Announcements

UMMSS Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources


Category Name and description Contact number
Crisis/immediate support hotlines Victorian Doctors Health Program
A confidential 24 hour service available to all doctors and medical students with health concerns including stress and anxiety, substance abuse disorders, mental health disorders and any other health problems. Callers do not need to identify themselves.
03 9280 8712 www.vdhp.org.au/website/home.html
Lifeline
24 hour crisis support hotline, and suicide prevention services including self-help tools
13 11 14 for crisis support line (24/7) or https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/online-services/crisis-chat for online crisis support chat (7pm - midnight Syd time 7 days)
SANE Australia Helpline
Mental health service offering online information, online counseling and phone counseling.
https://www.sane.org/ 1800 18 7263
AMA Victoria Peer Support Service
A free, confidential telephone support service for all Victorian doctors who may be facing workplace bullying, discrimination or harassment.
1300 AMA DOC (1300 262 362) (8.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) https://amavic.com.au/assistance-for-doctors/Support-Programs/first-response
MensLine Australia
A confidential 24-hour telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with concerns on mental health, substance abuse, healthy relationships and family violence.
1300 78 99 78
Mental Health and Wellbeing (ongoing support) Health and Wellbeing Practitioners
Medical student-specific counselling service - offered by Medical School but still confidential
Book an appointment at your clinical school online via Cliniko: https://the-university-of-melbourne.cliniko.com/bookings#location
Metropolitan: Danielle Clayman
Ph: 0466 474 547
E: danielle.clayman@unimelb.edu.au
Rural: Hannah Sloan
Ph: 0428 933 952
E: hannah.sloan@unimelb.edu.au
Counselling and Psychological Services
Short and medium-term psychological support for University of Melbourne students
8344 6927
https://services.unimelb.edu.au/counsel/home
Level 5, 757 Swanston Street, Parkville (Monday and Friday 9am–5pm; 9am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Beyond Blue
Information and support to help all Australians achieve their best possible mental health
1300 22 4636
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ for online chat (3pm - 12am AEST 7 days)
Lifeline Service Seeker
Searchable directory of health and community support services
https://lifeline.serviceseeker.com.au/
Doctor Support Service
ongoing confidential practical support from a trained support person (who is a medical practitioner), including for investigative, legal and disciplinary procedures or workplace disputes
https://amavic.com.au/assistance-for-doctors/Support-Programs/doctor-support-service
Illness/Situation-specific services Anxiety/Depression
ADAVIC (Anxiety Disorders Associate of Victoria)
Not-for-profit, self-funded organisation that provides support, information and resources to individuals who are affected by anxiety, depression, and related issues.
www.adavic.org.au/
(03) 9853 8089
Substance Abuse

Alcoholics anonymous

Narcotics anonymous

Drug and alcohol counseling
www.aa.org.au/

www.na.org.au/

www.counsellingonline.org.au/
Domestic Violence
1800 RESPECT
Provides localized domestic abuse counseling, resources and referrals
https://www.1800respect.org.au/
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Victoria
Provides both clinical and non-clinical support and an information service on all aspects of eating disorders

Butterfly Foundation
Raises awareness and provides information and support to those affected by eating disorders. Their helpline is staffed by trained counsellors, experienced in assisting with eating disorders and body image concerns
www.eatingdisorders.org.au
1300 550 236


Thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
1800 33 4673
Wellbeing apps Smiling Mind
A mindfulness and meditation program developed by psychologists and educators
https://www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app
Headspace
App which teaches mindfulness and meditation in just a few minutes each day
https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app
f.lux
Computer software that adjusts the colour of your computer’s display to adapt to the time of day. By filtering out the blue light from your computer screen, at night, this software can improve how you sleep at night
justgetflux.com/