1. Mental Health

    Mental Health

    A mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person thinks, behaves and interacts with other people. It is diagnosed according to standardised criteria.

    One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. 

    mental health problem also affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves, but to a lesser extent than a mental illness.

    Mental illnesses are of different types and degrees of severity.  Some of the major types are:
       - anxiety
       - schizophrenia
       - bipolar mood disorder
       - personality disorders
       - eating disorders
       - depression


    These illnesses may also be referred to as a mental disorder, mental impairment or psychiatric disability.

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    Services/programs

      Mental Health

    • Cyrene Centre Family Drug and Alcohol Service

      We provide counselling support for families afflicted by substance addiction. Our counsellors see...

      Eligibility: Families afflicted by AOD issues, both users and non-users.

      Contact: 03 9574 6355 or 0403 214 465

      Referral by: Anyone can refer.

    • Engaging Families

      Engaging Families provides outreach and counselling support for families with children under the...

      Eligibility: Experiencing Family Violence with AOD concerns and/ or Mental Health concerns
      Living...

      Contact: 9705 3200

      Referral by: - Anyone: Agencies and Self referrals

    • headspace Dandenong

      headspace Dandenong provides young people and their families with access to youth friendly...

      Eligibility: Our services are available to young people aged 12-25 and their carers.

      Contact: 1800 367 968

      Referral by: - There are a number of ways young people can access...

    • headspace Narre Warren

      headspace Narre Warren provides young people and their families with access to youth friendly...

      Eligibility: Our services are available to young people aged 12-25 and their carers.

      Contact: 1800 367 968

      Referral by: - There are a number of ways young people can access...

    • Kids Helpline

      Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years....

      Eligibility: Kids Helpline is a support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

      Contact: 1800 55 1800

    • Lifeline

      13 11 14 is a confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline,...

      Eligibility: Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and...

      Contact: 13 11 14

    • Partners in Recovery

      PIR (Partners in Recovery) provides care coordination for people with severe and persistent...

      Eligibility: People who have a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bi-polar affective disorder that...

      Contact: 1800 862 363

      Referral by: - Anyone, including self referrals

    • Suicide Call Back Service

      The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online...

      Eligibility: People 15 years or over people 15 years and over who fit one of the following categories:
      ...

      Contact: 1300 659 467

    • SuicideLine

      SuicideLine is a 24/7 telephone counselling service offering professional support to people at...

      Eligibility: Anyone who is concerned about their own suicidal thoughts or behaviours, or if you concerned...

      Contact: 1300 651 251

    • Young Carers Program

      Provides support and information for young carers who look after someone who has a long term...

      Eligibility: Young people aged up to 18 years who live in the Southern region.

      Contact: 1800 052 222

      Referral by: Service providers, schools, families, self-referral

    • Youth Links Intensive Case Management

      Youth Links provides Intensive Case Management to individuals or families whose needs require a...

      Eligibility: Assessment eligibility: young people aged 16-24 years.

      Contact: 03 9547 0511

      Referral by: - Individuals, family members or friends, other...

    • Youth PARC Service Dandenong

      Mind Australia is a leading provider of community mental health services. Mind offers services to...

      Contact: 1300 286 463