Face-to-face social work support is available through Central Highlands Rural Health. Please call 5345 9100 for more information.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and finding it difficult to cope, reach out for help from friends and family or contact the services listed below.
If at any time you are worried about your mental health or the mental health of a loved one, call Lifeline 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 offers free (even from a mobile) 24/7 support by qualified counsellors for young people aged 5 to 25 – also available via webchat and email.
- Beyond Blue 1800 512 348 has trained counsellors available to talk to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Beyond Blue’s phone support line and online chat service.
- Parentline 13 22 89 is a phone service for parents and carers of 0 to 18 year-old children offering confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues
- Your regular GP or health centre
- Family and friends
- Better Health Channel
- If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.
The way you react to an emergency, including your mental and emotional response, and the time it takes to recover, depends on many things. This includes the amount of support available, other stressors being experienced, or previous traumatic experiences. Recovery will be complex and unique to your own circumstance.