Mental Health Contacts and Services Guide

Thank you for taking the time to pick up this mental health contacts and services guide. Like every community, there are many people in Ballarat who need support for their mental health. There are a broad range of local services so that everyone can get the mental health support and care they need.

Your mental health is central to your wellbeing – and the last few years have been challenging, and have taken a toll on all of us. That’s why it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re looking after yourself.

If you’re struggling, if you want to talk to someone, or if you need help to support those close to you, I encourage you to get in touch with the services and support groups that are working across our community.

The Labor Government is continuing to reform Victoria’s mental health system, investing more than $6 billion since the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. We are committed to implementing every one of the recommendations – and work is underway on 90 per cent.

I would like to thank our hardworking and dedicated mental healthcare workforce. Their work is often challenging, but it is making a difference and transforming lives.

Thank you also to Ballarat Community Health, Grampians Health Services and all the other organisations listed here for their help in putting together this brochure.

Mental health doesn’t discriminate; it affects people across our community from all walks of life. There’s no shame in reaching out to a friend, family member, neighbour or a mental health professional.

There is a network of individuals and health professionals who are here to help – you’re not alone.

Click to view the full Mental Health Contacts & Services Guide – or get in touch for a hard copy.