Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals support Victorians aged 26 years and over to get mental health and wellbeing treatment, care and support closer to home. All support is free, voluntary and easy to access, and you do not need a referral from your doctor to access help.
Mind is currently providing support via telehealth and telephone services while permanent locations are being finalised.
About Mental Health and Wellbeing Local services:
These services adopt a ‘how can we help’ and ‘no wrong door’ approach, to enable more people to access the support they need, including those who have previously been unable to find the right care and/or experienced barriers to accessing services.
People with co-occurring mental health and drug and alcohol challenges previously would often receive treatment from separate service providers addressing one issue, rather than receiving integrated care from a single provider.
Alongside Mind’s person-centred support services, people will be able to access support from key regional health organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations and a variety of other targeted support organisations including LGBTIQA+ support across all regions from Thorne Harbour Health.
Bringing together each partner organisation’s expertise means the Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals can provide specialised, informed and understanding support for the broadest range of people and local community needs.
At Mental Health and Wellbeing Local services, Mind provides psychosocial support to help people manage daily activities, rebuild and maintain connections, engage with education and employment, and participate fully in the community. These are supports which help people take positive steps in their recovery journey.
Mind is the lead provider of the Greater Dandenong Mental Health and Wellbeing Local, which will be delivered in partnership with Foundation House, Monash Health and Thorne Harbour Health.
Who are Mental Health and Wellbeing Local services for?
People aged 26 years and over who are experiencing mental illness or psychological distress, including those with co-occurring substance use issues.
The Greater Dandenong Mental Health and Wellbeing Local is funded by the Victorian government.
How do I register for Mental Health and Wellbeing Local services?
All support is free, voluntary and easy to access – you do not need a referral from your doctor to access help.
The Greater Dandenong Mental Health and Wellbeing Local is currently providing support via telehealth and telephone services, with centre-based services in Dandenong to follow.
For free support in your local area call (03) 8908 1800 or visit www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/mhwlocal
Why choose Mind for psychosocial support services?
Mind Australia provides individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns in Australia every year.
Mind partners with health, community, and government organisations to provide holistic support and a safe environment for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to live in the community.
Mind is one of the largest providers of community-managed psychosocial services in Australia with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre-based and online services.
We are a leading employer of people with lived experience of mental ill-health, recognising their unique ability to connect with and motivate clients and guide recovery.
Greater Dandenong, 3175, VIC
(03) 8908 1800
Funding types available