Geelong 1300 094 187
Burwood 1300 721 927
Warrnambool 1800 808 284

How to access free psychological services
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Deakin Counselling service
The Deakin Counselling Service offers free confidential psychological support to all Deakin students.  Counsellors are all highly skilled psychologists and social workers.  They will work with you to understand and manage issues that are impacting on your ability to reach your potential.  
URL to main Deakin counselling page:
URL with contact details to make an appointment:
URL for the A-Z page so students can access a range of information relating to mental health and university

Deakin Medical Centre
Deakin Medical Centres provide accessible medical services for all current students and staff. The centres are staffed by qualified and experienced medical doctors and nurses who provide confidential health care services.
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International Student Advisors
Deakin has International Student Advisers (ISAs) located on every campus of the university. ISAs are there to help, advise and support on-campus international students and are committed to helping you reach your full potential while at Deakin.
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Multifaith Chaplains
Deakin's Multifaith Chaplains deliver an important link for staff and students between the wisdom and guidance offered by all religions and the diversity of beliefs. It is not necessary to belong to any religious faith in order to use the chaplaincy services.
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thedesk’ aims to support Australian tertiary students to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. Being a student can be a challenging time and many students do not access support services for a range of reasons including time pressures, not knowing where to go for help and feeling embarrassed. Providing resources online means that more people will be able to get help to improve their wellbeing and be able to study more effectively. thedesk offers free access to online modules, tools, quizzes and advice.
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General mental health resources

Victorian department of health


Advice, information and referral for general and mental health issues in Victoria

Vic Department of Health, mental health resources



Info on depression/anxiety/substance/eating disorders
Getting help- online/headspace centre/gp

Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation who help young people (12-25) going through a tough time



Rates other sites

Beacon is your portal to online applications for mental and physical disorders.

A panel of health experts categorise, review and rate websites and mobile applications. These ratings are provided to you along with the site link and access information. Reviews of internet support groups are now also included.

Improve your health by undertaking programs that have been found to work!

Psych central


Heaps of info about conditions
Can ask questions
Based in US so links are not always relevant

Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 200 support groups to consumers. We are today’s modern voice for mental health information, emotional support and advocacy. With the broadest online reach and recognition of any mental health network today, we touch the lives of over 4 million people around the world every month.


Depression, anxiety & substance

Telephone crisis support
Crisis support chat
Service finders
Local lifeline centres

We provide 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services


Anxiety, depression, eating disorders

Information service

SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life – through campaigning, education and research
SANE conducts innovative programs and campaigns to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their family and friends. It also operates a busy Helpline and website, which have thousands of contacts each year from around Australia.

Depression and anxiety

The mood gym


Learn CBT skills for preventing and coping with depression

Learn CBT skills for preventing and coping with depression

Black dog institute


Information & where to get help

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Anxiety online


e-Therapy centre- offers information, assessment, online diagnosis and treatment programs

Anxiety Online is a comprehensive online mental health service offering information, assessment, online diagnosis and treatment programs ("eTherapy") for the anxiety disorders

Beyond blue

Depression and anxiety

Learn about anxiety/depression/resources/facts
Get support
Connect with others

Most Australians have had some experience with anxiety, depression or a related disorder, whether they've experienced it themselves or had family, friends or work colleagues go through it. beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.

beyondblue takes a public health approach, which focuses on improving the health of the whole population, across the whole lifespan. We tailor approaches when working with specific population groups, and we work in a range of settings – including educational settings, workplaces, health services and online – in order to be accessible to as many people as possible.

Man therapy (Beyond Blue) 


Targeting men who are depressed and at risk of suicide
Man Therapy is designed to get blokes to take practical action to take charge of depression and/or anxiety, and to combat suicidal thoughts.
Links to support services

Through tackling the rate of depression and anxiety in men, and reducing stigma, facilitating a change in men's behaviour and challenging perceptions of masculinity, beyondblue believes that a reduction in the male suicide rate can be achieved in the medium to long term. This website is a toolkit, enabling you to learn more, providing you strategies designed to protect your wellbeing and to guide you to professional treatment if/when you require support.

Mind health connect

Depression & anxiety

Online community to connect with others
Online programs
Fact sheets

The mindhealthconnect website is a brand new initiative launched in July 2012 as part of the Australian Government’s National E-Mental Health Strategy.

The site is your trusted gateway to issues surrounding mental health care and your first step to finding relevant support and resources to meet your needs.

Along with our trusted partners, we have continued support from leading clinicians and mental health experts who make up the government's e-mental health committee.

This way up

Anxiety and depression

Online treatment, education and research in anxiety and depression

At THIS WAY UP, we empower individuals by giving them access to online help and treatment for anxiety and depression.

eCentre Clinic- centre for emotional health

Anxiety & depression

develops and tests state-of-the-art free online treatment courses for people with anxiety & depression

The eCentreClinic is a not-for-profit initiative of the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. We are an Internet based research clinic that develops and tests state-of-the-art free online treatment courses for people with symptoms of worry, anxiety (including OCD and PTSD), stress, depression, low mood and other health conditions, including chronic pain.

The shed

For men

An online community for men

The Shed Online is an online social community for men, founded by beyondblue: the national depression initiative, The Movember Foundation and the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

Like the original Men’s Sheds, The Shed Online is a place for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. It aims to recreate the atmosphere of “real life” Men Sheds – a safe space where men can feel confident to discuss and exchange information. The Shed Online aims to foster a sense of community and build men’s social networks.

In addition to being a place for men to interact with other men The Shed Online also provides men with information on health and well-being. Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, connecting with friends and maintaining an active body and mind. Becoming a member of The Shed Online gives men a safe environment where they can find many of these things in the spirit of “old-fashioned mateship”.


Malvern private clinic

Alcohol & drug rehab service

Rehab service

Malvern Private Hospital is a dedicated 36 bed Addiction Rehabilitation and Recovery facility located in suburban East Malvern, Victoria. Malvern Private Hospital is wholly dedicated to providing an in-house 28 day residential Addiction Recovery Program (ARP). Clients are admitted under the care of Specialist Addiction Medicine doctors. Care throughout the program is provided by dedicated Clinical Counsellors, Nursing staff and Allied Health practitioners

Smart recovery

Self-management and recovery training

Face to face meetings, online meetings, online message board

SMART Recovery® is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

Alcoholics anonymous


Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Department of health, Victoria

Alcohol & other drugs services in Vic- Treatment and support

Directory for accessing services in Victoria



Drug & alcohol addiction

Facts, references, links,


Family drug help

Offering support to family members
Information & education of families

We offer family members support, information, education, inspiration and the encouragement to practise self care. We don’t judge family members because we’ve been there.

Eating disorders

The butterfly foundation

Foundation for eating disorders

Support services- groups, telephone, web counselling, email, financial
Education programs

The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family and their friends. As a leading national voice in supporting their needs, Butterfly highlights the realities of seeking treatment for recovery, and advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources.

Butterfly operates a national support line, which is staffed by trained counsellors experienced in assisting with eating disorders.  It also provides a wide range of programs for service providers and recovery groups.

Eating disorders Victoria

Information on eating disorders
Services- support groups, library, online forums

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) provides a comprehensive support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders.  EDV incorporates a unique approach to the provision of non-clinical support services through a blend of qualified professionals and lived experience of employees and volunteers. The approach and services provided by EDV have a direct impact on the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of Victorians every year.

Centre for eating disorders

Online learning
Based in NSW

The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders (CEDD) is funded by the Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office, NSW Department of Health. 

It is an academic and service support centre based in Sydney, Australia resulting from a collaboration between Sydney Local Health Network and The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney