[ Shining the light on Men’s well-being in VIC ]
State Links and Contacts – Victoria. Medical services, Essential services, Links for men & families well-being.
[ Home page ]
National Advice Hotline – 1800020080
Victoria Hospitals: City & Rural website list
Coronavirus hotline – 1800675398
Healthdirect (24/7 help line): 1800022222
Mental Health Support – 1800614434
- Infosearch [ Column – A-Z topics & Doctors Directory ]
Legal-Aid – State website
Phone ( 8am-6pm weekdays ): 1300792387
Victoria – Crisis & Emergency contact information
Parentline – Website links and a phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old. We offer confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues.
Emergency relief and health services:
Salvation Army, 69 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Ph: 0396533299
Cohealth, 53 Victoria Street, Melbourne, Ph: 0394485536
Living Room, 7-9 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Ph: 0399452100 or free call 1800440188.
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service – VAHS Website
Men’s Health Unit Support For Aboriginal Men And Their Families…
Our Case managers are advocates who help clients understand their current life and health status, what they can do about it and why getting support and treatment is important. In this way, our case managers are there to help motivate by guiding clients and providing cohesion with other professionals to enable our clients to achieve their goals more effectively and timely.
The wellbeing staff can help with support for clients in maintaining quality of life and independent living as a priority. Wellbeing is defined as a state in which every man realises his own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, and is able to make a contribution to his family and community.
See website for locations.
Phone: 0384590995 – Or 0394033300
Mooroolbark meeting: Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month…
A place to chat… or listen, encourage or be encouraged, contribute as a peer or simply participate as a supporter of men & families…
The Tennis rooms / Men’s shed, Mooroolbark, Cnr of Croydondale Drive and Ellen Rd, Mooroolbark.
Park in the fenced area in the top car park. Walk through the gate to the tennis club which is behind the tennis courts. Please bring a gold coin donation to help cover utility costs we may use – refreshments available.
Look forward to seeing you all.
Melbourne’s population is just under 4.5 million, 49% (!?) are blokes, Men & Boys, mostly trying to make a “better” world for themselves AND others. Here is a group of roughly a dozen men who meet up on a voluntary level to glean from a passionate professional… including a passionate “sister” of a brother who died from suicide.
See here: Facebook/Build-A-Brotherhood.
Peta Kerryn statement:
I lost my brother to suicide which made me realize the lack of support for men’s mental health. We are trying to build a brotherhood to help put an end to men suffering in silence. Men who do not know one another coming together to build a brotherhood. Hosted by myself and a trained family therapist/drug and alcohol counsellor wanting to put a stop to men suffering in silence…
Surrey Hills Men’s discussion group:
Surrey Hills Neighbourhood house. 157 Union Rd, Surrey Hills, Vic, 3127
[ smoko provided – just $4.50, Fridays 9:30 – 11:30, fortnightly]
Meets up to share views on events and other topics over morning tea to listen and contribute with other men and share their knowledge and experiences as a safe space environment. The initiative aims to enhance the health, well-being and lifestyle of older men as part of the OM:NI network, an award winning program supported by COTA with over 20 groups meeting throughout Melbourne.
Further details contact: 0398902467 [ Neighbourhood house]
Surf Together Vic – Men’s Shred… [ image link above ]
Our Purpose is to engage, inform, and support men… we exist to engage all men, including those suffering from mental health illnesses. To inform everyone on mental health issues facing Australian men and encourage men through social friendships and provide access to mental health services if required.
We strongly believe the activity of surfing and a connection to the ocean can have positive mental health outcomes, we want to shred waves with mates making sure we’re all supported.