Here are some suggested resources to help you.
Victorian and Australian Government resources
- Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS)
- Australian Government Coronavirus website
- Information is also available in languages other than English.
Mental health and emotional support resources
Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations, and is provided by the Australian Department of Health.
- Beyond Blue
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service: 1800 512 348, available 24/7
Beyond Blue have a 24/7 telephone support service to help you with your health and wellbeing. They also provide a web chat support service and a community forum.
Phone 131114, available 24/7
If you are experiencing emotional distress Lifeline has a telephone crisis support service. They also provide a web chat and text service. If your life is in danger, please call 000.
- Suicide Call Back Service:
Phone 1300 659 467, available 24/7
If you are struggling to cope, you can reach out to a counsellor by phone on 1300 659 467, or by online chat or video chat through the website at any time or day.
- MensLine Australia
1300 78 99 78, available 24/7
Telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.
COVID health resources
- DHHS 24-hour coronavirus hotline coronavirus hotline: 1800 675 398.
The Department of Health and Human Services has a 24/7 telephone service to help you with your COVID-19 related questions. You can also find out about symptoms and where to get tested through the DHHS.
- Nurse on Call: 1300 60 60 24, available 24/7
This is a free telephone health service to connect Victorians with a registered nurse for free health advice.
1800 737 732, available 24/7
This is a national telephone and online counselling service. If you are impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, this service provides information and confidential counselling to assist you.
- Safe Steps
1800 015 188, available 24/7
Safe Steps provides telephone counselling and support for family violence.
- inTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence
1800 755 988.
This service specialises in working with women from migrant and refugee backgrounds, their families and their communities. If you are experiencing family violence and require support, call 1800 755 988.
If you are experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for financial assistance.
If you need financial support while you are in self-isolation or quarantine, find out what support payments you may be eligible for.