Mental Health

Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It helps us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment.


On the other hand, a mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person thinks, behaves and interacts with other people. One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness in any given year.


The partnership works collaboratively to improve the conditions which support mental wellbeing and prevent mental health issues. There is a focus on young people and the prevention of high prevalence disorders, such as anxiety and depression. 



Mental A to Z Network


Mental A to Z Network (MAZN) meets to connect professionals working in the area of mental health promotion and early intervention across Bendigo and Loddon. MAZN meets bimonthly.


For more information on the MAZN or to join the network, please contact us. 


MA-ZN Mental Health Contacts LIst (City
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Loddon Healthy Minds Network (LHMN)

Within the Loddon Shire BLPCP participates in the LHMN.The Loddon Healthy Minds Network was formed in 2007 to actively pursue mental health issues as they related to residents of the entire Loddon Shire. As a very large rural shire, many mental health services available to city and regional residents were not available in Loddon 

For more information on LHMN Click Here 


Thursday 20 October 2022

Venue: Inglewood Community Hub, 52 Market Street, Inglewood, 3517

Check-in time: 9.00am - 9.30am

Forum: 9.30am - 3.30pm

Early Bird discount will apply for all registrations for the entire month of July, so get in quick when the registrations open.


The Bendigo Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) committee was formed as a community-based organisation in 2011, with the aim of increasing community awareness of the incidence and impact of suicide.

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For over 20 years Emerging Minds has been dedicated to advancing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Australian infants, children, adolescents and their families.

Headspace Website

Department of Health and Human Services 

Mental Health and COVID-19


The StandBy program is focused on supporting anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, including:

  • Individuals, families and friends

  • Witnesses

  • First Responders

  • Service Providers

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Free Mental Health Supports – Greater Bendigo