You may feel extra stress, anxiety and concern during the COVID-19 outbreak. These are confusing and uncertain times and it is ok to seek professional support if you are having difficulties. There are free of cost mental health, counseling and support services in our local area available to support you and those around you during this time and ongoing.
Local Support Services
- Generalist counseling
- Family Violence Support & Men’s Behavior Change
- Gambler’s Help
- Children, adolescent, family & parenting services
- Alcohol & other drug services
- General Practitioners
Contact: 03 5723 2000 (Wangaratta) 02 6022 8888 (Wodonga) www.gatewayhealth.org.au
Headspace Albury Wodonga
A safe and confidential service for young people aged 12- 25 and their families
Albury Wodonga Health
Mental Health services for:
- Children & adolescents
- Older persons
- Inpatient mental health
Contact: 1300 811 104 (Wodonga Region) 1300 783 347 (Wangaratta Region) www.awh.org.au
Centre Against Violence (CAV)
Family violence crisis care services for women & children
Sexual assault crisis care, ongoing support and advocacy for men, women & children
Contact: 03 5722 2203 www.centreagainstviolence.org.au
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 National sexual assault, domestic, family violence counselling
KIDS HELPLINE 1800 551 800
MensLine 1300 789 978
Headspace 1800 650 890 Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families
Support for Victorian nurses, midwives and students
The Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) is available to Victorian nurses, midwives and students to access free support and assistance.
The NMHPV is an independent and confidential support service for individual nurses, midwives and students experiencing health issues related to their mental health, substance use, family violence concerns and any other issue they need support for.
In addition, NMHPV supports health service leadership, managers and people & culture personnel requiring information, advice and support for matters related to nurses and midwives experiencing any health or wellbeing concern.
The NMHPV can be reached by calling 03 9415 7551 or visiting the website www.nmhp.org.au. Staff are available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
In addition, Victorian nurses, midwives and students along with health service leadership, managers and people & culture personnel can access Nurse & Midwife Support (NMS) by calling 1800 667 877 or visiting the website www.nmsupport.org.au. NMS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is anonymous confidential and free.
Please note, neither program is a crisis service. Colleagues with serious and imminent concerns should contact their local service or call 000.