Local counselling and mental health services

  • Camcare is a local community agency that provides counselling, support and connection to other services free of charge and without the need for a GP referral, for people who live, work or study in the City of Boroondara.
  • Access Health and Community provides a wide range of general health services by appointment.
  • The Salvation Army Camberwell provides financial counselling services.
  • The Eastern Health, Mental Health Program is a central access point for people with a severe mental illness, their carers and family.
  • headspace Hawthorn provides support, information and advice to young people aged between 12-25 years.

Drug and alcohol support

Support for CALD groups

  • Chinese Community Social Services Centre Inc provides referrals to support and settlement services for the Chinese-Victorian community.
  • Chinese Parents Special Support Network supports Chinese families of children with additional needs, such as autism, learning difficulties and intellectual disability.
  • CO.AS.IT provides a range of welfare and community services for Italian migrants and their descendants, including social support phone calls supporting people in isolation.

National helplines

Organisation Service Contact
Beyond Blue Immediate support with a trained mental health professional. 1300 22 636
Online support
Lifeline Crisis support and suicide prevention services for all Australians experiencing a personal crisis (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service Professional telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). 1300 659 467
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health A national platform for multicultural communities and Australian mental health services to access resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format. Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Kids Helpline A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. 1800 551 800
MensLine Australia A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. 1300 789 978
MindSpot Clinic An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression. 1800 614 434
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services in each state and territory. National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Parentline Victoria A telephone counselling and support service for all Victorian parents and carers of children from 0-18 years. Experienced social workers, psychologists and family therapists provide counselling and information around a wide range of parenting issues. 13 22 89
QLife A counselling and referral service for LGBTI people (available between 3pm and 12am). 1800 184 527
Web chat
Relationships Australia Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. 1300 364 277
SANE Australia Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers. 1800 187 263
St Vincent’s Psychiatric Triage Service Provides psychiatric advice and treatment (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). 1300 558 862