covid-19 Mental Health Support

These are tough times for our community, our industry and our region.  You are not alone and we will get through this together.  

The following services provide confidential, non-judgmental support and we encourage you to share these with your friends and family.

In an emergency, always dial 000.

Telephone and online support services

Red Cross
Practical, helpful tips to help you and other look after your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
People who are in quarantine, and aren’t able to organise the delivery of essential food and medications they
need, are able to phone the Community Recovery Hotline.
Phone 1800 173 349

Lifeline
Counselling Services for anyone at anytime.
Phone 13 11 14

Head to Health - COVID-19 Support
Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.

Whitsunday Counselling and Support Service
Counselling and support
Phone 4946 2999

Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre
Family Support, information, referral and counselling
Phone 4946 7850

NQ Connect
Free 24/7 telephone and online counselling for anyone in northern Queensland aged 15 years and over.
Phone 1300 059 625

Whitsunday Suicide Prevention Network
Community support, information and service finder.
Phone 4945 2858

Beyondblue
Information and referral for depression and anxiety
Phone 1300 224 636

1300 MH CALL
A confidential mental health telephone triage service for Queenslanders that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services.
Phone 1300 642 255

13HEALTH
A confidential phone service that provides health advice to Queenslanders.  You can phone and talk to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.
Phone 13 43 25 84

Mental Health Association of Queensland
Access to support, information and referral to mental health-related services in your area, 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday.  They also offer free online support services with a registered psychologist or social worker, accessed via online video chat.
Phone 3620 8880

Relationships Australia
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

Parentline
Support, counselling and education for parents
Phone 1300 301 300

SANE helpline
Information, advice and referral for mental illness.
Phone 1800 187 263

Men's Line
Telephone and online support, information and referral service to help men with relationship and other problems.
Phone 1300 789 978

Men's Shed
Aimed at improving the health and well-being of men

Harmony Place
Mental health services for culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities
Phone 3848 1600

OnTrack
This is a free online treatment program that helps you self manage your recovery from depression. It focuses on practical things you can do to make things better and helps you to set goals.

MoodGYM 
This is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of 5 modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.


Children's Support Services

Kids Helpline
Telephone and online counselling for young people aged 5-25.
Phone 1800 551 800

Smiling Mind
Equipping young people with the integral skills they need to thrive in life.

Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling Foundation
Centrelink

Other useful resources

Queensland Health offer mental health information and resources here.








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