Networking & Support Groups

Women consumers and carers who experience mental illness want to know where local support groups and forums are being held.

Select from the services listed below for more information or download WMHNV Networking & Support Info for Women.

Advocacy – Consumers & Carers

Forensicare – support for family & friends of consumers in the justice system – 03 9495 9100
Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) – 1300 947 820
Mind Australia – supporting mental health recovery, family or friend – 1300 550 265
Tandem – peak body for Victorian mental health carers – 03 8803 5555
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council – statewide support – 03 9380 3900
Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria – systemic advocacy – 03 9663 6733

Face-to-face Support Groups

Black Dog Institute – 02 9382 2991
Mind Australia – support groups – 1300 286 463
Voices Vic – support for people who hear voices – 03 9692 9500

Forums

Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
SANE Australia – forums online – 03 9682 5933
Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) – 03 9231 3300

Carer Support Groups

Beyond Blue – online support forum for carers – 1300 224 636
Forensicare – support for family & friends of consumers in the justice system – 03 9495 9100
Mind Australia – supporting mental health recovery, family or friend – 1300 550 265
Tandem – peak body for Victorian mental health carers – 03 8803 5555

Mothers & Children Support

Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) – pre and postnatal mental health – 03 9376 6321
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (0-18 age) directory statewide – 03 9096 0000
Children of Parents with Mental IIlness (COPMI) – online information
Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness – 03 9385 5100
Headspace for youth – up to age 25 online help – 1800 650 890
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) – including helpline – 1300 726 306
Victoria Govt. Mental Health Services – including Mother & Baby Unit – online information
Victoria Legal Aid – 1300 792 387


Disclaimer: Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material contained on this website, the information is made available on the basis that The Network is not providing professional advice on a particular matter. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice nor is it an exhaustive list.

Nothing contained in this website is intended to be used as medical advice, nor should it be used as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice.

If you need urgent support please contact your doctor or call Lifeline – 13 11 14.

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