Mental Wellbeing

Mental wellness is a positive concept related to the emotional and social wellbeing of people and communities. Being mentally well is more than the absence of disease, rather a holistic view of overall wellbeing.
Mental wellness relates to:
  • Enjoying life
  • Setting and fulfilling goals
  • The ability to cope and be resilient to stress and sadness
  • The capability to create and maintain relationships.

If you need immediate help, the following helplines provide telephone crisis support and counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
1800 011 046
In support of veterans and their families exposed to military mental health

13 11 14
A crisis support and suicide prevention service for all Australians.

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
A free service for people who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide or are health professionals supporting people affected by suicide.

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
A counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

State crisis numbers
1300 651 251
Suicide Help Line

For more resources on mental health, please visit the sites below:

Everymind     headspace     beyond blue     balck dog institute