Beyond Blue has a dedicated online mental health support hub for people struggling with the impacts of COVID-19, including an online forum and chat options.
Embrace: multicultural mental health
Embrace provides free translated mental health and COVID-19 resources in a range of languages for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
eHeadspace is a free online and phone support counselling service for young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. Open 7 days a week. Call 1800 650 890 or visit their website.
You can participate anonymously in an hour-long online group chat with clinicians and other people going through a hard time, or collect and manage resources to build your own personalised mental health toolkit.
Headspace operates Orygen centres for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, or work and study support. Centres are located in Werribee, Glenroy, Craigieburn, Sunshine, and Melton.
Lifeline: Mental Health and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Free tips for looking after your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 6215 9400.
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is a specialised unit for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). It is the only centre that provides full-time, free sexual health services to the people of Victoria.
Mental Health Resources For Diverse Communities
It's important to look after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and getting support from a trained professional can help to manage your mental health and put some strategies in place to help you cope.
Links to a range of mental health services and resources available to people in Victoria from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Overseas Student Health cover
If you are a student from overseas on a temporary student visa it is a condition of your visa to maintain adequate health insurance for the duration of your stay in Australia. This means you need to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover and keep your policy up to date whilst you are in Australia and holding a student visa.
Partners in wellbeing
Free support and advice to improve your wellbeing during COVID and beyond. The Partners in Wellbeing team is available 9am – 10pm weekdays and 9am – 5pm weekends.
Victorian Refugee Health Network
This free service develops responsive health service systems that meet the needs of people from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers.