Mental Health Contacts and Services Guide

Click here to download the Mental Health Contacts and Services Guide 2020 – or get in touch if you would like a hard copy.

 

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 this year, the coronavirus pandemic has 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 Andrews Government is committed to improving mental health services and the Victorian Budget 2020/21 includes $868.6 million to ensure Victorians have the mental health support they need.

We have also initiated a Royal Commission into Mental Health and are committed to implementing every one of its recommendations.

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, Ballarat 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.