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Mental health services

We provide programs and services to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Many people experience mental health issues. Almost half of Australians aged 16-85 years will experience a mental health issue at some time in their life. People with mental health challenges can experience intense stress, anxiety, depression, vicarious trauma, loneliness, and trouble sleeping, amongst other issues.

Mental health can affect and be affected by many different areas and experiences of life. This includes relationships, family violence, family law conflicts, disability, disadvantage and natural disasters. We know, however, that the right support can help to improve mental health and wellbeing.

We work to support people of all ages, at many different stages with their mental health. As well as providing support for mental health concerns through our general services, we offer specialised mental health services. Our full range of services is listed below.

We also provide professional training offerings including scheduled workshops and webinars, and on-demand customised training on topics such as managing mental health in the workplace, being a casual counsellor, and vicarious trauma.

Please note: We are not a crisis service. If you are in immediate danger, call 000 (triple zero).

For 24/7 crisis support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, SuicideLine Victoria on 1300 651 251 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Our mental health services
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Connect Me
Free counselling and support for 4-11-year-old children in Gippsland experiencing mental health challenges such as anxiety, distress and trouble sleeping.
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A confidential service that provides a safe and supportive space to talk about difficulties or challenges. It can help to improve wellbeing, relieve distress and strengthen relationships. For individuals, couples and families.
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early matters
Free programs to support parents and children in specific areas of Ballarat and Sunshine to manage family changes and developmental transitions that may negatively impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
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Family Advocacy and Support Services - Mental Health Support
Free mental health support for people with matters in the family law court.
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headspace Bairnsdale
Free and low-cost support for young people in Bairnsdale who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.
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headspace Sale
Free and low-cost support for young people in the Wellington Shire area who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.
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headspace Wonthaggi
Free and low-cost support for young people in Bass Coast and South Gippsland who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study.
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A free family mental health support service for children and young people in East Gippsland at risk of or affected by mental illness.
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I like, like you
Programs for primary and secondary schools that promote the connection between healthy relationships, and emotional health and wellbeing.
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Men Being Well
A free group program supporting men to discuss life challenges, learn from each other about mental health and wellbeing, and focus on healthy relationships.
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