Mental Health

Regional Services

-Child and Youth Mental Health Services – Alfred Health

-headspace – headspace Bentleigh is a free or low cost service where young people aged 12-25 can access qualified mental health professionals, GPs, drug and alcohol counsellors, and vocational service providers

-Parkdale Central Community Health Services

 

Victorian Mental Health Services

 

Support Resources available at No Cost

-Someone Health – Making Mental Health Accessible

Medicare bulk-billed and convenient online psychology sessions available when you want, Australia wide.  You can connect with  psychologists 7 days a week, including after hours. They are Medicare bulk billed, giving clients 20 free appointments every year with no out-of-pocket costs. For further information and bookings visit the website.

-Mental Health & Wellbeing Hubs – Cheltenham, Frankston and St Kilda

The pandemic has affected everyone in different ways. Even as Victoria reopens, it’s important to take care of your mental health and know that help is available near you.  If you’re having a difficult time or are feeling overwhelmed, you can get support through your local Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub.  Walk ins are available or phone 1300 375 330.

 

Resources

– Working Together to Support the Mental Health of People Who Have Experienced Family Violence

This Mental Health Professionals Network resource explores how mental health practitioners can work together better to support the mental health needs of those who have experienced family violence.

— Northern Area Mental Health Service Partnership Project Final Report

This report documents the history and outcomes of the NAMHS Parternship Project. The project aimed to explore ways that mental health, family violence and sexual assault services could work together to more effectively respond to women’s needs.

— Identifying and Responding to Family Violence: a guide for mental health clinicians in Victoria

This Victorian Community Council Against Violence guide aims to assist mental health clinicians in identifying and responding to family violence.

— Domestic Violence and Mental Health

This Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse fact sheet explores the mental health consequences for victims of family violence.

— The Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit flyer

This flyer contains information about how to access the Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT). Trauma-Informed Care and Practice is an approach whereby all aspects of service delivery are organised around the recognition and acknowledgement of trauma and its prevalence, alongside awareness and sensitivity to its dynamics.

 

Information for mental health practitioners

For information and resources for working with clients who’ve experienced family violence, visit the 1800RESPECT website.