Mental Health

Mental health is a significant component of individual and community wellbeing. Feeling connected to others, being able to cope with the usual stresses of life, having the opportunity and capacity to contribute to community and being productive are all critical to good mental health.

Did you know?

  • social connection is crucial for mental health and wellbeing, providing support, companionship and a sense of belonging
  • eating a nutritional diet with a variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts and wholegrains decreases your risk of developing depression
  • maintaining a healthy weight and staying physical active lowers your likelihood of experiencing mental health issues
  • engaging with and preserving our natural environment can have significant mental health benefits, including alleviating feelings of climate anxiety, stress and hopelessness
  • quitting smoking not only improves physical health but is also linked to enhanced mental wellbeing, increased quality of life, and reduced feelings of depression, stress and anxiety.

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Take the Head to Health quiz to understand what you’re experiencing and what you can do about it. The quiz takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Answer a few questions and access information and services tailored to you.

Tips for maintaining your wellbeing

Stay active: incorporate regular physical activity into your routine to boost your mood and energy levels.

Prioritise rest: ensure you get sufficient sleep and rest to rejuvenate both your body and mind.

Nourish your body: eat a balanced diet rich in nutrients to support your overall wellbeing.

Cultivate connections: foster meaningful relationships with others, engage with your surroundings, honour your cultural heritage and nurture your spiritual beliefs.

Engage in community: participate in community activities and initiatives to feel a sense of belonging and purpose.

Seek support: Don't hesitate to reach out for assistance when you're feeling overwhelmed or in need of guidance. There are people and resources available to help you through difficult times.

Staying connected in Stonnington


 What About Website
Head to Health Head to Health helps all Australians access the mental health and wellbeing services that are right for them. It makes it easier to navigate and choose the most suitable care options, whether that’s face-to-face, via phone, or online.
headspace headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation, providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year-olds. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.


SEMPHN (South East Melbourne Primary Health Network) coordinate primary mental health care across southeastern Melbourne and commission services to support the mental health needs of our community, including people with mild, moderate and severe mental ill-health.



Beyond Blue: Mental Health support line PH: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours)

Lifeline: Mental Health support line PH: 13 11 24 (24 hours)

Family violence

Orange Door: visit the website to find your local service.

1800 Respect PH: 1800 737 732 website:

Financial support

Financial Counselling Australia PH: 1800 007 007 website:


For more mental health resources and support services, visit the Victorian Government website.