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Local mental health services

A number of local mental health service organisations and self-help groups exist to support people with mental illness and their carers.

 

Anxiety and depression

Depression and anxiety are not a normal part of ageing.

beyondblue is a Victorian not-for-profit offering advice and support for issues around depression and anxiety – including information and resources for older people.

Men might also like to check out the Whittlesea Men’s Shed or The Shed Online.

Memory loss and dementia

Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body for people with dementia – as well as their families and carers – and provides support and services such as the National Dementia Helpline, counselling, support groups and resources.

Loss and grief

Loss and grief are normal life experiences which affect everybody differently.

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is a not for profit organisation working with people affected by grief or bereavement.