Key Support Agencies

How have you been feeling? How have your friends and family been going through this uncertain period?

Remember to check in on people, let them know you are thinking of them and look forward to the better times ahead of us all.

It is normal to feel overwhelmed or even stressed at such a time. It’s important to remind yourself that this is a normal reaction and it will pass.

Remember that Council is here for you during this health alert and that we remain committed to community safety and wellbeing. Council also has an obligation to look after staff, volunteers and Councillors.

There are plenty of ways to support other people, or be supported if you are feeling anxious or uncertain. Here are some key agencies that can help:

Lifeline Australia

A crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe. 13 11 14 or

Kids Helpline

A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years. 1800 551 800 or

Beyond Blue

Mental health information and support for all Victorians with dedicated coronavirus mental wellbeing support. 1300 224 636 or


Online and telephone support and counselling for 12 - 25 year olds, their families and friends. 1800 650 893 or


Confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. 1800 737732 or

East Wimmera Health Service

Mental Health and Social Work Clinicians. Contact Central Intake Administration to arrange an appointment on 5477 2222 or e-mail


Remember always ring 000 in an emergency.