Mental Health Support Services

As an HSR, you may encounter workers that are struggling with their mental health. What's important is that you're able to direct them to get the help that they need. The OHS team at Victorian Trades Hall Council have compiled an extensive list of services that you can refer workers to: 

Name Description Website Contact
Beyond Blue Support Service A free and confidential 24/7 counselling service that you can call if you are in distress. 1300 22 4636
Lifeline Australia Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance over the telephone, face to face and online. 13 11 14
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project)  provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Information on the website is available in multiple languages.  
FriendLine FriendLine connects people that are feeling lonely to volunteers available to have a chat and a conversation. 1800 424 287 (10am – 8pm)
Headspace The National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to youth aged 12 - 25. 1800 650 890
SANE SANE Australia provides support to anyone in Australia affected by complex mental health issues, as well as their friends, family members and health professionals. 1800 18 7263 (10am - 10pm)
Suicide Call Back Service Provides 24/7 support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal. 1300 659 467
Head to Health Provides free advice, assessment and referral into local mental health services. 1800 595 212
The Australian Psychological Society Connect me with a Psychologist Service A database where you can find a psychologist that's right for you. 1800 333 497