Wellbeing Resources

Crisis/immediate support hotlines

Lifeline
24 hour crisis support hotline, and suicide prevention services including self-help tools themselves.
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VDHP
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.
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SANE Australia Helpline
Mental health service offering online information, online counselling and phone counselling.
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AMA Victoria Peer Support Service
A free, confidential telephone support service for all Victorian doctors who may be facing workplace bullying, discrimination or harassment.
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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.
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Mental Health and Wellbeing (ongoing support)

Health and Wellbeing Practitioners
Medical student-specific counselling service – offered by Medical School but still confidential.
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Counselling and Psychological Services
Short and medium-term psychological support for University of Melbourne students.
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Beyond Blue
Information and support to help all Australians achieve their best possible mental health.
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Lifeline Service Seeker
Searchable directory of health and community support services.
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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.
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Illness/Situation-specific services

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.
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Alcoholics Anonymous
An informal society run by and for recovering alcoholics. The only condition for membership is a desire to recover from alocholism.
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Drug and Alcohol Counselling
Online text-based counselling for people who are concerned about alcohol & other drugs. The service is equally available for people who are concerned about a family member, relative, or friend.
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Narcotics Anonymous
A nonprofit society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem, but are committed to recovering through regular meet-up to help each other stay clean.
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1800 RESPECT
Provides localized domestic abuse counseling, resources and referrals.
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Eating Disorders Victoria
Provides both clinical and non-clinical support and an information service on all aspects of eating disorders.
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Butterfly Foundation
Provides both clinical and non-clinical support and an information service on all aspects of eating disorders.
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Wellbeing apps

Smiling Mind
A mindfulness and meditation program developed by psychologists and educators.
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Headspace
App which teaches mindfulness and meditation in just a few minutes each day.
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f.lux
A 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.
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