Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals

Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals are a service that helps Victorians get mental health and wellbeing support when they need it, where they need it.


Headspace supports young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug services, as well as work and study support. With a focus on early intervention, we work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

SANE FREE Tailored Digital and Telehealth Complex Mental Health Support  

SANE has introduced a new guided service that provides FREE tailored digital and telehealth support for people over 18 years of age with complex mental health issues and their families and carers. The service also supports people with intellectual disability, autism or acquired brain injury who are experiencing co-occurring mental health issues. 
Referrals for SANE’s guided service are open in your area. You can refer yourself or be referred by a health professional, close family member, carer, or referral organisation by using the online form at  


SANE’s inclusive services have been informed by intellectual disability advisory bodies and people living with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring mental health issues. You can feel comfortable reaching out to SANE.

Centre for Disability Health SA

SA Intellectual Disability
Health Service sees adults with an
intellectual or developmental disability.
They must have complex needs. Complex means having a lot of different support needs.

Victorian Dual Disability Service

The Victorian Dual Disability Service provides advice to professional staff working within the mental health and Disability sector and to consumers and carers. The service is multidisciplinary and provides consultation to staff working in Victoria about their consumers aged 16 plus who have intellectual disability and/or autism and a mental health problem.
Referral must be by your GP/treating doctor.

Head to Health

Head to Health is a website of apps, online programs, online forums as well as a range of digital information resources. If you live in NSW, Victoria or Tamania you call and talk to a mental health professional.

Brother to Brother

The Brother to Brother crisis line provides phone support for Aboriginal men who need someone to talk to about relationship issues, family violence, parenting, drug and alcohol issues or who are struggling to cope for other reasons.

The line is staffed by Aboriginal men, including Elders, who have a lived experience in the issues that the line offers support for.


QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Our services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

Beyond the telephone, QLife offers webchat for people who prefer online interactions or for whom the phone is impractical.


The Indigenous Suicide Postvention Services supports individuals, families, and communities affected by suicide or other significant trauma. A Postvention Advocate can be contacted 24/7/. The telephone service is usually answered by one of our Indigenous Suicide Postvention Advocates. If for some reason the call is diverted to message bank, callers are asked to leave a message with their best contact number and the Indigenous Suicide Postvention Advocate will call them back as soon as possible.