Looking after yourself

Being involved in any emergency can be very stressful. Doing what you can to maximise both your physical and mental health will help you prepare, manage, and recover more easily. If you feel like you are not doing as well as you would like, reach out to one of the support services available in our area.

Central Highlands Rural Health offers many health and wellbeing services across the Shire. Call 5321 6500 or visit Home - Central Highlands Rural Health (chrh.org.au) for more information.

Headspace offers great support programs for younger people including information specifically targeted to younger people impacted by an emergency. Drop in at 28 Camp St, Ballarat, call 5303 4777 or visit headspace Ballarat | Youth Mental Health Centre & Services

Research shows that Family Violence increases during and after emergency events. For assistance and support within Hepburn Shire contact Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 or visit safesteps@safesteps.org.au  This service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.


There is a wide range of community groups and activities throughout the Shire. Contact your local Neighbourhood House to see what is happening in your area.

Community Groups | Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre (dncentre.org.au)

Home | Clunesnh

Creswick Neighbourhood Centre (creswicknc.org)

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre (trenthamnc.org.au)