Mental health support and resources


If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call 000 for emergency services or 1300 783 347 for mental health triage.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on all our lives is significant. The change is rapid and everyone responds differently to change.



Benalla Services

If you feel you, or someone you know, needs support, there are a number of agencies that can help.

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Rural Outreach

Ivan Lister, Rural Outreach Worker, provides a link between the farm gate and support services. Ivan works on Mondays and Tuesdays. COVID-19 restrictions mean that Ivan is available only by phone. Contact Ivan if you are concerned about yourself, your family or a friend's wellbeing.

Ivan Lister - Rural Outreach Worker - 0474 501 406

More information about the Rural Outreach program, including a link to a flyer with more resources and information about local supports. 


Mental health and suicide prevention - Connect Benalla

Connect Benalla is a mental health and suicide prevention resource put together with support from Murray PHN and the Victorian State Government.



Beyond Blue

For general information or support from Beyond Blue, visit their webpage  'Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak'


Department of Health advice

The impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak, physical distancing and social isolation can make us feel anxious, stressed and worried. 

Read about what you can do to look after your mental health wellbeing and look out for others who are struggling on the Department of Health website.


Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety

The Australian Psychological Society has developed   'Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety'(PDF, 100KB)