Provides 24/7 crisis support via the 13 11 14 crisis support line and other suicide prevention services.
More information on the Lifeline Website
StandBy Murray supports anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide, including individuals, families, friends, colleagues, schools, community groups, first responders and service providers. StandBy provides crisis support, information, referrals and locally tailored workshops. StandBy works within the Murray Primary Health Network region, which includes North East, North West, and Central Victoria, and the Goulburn Valley. StandBy is delivered in the region by Lifeline Central Victoria in a consortium with Lifeline Albury Wodonga.
Phone: 0439 173 310 (contactable 24/7)
Bendigo Loddon PCP is a group of health, community and human services organisations based in the City of Greater Bendigo and Loddon Shire that have joined forces to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.
This is achieved by working together to develop a high-quality, coordinated and easy to access primary health care service system that is responsive to the region’s needs.
The partnership’s key focus areas are service coordination, health promotion and prevention, early intervention, integrated primary care and supporting the voice of clients and the community in their health care.
The partnership works on a number of health priorities, including healthy lifestyles, mental health, family violence, health literacy and chronic disease management.
BLPCP was established in 2000 and is one of 28 Primary Care Partnerships (PCP), which are an initiative of the Victorian Government and funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information visit BLPCP.
Murray PHN (Primary Health Network) commenced on 1 July 2015 as a part of the national network of 31 PHNs across Australia, which replaced the Medicare Local program. Murray PHN works closely with the health system to identify areas to improve, either through the better coordination and support of health services or by commissioning new services to address needs. The catchment of Murray PHN is significant in both size and diversity. Spanning northern Victoria, and including Albury, NSW, the Murray PHN covers an area of almost 100,000 square km and it will impact health services that are accessed by more than 563,000 people. The Australia Government has identified national objectives and key priority areas for Primary Health Networks. These frame the focus of our organisation and we will be guided by both community and clinical input to improve health outcomes in these areas. They include Mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Population health, Health workforce, eHealth, and Aged Care. National priority areas are Avoidable hospital presentations, Cancer prevention, Immunisation and Mental health.
For more information, see their website.
Northern District Community Health is a stand-alone community health service in the Gannawarra Shire and northern end of the Loddon Shire. With sites in Boort, Cohuna, Kerang, Pyramid Hill, and Quambatook, and shared spaces in a number of communities across the region including into the Buloke Shire, NDCH has a medical clinic in Kerang and provides a range of primary health and health promotion services right across our service area including allied health, nursing, counselling, alcohol and drug withdrawal, and other community support services. NDCH is a registered NDIS service provider.
Phone: (03) 5451 0200
Medical Clinic: (03) 5452 1366
Boort District Health offers a 24 hour Urgent Care Centre for anyone requiring medical attention or assistance.
Qualified Registered Nursing staff assess patient needs, liaise with the on call Doctor and facilitate referrals to appropriate professionals as required.
Boort District Health does not offer any on site counselling, mental health or social work services.
Phone: (03) 5451 5200
Fax: (03) 5455 2502
Headspace is a National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
At headspace Bendigo we have mental health clinicians who work off a 10 session model of care and provide counselling for young people aged 12-25 with mild to moderate mental health concerns. We also have Doctors, alcohol and other drug workers, and vocational specialists to assist with job seeking.
At Headspace Bendigo, all services are free, including our GP services. No formal referral is required.
We are located at 78-80 Pall Mall Bendigo, Victoria, 3550.
If you are interested in our services and want further information contact us on:
Phone: (03) 5434 5345.
Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services (BHPS) provides 24 hour access to mental health services across the region and it Regional Psychiatric Triage Service (RTS) in the single point of entry for contact. RTS can be contacted on 1300363788. While referrals can be made through various sources: including General Practitioners, health, welfare and emergency agencies and concerned family and community members, every referral is screened and appropriate follow up coordinated through BHPS Regional Triage service. Based on the information provided, triage clinicians who are qualified mental health practitioners determine if a psychiatric assessment is required and how urgently this needs to happen.
