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Mental Health Week

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Mental Health Week aims to encourage the behavior of seeking help, to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and to foster connectivity throughout communities.

Here is a list of relevant links and phone numbers to connect you with the right information and support, whether it be for yourself, a friend or a family member. 

Local Information:

To get help, your local doctor can be a useful first step. Your Doctor will be able to provide some guidance and advice and may complete a mental health plan to enable you to see a specialist like a psychologist at a reduced rate.

Yarra Ranges Youth Counselling - call 92946716 for information or to make an appointment to see a youth counsellor.

No Wrong Door is a Youth Service Directory including information and contact details for services across Yarra Ranges, Knox and Maroondah.

General Information:

Youth Beyond Blue has useful information. It also includes resources, fact sheets and professionals who can help. 

Headspace and eheadspace offer online and telephone counselling for young people aged 12-25 years. You can also call 1800 650 890 to speak with someone.

Kids Helpline provide online support for children 5-12 years, young people and families. Call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Beyond Blue offers a range of resources for dealing with anxiety and depression, from a screening questionnaire to facts sheets and professionals you can talk with. 

Telephone counselling services are available 24/7 for people who are affected by suicide, this is available through the Suicide Call Back Service.

Lifeline is a national service providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

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