Free support in your community.

What are Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals?

Mental Health and Wellbeing Local is a service that helps Victorians get mental health and wellbeing support when they need it, where they need it.

Local Services will be the front door to your mental health and wellbeing support, providing free support and services for people who are experiencing mental health concerns, including people experiencing mental health and substance use concerns at the same time.

It is free, easy to access and located in your community.

We believe anyone needing help should be able to access straight-forward continued support. We’ll be with you throughout your journey.

Who are Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals for?

  • Anyone aged 26 years of age or older.
  • Anyone experiencing psychological distress, mental health challenges or alcohol and other drug concerns.
  • Anyone who needs additional support than what their usual doctor offers but who do not need hospital services.

What supports are on offer?

We offer one-on-one and group supports and advice through Wellbeing Navigators and Peer Workers who are here to listen and help you explore the services and supports right for you and your situation.

Support is available in person at our site or via telehealth.

What can I expect?

You can expect to be asked ‘how can we help’. We are here to listen. Everyone has their own story, and we want to hear yours.

We are a safe, inclusive, and welcoming service. You can expect your cultural and personal needs to always be respected.

You will be able to decide what you need on your recovery journey, including:

Person-centred wellbeing supports

  • Peer support
  • Health through nutrition and exercise
  • Social prescribing

Education, peer support and self-help

  • Educational group supports

Participant-led care planning and coordination with other service providers

Mental health supports

  • Counselling
  • Creative therapies
  • Alcohol and drug support

You will talk to a peer worker (this may be in person, online or over the phone.)

This worker will focus on listening and understanding your concerns so they can offer the right support.

You may wish for your family, carers and friends to be a part of your support and recovery, and we can help you bring them on your journey.

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