Contact your local mental health community support service

Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) play a vital role in supporting people with a severe mental illness and psychiatric disability throughout the recovery process.

MHCSS provide a different range of services to those provided by clinical mental health services, such as NorthWestern Mental Health.

MHCSS support people with difficulties that are associated with mental illness, and often focus on improving skills such as self-care,  social and relationship skills and improving broader quality of life through physical health, social connectedness, housing, education and employment.

The Department of Health and Human Services Victoria provides comprehensive information about Mental Health Community Support Services, what they offer and how to access them.