New Mental Health & Wellbeing Hubs are now operating across Victoria, making it easier for Victorians to access free and immediate support for mental illness.
The hubs provide Victorians with easier access to mental health support as they continue to navigate through the impacts of the pandemic.
The hubs provide a mix of free face-to-face support, telehealth, mobile outreach and online delivery services.
What do the hubs do?
The Mental Health & Wellbeing Hubs are available to Victorians of all ages who have any mental health or wellbeing concerns.
A wide range of holistic supports for psychological distress or mental health concerns and life stressors are available, including:
- lowered mood
- substance use or addiction (for yourself or those you care about)
- financial difficulties
- loneliness or social isolation.
Support workers will assess a person’s needs, help develop strategies to cope, and provide direct links and pathways to other health and social support services.
All services are free.
Support is also available for families, friends and carers of people who are experiencing mental health issues.
Where are the hubs?
Mind is proud to be managing hubs in Abbotsford, Bendigo, Wangaratta and Mansfield, with work in Craigieburn, Traralgon, Wodonga and Wonthaggi underway. Walk-in services are available at these hubs.
In-person support services are also being delivered across regional areas (Gippsland, Loddon and Campaspe Shires, and North East Victoria), and most of metro Melbourne. Information on other hub locations can be found here.
How do I access the hub services?
To access Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub services call 1300 375 330. In an emergency where there is immediate risk of harm to a person, call Triple Zero (000). For 24-hour crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.