Throughout this region BHPS offers mental health services and support across all age groups:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health services – community based service for ages between 0 – 17 years.
Youth Mental Health Services – Residential and community based services for ages between 18 – 25 years.
Adult Mental Health Service’s – inpatient, residential and community based services for ages between 25 – 64 years.
Older Persons Mental Health Service – Inpatient and community based services for ages 65 years and older.
The majority of our multidisciplinary clinical services, including all residential and inpatient facilities are located in Bendigo. However BHPS also has clinical teams located in Swan Hill, Echuca, Kyneton, Castlemaine and Maryborough.
HALT aims to remind tradies they are valued by their community, and direct them to support services, both local and national, should they need them. HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies) works in conjunction with communities to host ‘SAVE YOUR BACON’ brekkies.
HALT builds the bridge between both local and national support services for people at risk of suicide in the local community.
That is, to facilitate the spreading of information and raise awareness of groups such as Lifeline and Beyond Blue, open up conversations and break through the stigma attached to mental health.
We have identified a need for greater support for people at risk, especially men in ‘tradie’ occupations, although we recognize the need for such support is broad. HALT's vision is that every tradie in Australia knows how to look after their mental health and wellbeing
We know that social connection is always good for our mental health but it is the HALT bags that carry the important message to take home. Each bag contains information on mental health, well-being and suicide prevention. There is information on how to manage stress, depression and anxiety and importantly, where to go when you or a mate needs help. Material comes from local health services, as well as bigger national organizations such as Beyond Blue and Lifeline. HALT are not counsellors, but rather, a connection between our tradies and the services that can help. Our role is to help facilitate the spread of information already available.
Origin of HALT
In 2013 on a not-so-sunny day, a sad and tragic event affected the lives of two Castlemaine locals. A family lost a loved one, the community lost a valued member and we lost a friend. The ripple effect was huge.
A house painter and a visual artist asked themselves, “What can we do to support our mates, our families and our partners in the trade industry who just aren’t coping?” From that conversation began a community movement to support our men and women in the trades. An event to remind tradies they are valued by the community, and helping them to link into support services, for themselves and for their mates.
HALT was born with the support of a concerned community, and went on to host the first ‘SAVE YOUR BACON’ Brekky in Castlemaine, November 2013, for those in the building industry. It all started early one morning in a timber yard of a local hardware store. Rotarians busy behind the BBQ cooking a breakfast of bacon and eggs, hot coffee brewing – all thanks to the generosity of local companies and individuals.
The ‘SAVE YOUR BACON’ brekkies have travelled across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. At last count, HALT had held over 200 ‘Save your Bacon’ events in hardware stores, TAFEs, sporting clubs, secondary colleges, Men’s Sheds, the farming and mining communities, corporations and private businesses.
SalvoCare Northern provides a range of Alcohol and Other Drugs services in the Loddon Mallee Region. We are here to support any and all people who may be experiencing any form of miss-use and or dependence to alcohol or any other drugs. If you, a loved one, or friend require some support or information, please contact us on (03) 5440 8410. Even if you don't know what it is you need, feel free to call us for a chat.
Dingee Bush Nursing Centre (DBNC) provides a range of health services to Dingee and surrounding communities.
Operating since 1923, DBNC strives to be responsive to the health care needs of the community.
Our Mission is to be responsive to the rural health needs and to promote continuous improvement in the health and well-being of the people in our community. DBNC is run by qualified Registered Nurses and provides all nursing services, community health programs/screens, women’s health, health assessments and referrals, Domiciliary Midwifery, and Immunisations to name a few.
Phone: (03) 5436 8309
Fax: (03) 5438 8388
Social Work, Mental Health and Counselling services work in a variety of ways to assist the individual, family and community identify strengths and resources, utilizing these to attain a positive outcome. These services can assist with the following:
· Relationship and family issues
· Grief and Bereavement
· Children and Parenting
· Centrelink advocacy/information
· Family Violence
· Stress Management
· Coping with Change
· Mental health assessment
· Psychiatric review*
*organised through external provider
For further information contact IDHS 5431 7000.