Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which we realise our potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully and can make a contribution to our community.
The South Coast Prevention Team work with partners across the sub-region to create mentally healthy environments. This includes working with early childhood services, schools and workplaces to implement the Mental Health & Wellbeing Benchmark of the Achievement Program.

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else there are support services that operate 24 hours/7 days a week
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue Support Service 1300 22 4636
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

LifeLine Gippsland's Mental Health Support Directory provides trusted resources to help you navigate mental health challenges and get the support you need.

Mental Health Month 2020

Mental Health Month runs each year during October and given our current circumstances it is as important as ever to celebrate and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. The campaign puts a focus on positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and in community. It also gives the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in everyday lives, encourages help seeking behaviours, provides simple tips and ideas to support good mental health and wellbeing and will work to reduce any stigma associated with mental health.

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South Coast PCP staff Top Tips for Good Mental Health