Loddon Mallee Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect supports family members, carers, kin and supporters of people with mental ill-health and/or substance use challenges.
Loddon Mallee Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect is delivered in partnership between Mind Australia and Mallee Family Care.
About the service
Loddon Mallee Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect provides a warm and welcoming space for family, carers, kin and supporters of all ages and backgrounds.
The service provides opportunities to connect with peers along with tailored information, resources, advocacy, support (individual and group-based), and access to brokerage funds through Tandem’s Carer Support Fund.
At Loddon Mallee Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect, all staff have a lived experience of supporting someone with mental health and wellbeing concerns and/or substance use challenges.
Our family and carer peer support workers listen to families, carers, kin and supporters, and offer a variety of supports based on their specific needs.
Supports for family members and carers may include emotional or practical support and help to connect with information, resources and services relevant to their situation.
Services are available through walk-in, phone, online and outreach services. Walk-in services will be available at Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect in Bendigo and Mildura later this year (2023).
Who is the service for?
Loddon Mallee Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect is for family members, carers, kin and supporters of all ages and backgrounds who are living in the Buloke, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mildura, Mount Alexander and Swan Hill local government areas.
How do I access the service?
To find out more about Loddon Mallee Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect, call 1800 979 730 or email [email protected] .
You do not need a referral to access support.
Why choose Mind and Mallee Family Care for family and carer supports?
Mind Australia supports people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to find help, hope and purpose in their lives.
We have been providing mental health and wellbeing support to people, and their families, friends and carers, for more than 45 years.
We understand that every individual’s journey to a life of meaning and purpose is unique, which is why our services are flexible and offer genuine choice and control.
Some of our family members, carers, kin and support staff have their own experience caring for someone with mental ill-health.
We are a leading employer of people with lived experience, recognising their unique ability to connect with participants.
Mallee Family Care
Mallee Family Care is a leading human service provider, supporting the communities of north-west Victoria and far-west New South Wales. The organisation aims to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children, young people, adults, and families facing various forms of disadvantage.
Established in 1979, Mallee Family Care now delivers an extensive range of over 70 programs and services. These services include, children's and family counselling, mental health support, financial counselling, legal advice, early years support, foster care, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and more.
Mallee Family Care acknowledges the importance of providing services through qualified professionals and individuals who have a lived experience, enabling them to understand the unique pressures and circumstances specific to those in need of support.