Mental health support - COVID-19

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Overview

If you're concerned about COVID-19, are distressed or worried about being in isolation or sick, please visit the Head to Health website for mental health support links and phone numbers to find support, or information if you're supporting someone else. 


Crisis support services

The services below offer 24 hour crisis support 7 days a week.

Lifeline
Personal crisis support line.

Call 13 11 14 or chat online

https://www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service
Support line for anyone thinking about suicide

Call 1300 659 467

https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

MensLine Australia
Help, support, referrals & counselling services for men via telephone, online and video

Call 1300 78 99 78

 

https://mensline.org.au/

 

Other mental health support services

If you’d like to find out more about mental health or just talk to someone, here are some organisations that can help:

SANE Australia
Support for people living with a mental illness

Call 1800 18 7263

https://www.sane.org/

beyondblue
Support for anyone feeling depressed or anxious

Call 1300 22 4636 or chat online

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

 

Mental Health Care Plans

What is a mental health care plan?

A mental health care plan is a support plan for someone who is going through mental health issues. If a doctor agrees that you need additional support, you and the doctor will make the plan together.

A mental health care plan identifies what type of health care you need, and spells out what you and your doctor have agreed you are aiming to achieve. It also may refer you to local mental health services.

How do I get a mental health care plan?

Book an appointment with a General Practitioner (GP) and request an appointment to talk about a mental health care plan. That way, the doctor will know in advance and be able to set enough time. Your doctor will assess whether you will benefit from a mental health treatment plan.