Resources & Useful Links

Community Health Centers

These centers provide a range of helpful physical and mental health services, at low or no cost, by experienced professionals, such as counselling for children, families and adults, physiotherapy, dieticians, podiatry, and diabetes specialists. 

Inspiro (Belgrave and Lilydale) 03 9738 8801

EACH (Upper Ferntree Gully) 1300 003 224

Monash Health (Pakenham, Cockatoo and Berwick) 1300 342 273

Youth mental health service:


(locations in Pakenham and Narre Warren)


Eating Disorders 

Eating Disorders Victoria

The Butterfly Foundation 1800 33 4673

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

beat: beating eating disorders


Borderline Personality Disorder

The BPD Foundation

Spectrum Statewide Service for Personality Disorder

Project Air

Public Mental Health Services

Important for mental health crisis, severe or complex disorders.  Referral via 24-hour Psychiatric Triage phone line.

Eastern Health 1300 721 927

Monash Health 1300 369 012

Gippsland Health 1300 363 322

Private Psychologists and other mental health practitioners

There are currently long wait times to see psychologists and health practitioners. You can check the below link to find alternative options:

Find a Psychologist

Domestic Violence1800 737 732

Bereavement from death of a child


 Relationship Services

(locations in Berwick, Cranbourne, and Cranbourne North)




Substance Use

SECADA (South East Drug and Alcohol Services) 1800 142 536

Alcohol & Drug Information Services (ADIS) 1800 888 236

Quitline 137 848

Counselling Online

Family Drug Support 1300 368 186

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Australian Government Alcohol Information

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous


Autism Spectrum Disorder


Autism Spectrum Australia


Gambling Services

Gambling Help Online 1800 858 858

Financial Counselling Australia

Gamblers Anonymous

Gam-Anon Family Groups

Mental Health Support

Lived experience and peer educators can be valuable supports.  It can be helpful and hopeful to hear from others that have had similar difficult experiences. 

SANE Australia is an organization that provides links to lived experienced stories and services

 Useful Websites

Bipolar Caregivers

Black Dog Institute 


Head to Health



National Institute of Mental Health


When you need someone to talk to now

If there is significant physical or mental health risk, please consider whether emergency or crisis services are needed:

Call an ambulance on 000 or attending the local Emergency Department

Local Psychiatric Triage 24-hour Phone Services:

Eastern Health 1300 721 927

Monash Health 1300 369 012

Gippsland Health 1300 363 322

24-Hour Helplines

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 

Suicide Line Victoria 1300 651 251 

Lifeline 13 11 14 or Chat 

Kids Helpline (5-25 years) 1800 55 1800 

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 or chat 

MensLine Australia 1300 789 978

Direct Line 1800 888 236 Immediate Counselling & Support

Poison Information Centre 13 11 26

National Alcohol and Other Drugs Hotline 1800 250 015

Counselling Online (AOD)

Ice Help Line 1800 423 238

Family Drug Support Helpline 1300 368 186 

Domestic Violence 1800 737 732

Helplines – Limited Hours

SANE Helpline (Psychosis) 1800 187 263 (Mon-Fri 10am-10pm AEST). Support for psychosis

Chatline Mon-Fri 10am-10pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline (Trauma) 1300 657 380 (Mon-Sun 9am-5pm AEST)

QLife (LGBTI) 1800 184 527 Webchat

Eating Disorders Helpline 1800 33 4673 (Mon-Fri 8am-9pm AEST Except Public Holidays)

PANDA (Pregnancy and first year parenthood) tel: 1300 726 306   (Mon-Fri 9am-7.30pm AEST)

Griefline 1300 845 745