Mental Health

Doorway Program

Doorway program aims to up-skill and support people with mental illness infinding and maintaining affordable long-term housing. The program also works with the individual in developing living skills and gaining employment. Various organisations throughout Victoria deliver Doorway programs.

Opening Doors

Opening Doors is an entry point for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Follow the Opening Doors link to learn how the system works and entry points close to you.

Phone: 1800 825 955

Partners in Recovery (PIR)

This is a support service for those with severe and persistent mental illness who have additional complex needs. PIR works with the individual and their support network to coordinate the services required to best assist the individual in managing their recovery. The initiative is delivered by several organisations throughout Victoria.

Frankston and Mornington Peninsula

Intake Service: 1300 642 774

Wellways (formerly MI Fellowship)
Address:45 Davey Street, Frankston 3199
Phone: (03) 9784 6800
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Mentis Assist
Address: 23 - 25 Yuilles Road, Mornington 3931
Phone:1300 636 847 (1300 MENTIS)
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South Eastern Melbourne

Intake Service: 1800 862 363

Consortium partners include Mind Australia, Ermha, Launch Housing, Stepping Up, WISE Employment

Mental Health Compass

The website is a tool to aid navigation and seek information for those affected by or working in mental health. The information is aimed at those living and working in the Casey, Greater Dandenong and Cardinia areas. You can register your interest.

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Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs)

PHaMs is a community delivered support service aimed at reducing isolation, developing living skills and increasing the individuals skills in managing their recovery.

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Personal Helpers and Mentors Employment Services (PHaMs Employment)

PHaMs Employment Services works with those affected by mental illness maintain their engagement or participate in employment or educational opportunities.

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Wellways (formerly MI Fellowship)

Wellways is a community based organisation who work with people affected by mental illness and disability, their family and friends. Wellways offer various supports including PHaMs, PHaMS Employment, Family Services, Partners In Recovery, Doorway, Opening Doors, and APARC.

Phone: (03) 9784 6800
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Anglicare works with vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families of all ages. Services and programs range so contact them and discuss your clients needs.

Phone: 1800 809 722

Clayton office: 2 Dixon Street, Clayton, Victoria, 3168
Phone: 03 9543 8911

Dandenong office: 15 Scott Street, Dandenong, Victoria, 3175
Phone: 03 9706 8568

Pakenham office: 66-68 Main Street, Pakenham, Victoria, 3810
Phone: 5945 2000

Frankston office: 60-64 Wells Street, Frankston, Victoria, 3199
Phone: 03 9781 6700

Rosebud office: 1703 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939
Phone: 03 5986 9900

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Neami National

Community based organisation who work with people affected by mental illness to develop living skills and independence. Services include community outreach support, self development programs, homelessness and accommodation support.

Phone: (03) 9481 3277
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Adult Prevention and Recovery Care (APARC)

APARC facilities are step up/step down facilities designed to assist those transitioning from acute mental health facilities or living in the community who would benefit from a supported environment. These are safe spaces designed support those over 25 years of age to develop everyday living skills and manage their health and wellbeing.

Frankston APARC: (03) 9788 4900
Partnership: Wellways & Peninsula Health
Narre Warren APARC: (03) 9792 7408
Partnership: Mind Australia & Monash Health
South Yarra: (03) 9832 9300
Partnership: Wellways & Peninsula Health

Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC)

YPARC facilities are step up/step down facilities designed to assist those transitioning from acute mental health facilities or living in the community who would benefit from a supported environment. These are safe spaces designed to support those aged 12-25 years old to develop everyday living skills and manage their health and wellbeing.

Frankston YPARC: (03) 9238 8600
Partnership: Mind Australia & Peninsula Health
Dandenong YPARC: (03) 9792 7402
Partnership: Mind Australia & Monash Health


Headspace provide support for those aged between 12 and 25 years. The offer a confidential phone line and email service for youth and their carers. They tackle issues such as bullying, drugs and alcohol, and relationships as well as anxiety, depression, isolation and social influences.

Phone: 1800 650 890
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Mind Australia

Mind Australia provide a variety of support services including information, direct recovery support, education opportunities, carer and family support and prevention and recovery care.

Phone: (03) 9455 7000
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Peninsula Health

Primary healthcare provider in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula regions and part of Kingston. Peninsula Health provides acute psychiatric care and as well as community based support. They are associated with community organisations to deliver Prevention and Recovery Care facilities.

Peninsula Health Mental Health Triage 1300 792 977
Southern Health Early in Life (Children <16 years) 1300 369 012
Alfred CYMHSfor youth residing between Carrum & Mordialloc (03) 8552 0553

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Monash Health

Primary healthcare provider servicing Bayside, Dandenong, Casey, Kingston and Cranbourne areas. Services include acute psychiatric support and community based support.

Phone: (03) 9594 6666
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Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS)

A service for young people experiencing mental health concerns, eating disorders or AOD misuse.

Monash Health Psychiatric Triage: 1300 369 012
Monash Health Youth and Adolescent Team: (03) 9767 8274
Monash catchment includes the Cities of Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash

Peninsula Health Psychiatric Triage: 1300 792 977
Southern Health Early in Life Mental Health Service: 1300 369 012
Peninsula Health Catchment includes the City of Frankston, Chelsea and the Mornington, Flinders and Hastings Shires.


Is a community based organisation providing support to people living with mental illness and those who support them. Ermha can assist with vocational support, living skills, social inclusion and community participation, support in prevention and recovery among other things.

Phone: (03) 9830 0533
Address: 1st Floor, Building G, 45 Assembly Drive, Dandenong South 3175
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Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic)

ARCVic is a state-wide organisation providing support and educational services to those affected by Anxiety disorders. They run support groups including Hoarding, OCD and Anxiety, PTSD, Women's Childhood Trauma.

Phone: (03) 9830 0533
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Alfred Health provides mental health services through its primary care facilities and community based outlets. Services vary and include carer support, aged services, and Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Service, Prevention and Recovery Care, Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) as well as sexual health management services. Various Alfred Health services are delivered throughout the Cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula.

The Alfred address: 55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: (03) 9076 2000
Caulfield Hospital address: 260 Kooyong Rd, Caulfield VIC 3162
Phone: (03) 9076 6000
Sandringham Hospital address: 193 Bluff Rd, Sandringham VIC 3191
Phone: (03) 9076 1000
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Launch Housing

Launch housing merged with Homeground and Hanover and can provide a variety of supports to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Services include Initial Assessment and Planning (IAP), crisis accommodation, support for families at risk, rough sleepers initiative, various tenancy and property services, Housing Establishment Fund (HEF) and Partners in Recovery. Launch Housing services extend to the Cities of Kingston, Glen Eira, Stonnington, Bayside and Melbourne.

South Yarra Young Adults’ Service: 60 Wilson Street, South Yarra 3141
Phone: (03) 9826 9888
Cheltenham Housing and Support: Level 1, 11 Chesterville Road, Cheltenham 3192
Phone: (03) 9556 5777
Bob's Place Dandenong: 35 Robinson Street, Dandenong 3175
Phone: (03) 9792 0750
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