The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the lead agency for the management of this public emergency in Victoria. Up to date COVID-19 information and resources are available on the . Material is available in 25 languages. DHHS also has a COVID-19 advice hotline (1800 675 398), a COVID-19 newsletter (subscribe by email) as well as a new mobile application and WhatsApp chatbot for people to access up-to-date information. There is also specific information for people aged over 65 and information on housing, family and disability DHHS services for those most in need.
DHHS has a range of mental health resources including videos to support people during this COVID-19 crisis. The Victorian Government has also provided additional surge funding for a range of mental health services and supports as part of a broader response to the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mental health and wellbeing
Range of resources for anxiety, stress and wellbeing related to COVID-19.
New resource web page on individual and community care.
New web page with a list of mental health resources and supports.
Federal Government website developed by people with lived experience. It contains updated information on COVID-19 and is a portal for digital mental health resources.
Children, young people and family
Has resources to assist parents and carers to have healthy conversations with children.
If kids are feeling stressed, worried or anxious about COVID-19, they can call, email or webchat.
Online peer forums and practical resources for young people to help look after their wellbeing during the pandemic.
Tip-sheet for caring for yourself and your family.
Has tips on looking out for family members or friends who are struggling.
Reviewed 02 March 2021