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic and usually get better over time.
But sometimes negative feelings can get a bit too much or go on for longer than they should, so it’s good to be aware of mental health signs and symptoms for yourself and those close to you. The factsheet we’ve created has more information on these signs and symptoms and where to get help from local mental health services and other online services that are available to you.
Department of Health and Human Services has tips and advice for looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beyond Blue offers practical advice and resources plus short term counselling and referrals by phone and webchat.
Phone 1300 22 46 36
Lifeline offers tips, resources and advice, as well as crisis and suicide support.
Phone 13 11 14
Headspace offers support and resources for 12-25 year olds plus online and telephone services.
Phone 1800 650 890
Headspace Mildura - for 12-25 year olds. Drop in or call to make an appointment.
2/125 Pine Avenue, Mildura
Phone 03 5021 2400
Kids Help Line offers support and resources for children, teens, young adults plus parents and carers.
Phone 1800 55 1800
InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence offers free, confidential help for migrant and refugee women who are experiencing family violence.
Phone 1800 755 988 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
If you are in a crisis, you can call, Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 (24 hours)
1800RESPECT Confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Phone 1800 737 732
Mensline Australia Telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.
Phone 1300 789 978
Yarning SafeNStrong Confidential Phone Counselling Service for Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Peoples. Operates 24/7, and is an initiative of the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.
Phone 1800 959 563
Partners in Wellbeing telephone helpline 1300 375 330 (Monday to Friday 9am–10pm, Saturday to Sunday 9am–5pm):
If you're worried about your business, Partners in Wellbeing helpline provides one-to-one wellbeing support and free access to financial counsellors.
Head to Help - In times like these, it’s OK to be a bit uncertain. Maybe a little stressed, anxious or sad. But what if these feelings get too much or go on for a while? The sooner you HeadtoHelp, the better you’ll feel.
Phone 1800 595 212 and find the best mental health support for you.
Talk It Out - Free phone and online counselling 24/7 to anyone 15 years and older.
Phone 1300 022 946
Sunraysia Community Health Services- Mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss and life changes – emotions, self-esteem, communication, addiction and relapse, Trauma, torture and abuse, including for refugees and new arrivals, parenting, pain and a GP service.
137 Thirteenth Street (cnr Deakin Ave), Mildura
Phone 03 5022 5444
NSW Health- Far West Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service provides a range of services and programs for people living in Wentworth, and surrounding areas (Dareton, Buronga, Gol Gol, Euston) – from a hub based in Broken Hill.
Dareton Primary Health Centre
42-44 Tapio Street, Dareton NSW
Phone 03 5021 7200
Robinvale District Health Services - Counselling and social work services. The Mental Health Drop-in Clinic is a free, confidential service offered to the whole of our community. No appointments are necessary
Health and Wellbeing Centre
128-132 Latje Road, Robinvale
Phone 03 5051 8160
Mallee District Aboriginal Services- Social and emotional wellbeing hub: referrals to psychological counselling, including children and young people, couples and family groups who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, drug and alcohol issues, or wanting to improve their overall emotional wellbeing.
120 Madden Avenue, Mildura
Phone 03 5018 4100
77 Perrin Street, Robinvale
Phone 03 4013 2000
Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corp- Social emotional wellbeing support, suicide prevention education and support (Kumpa Kiira Suicide Prevention Project).
51 Sturt Place, Dareton NSW
Phone 03 5027 4824
Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-operative- Offers a range of primary care services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Robinvale, including general practice, social and emotional wellbeing, drug and alcohol counselling.
87 Latje Road, Robinvale
Phone 03 5026 3353
Standby Murray- Ongoing support for individuals, families, groups, workplaces or communities bereaved or impacted by suicide.
Phone 0439 173 310
PANDA - Supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.
Phone 1300 726 306
Directline- Alcohol and drug counselling and referral.
Phone 1800 888 236
QLIFE - LGBTIQA+ peer support and referral.
Phone 1800 184 527