If someone is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, or if you feel the situation is starting to get out of control, call an Ambulance or Police 000.
For immediate help, Australia wide:
Lifeline – Call 13 11 14, their Crisis Support chat is available from 7pm – 4am
Kids Helpline – Call 1800 55 1800. Kids Helpline offers webchat and email counselling as well as phone counselling for all age groups.
Suicide Call Back Service: Dial 1300 659 467.
Other National Support Services:
Beyond Blue – Call 1300 22 4636
Heads Up – promotion of mental health in the workplace.
Local Community Support
- Community Support Frankston is a Support & Information Service or call 9783 7284 for unexpected emergency relief, emergency financial help, advocacy, or crisis intervention.
- Community meals available throughout Frankston – The list of meals sessions is downloadable here http://www.seafordcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=274
- Catholic Care – Dandenong to access counselling services or call 03 8710 9600 or email.
- Carers Victoria – have a free membership for carers where you can access information, some free counselling and regular events.
- Peninsula Carers Council provides support, and resource information to carers of people with a mental illness on the Mornington Peninsula and advocates on their behalf regarding issues of concern to carers. Carers Support Group in Frankston. For emergency crisis help click here.
- Support After Suicide. The group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide, gold coin donation and runs the first Thursday of the month from 7- 9 pm (except January) at the Orwil St Community House in Frankston.
- Mums Supporting Families in Need provides quality second hand material aid such as cots, bassinettes, carseats and prams for babies; clothing, shoes, linen and new toiletries for all ages as well as toys, books, new nappies & wipes and other baby essentials to families in circumstantial crisis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Men’s Shed Frankston – The Shed offers the opportunity for men to share skills and life experiences while learning from others. For some, the Shed offers a respite from isolation and alleviates the loneliness and depression that can sometimes accompany retirement, bereavement or other life changing events such as accident or debilitating illness. The age group for the Shed is 18 years to 100 years. The concept is an activity to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
If you know of further local community support groups that can be added please email them through.