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Mental health support services

Red Cross volunteer providing support for those with mental illness.

Red Cross provides mental health support services and programs that promote the participation of people with a mental illness in the community and support the wellbeing of young people.

Red Cross wants to support you to be more independent, to improve your wellbeing and social connection, and to build your confidence and skills.

Learn more about our mental health services and how we can help support you.

Red Cross mental health support services

Mental health programs to build bridges back into the community

Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs)
Mental health support for people recovering from mental illness to develop skills and confidence as well as access services and participate in their community.

Assisting people with mental health issues who are experiencing isolation to expand their social networks. 

Strengthening social connections to support the wellbeing and mental health of socially isolated participants. 

Housing Support Mental Health Service
Supporting people with a mental illness to access and maintain long term stable accommodation.

Practical Support Program
Helping mothers with a mental health problem who are facing challenges looking after their infant.

Carer Respite
Supporting carers of people with a mental illness to take a break.

Mental health programs that promote health and wellbeing for young people

save-a-mate (SAM)
Education and support on youth health issues, particularly alcohol and other drug use and mental health. Learn about save-a-mate.

SAM Our Way 
Supporting locally designed activities to provide education to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on health issues, particularly alcohol and other drug use and mental health.

Talk OUT Loud
Mental health workshops to reduce stigma and encourage young people to seek help and help each other.