Accessing personal & professional support

 

The coming months will be an incredibly challenging time for all of us.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff are at the forefront of our minds and it’s important you exercise care for yourself and others as we face this challenge together. Now more than ever we need to be kind, be considerate and be compassionate towards each patient and fellow staff member. Furthermore, there are a number of ways to seek help and support.

The Western Health Wellness and Support Hubs running 8.30am-4.30pm at Footscray and Sunshine and
8.00am-4.30pm at Williamstown offer onsite Employee Assistance and can be found at:

• Footscray: Mavis Mitchell Room
• Sunshine: Lecture Theatre, WCHRE 1st Floor
• Williamstown: Education Room, Level 1

Below are phone numbers and links to various services.

Crisis Services

Beyond Blue: providing free psychological suppport
Phone: 1300 22 4636
Website: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/

Lifeline: providing support and suicide prevention services
Phone: 13 11 14 (24/7)
Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights)
Chat online: https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat (7pm – midnight, 7 nights)

Suicide Call Back Service: providing  immediate 24/7 telephone counselling and support 
Phone: 1300 659 467
Website: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

 

Other Counselling & Support Services

Western Health Employee Assistance Program: confidential counselling
Phone: 1800 099 444
Email: work@caraniche.com.au

SANE Australia: online or phone support for complex mental health issues.
Phone: 1800 18 7263
Website: https://www.sane.org/

The Cairnmillar Institute: providing free psychological suppport
Phone: 1800 391 393
Website: https://www.cairnmillar.org.au

Kids Helpline: free 24/7 phone and online young people aged 5 to 25
Phone: 1800 55 1800
Website: https://kidshelpline.com.au/coronavirus

Headspace: online and phone support for young people
Phone: 1800 650 890
Website:  https://headspace.org.au/

MensLine Australia: phone and online counselling for men
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Website: https://mensline.org.au/

Mind Spot: free phone and online support and counselling for adults
Phone: 1800 61 44 34
Website: https://mindspot.org.au/about-mindspot

Sunshine Behavioural Health – addiction support in times of COVID
Website: https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/resources/telehealth-addiction-treatment-during-quarantine/

 

Other Resources

Black Dog Institute
Website: https: //www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/coronavirus-anxiety-resources

Mental Health First Aid Australia: online support and mental health resources.
Website: https://mhfa.com.au/covid-19

Head to Health: Department of Health COVID-19 support and information
Website: https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19

Life in Mind: COVID-19 mental health support – comprehensive list of available resources
Website: www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au

Reach Out: information and resources for young people on managing wellbeing
Website: https://au.reachout.com/collections/coping-during-coronavirus

#InThisTogether: online videos sharing practical tips to support mental health and wellbeing
Website: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhDYzytfsg4Q5GEtXQg4T0ZXwDF7swzY0