Healthy mind

Mental health is as important as physical health. Eating well and staying active can help you feel well and more connected to your community.

Local support

Contact the Barwon Health Mental Health team across Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast. These teams provide community and in-patient services for people aged between 16 and 65 years, affected by serious complex mental illness.

BeyondBlue working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

The Butterfly Foundation is committed to creating better access to support for people with eating disorders and body image issues as well as those caring for them such as their families and friends.

Support for workplaces

Businesses that actively promote good mental health attract and retain top talent because they’re great places to work.

By supporting people with mental health conditions and encouraging openness, they create workplace cultures that are diverse and inclusive.

BeyondBlue's Heads Up can help in creating a mentally healthy workplace.

Support for children and adolescents

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace can help young people who are going through a tough time.

If you're 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace Geelong.

The Department of Education has a suite of mental health documents, programs and collateral to support mental health in schools and early learning centres including information on safe and inclusive environments, social and emotional learning and the importance of family. 

Be You is the national mental health in education initiative delivered by Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace.

Be You supports educators from early learning services and schools to develop a positive, inclusive and resilient learning community where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health. 

Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It is a unique web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives.

Healthy at Home - mental health and wellbeing

When spending more time at home, looking after your mental health and wellbeing is just as important as your physical health.

There are many reasons why you may be spending time at home – working or studying, experiencing illness or disability, caring for children or other family members, or being unemployed or retired. It’s especially important to check in with others who are spending more time at home and may need some extra support and care.

Our Healthy at Home mental health and wellbeing tools have a variety of tips and resources to help support your mental health and wellbeing in the home.

Multicultural mental health

There are a range of mental health services available locally and across Australia for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We have some information sheets on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing available in multiple languages.

If you need support for your mental health and wellbeing, please reach out to:

Page last updated: Monday, 7 August 2023