Local Mental Health Support for Hawthorn

During the COVID-19 virus pandemic we have all had to compromise our lives. Lockdowns, working from home or losing work, caring for others and mourning tragedy; it has been a difficult period. With all these factors and more considered it is easy to find yourself experiencing trouble with your mental health. In fact, this is quite normal. Not everyone will experience mental health the same but it is something that effects a lot of people.

I would like to offer my support to you. If you are experiencing hardship, be it mental or otherwise, please feel free to contact my office, and we can put you in touch with support. My office phone number, email and other contact details are available here.

Moreover, in our area there is support available for everyone who needs it. Below is a list of local that can help you.

Headspace Hawthorn

360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

Phone: 9006 6500

Hotline: 1800 650 890

Website: headspace.org.au

Headspace offers tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 – 25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, they work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives, to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

During COVID-19 Headspace is still offering support to young people aged 12-25 over the phone and using video conferencing.

eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.


Steps Mental Health Hawthorn

378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn East

Hotline: 1800 378 377

Website: stepsmentalhealth.org.au

Steps Mental Health offers a range of mental health services:

  • Mental Health Nursing: Mental Health Nurses are nurses specifically trained to help support people’s mental health while considering other physical, social and cultural needs
  • Psychology: Registered psychologists who provide therapy, support, advice and treatment
  • Mental Health Social Work: Social workers with specialist training in mental health
  • Peer Support: Peer support workers are staff members with a ‘lived experience’ of mental health and recovery.
  • Dual Diagnosis: Workers with experience in mental health and substance misuse

  • Care Coordination and Case Management: Care coordinators and case managers help coordinate a person’s care by liaising with all professionals involved
  • Group Programs: Group-based treatment and support programs

They provide services for the Inner East and Outer East of Melbourne, and is a free service, supported by funding from the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network.

This service is available for free to people who live or work in the Inner and Outer East of Melbourne in the Cities of Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges, and are unable to access similar services elsewhere. To find out more about eligibility, please check out the eligibility page here.

Hawthorn Community House

32 Henry Street & 584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

Phone: 9819 5758

Website: info@hch.org.au

As we all know connecting with others and sharing positive experiences can help our mental health considerably. Hawthorn Community House is a not-for-profit community based organisation. They are a friendly, vibrant, inclusive community house that provides interesting programs for all residents. The house offers affordable and fun classes throughout the year. Classes are accessible to all members of our community, and we try and operate within the means of most people and keep our classes and workshops affordable.

Throughout COVID-19 Hawthorn Community House has developed a Virtual Group Activity Program to help you stay active and engaged while you are at home.

Camcare Camberwell

51 St Johns Avenue, Camberwell

Phone: 9831 1900

Website: camcare.org.au

Camcare is a not-for-profit, community based organisation. They assist people from Boroondara and neighbouring areas who are facing personal hardship or difficult life circumstances.

Camcare offer the following services:

  • Information, referral and advocacy
  • Support for older people in the community to build connections
  • Emergency relief: donated food, small grants for students and fresh produce from our kitchen garden
  • Family support
  • Support and connections to services for families with a history or current experience of family violence
  • Wellbeing counselling services for people in the community who are facing challenging times, from new parents, to school students, to those experiencing past or present relationship issues
  • Parenting groups to build strategies and confidence to become effective parents and for vulnerable new mothers to make connections and share information
  • Practical assistance to prepare tax returns or learn how to use the internet via the Be Connected program (previously called Broadband for Seniors)
  • Monthly community BBQ to bring people together for a meal and friendship
  • short-term, goal-oriented psychological support, including PS4Kids, youth and adult services.


Medication Support and Recovery Service

378 Burwood Road Hawthorn

Hotline: 1800 931 101

Phone: 9810 3080

Website: msrs.org.au

The Medication Support and Recovery Service (MSRS) is a new treatment service for people who are dependent on, or having problems with, their use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Our service includes specialist counsellors, nursing staff and peer support workers, and we are based within local community health services.


National Mental Health Support:

There are plenty of ways to get help both locally and nationally. These hotlines are open 24/7.