Mental Health Services

Many people with hoarding disorder also experience other psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or alcohol use disorder. It is vital to effectively assist someone with hoarding issues that other issues such as mental health as addressed to assist the person is addressing causal factors associated with hoarding.

Emergency support

Suicide line- 1300 651 251 (across all areas of VIC)
Lifeline 13 11 14
Psychiatric Regional Triage Service 1300 363 788
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Local Mental Health Services

1300 022 760 (1300 0ACSO0) Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Partners in Recovery (03) 54417004

Care Connect
(03) 4444 2680

1300 286 463

St Luke’s (Personal Helper and Mentors Program)
Ph.: (03) 5440 1100

Bendigo Adult Community Mental Health Service
Ph.: (03) 5440 6500
AH: 1300 363 788 (also emergency & new referrals)

Headspace Bendigo (young people 12-25 yrs.)
03 5434 3939

Swan Hill/ Kerang
Swan Hill Community Mental Health Service
369 Campbell Street Swan Hill 3585
Ph.: (03) 5036 1900
Fax: (03) 5036 1940
AH 1300 363 788 (also for emergency & new referrals)

Mallee Family Care
(03) 5452 2863

Northern District Community Health Service

Phone: 03 – 5451 0200 (National Relay Service details)

Echuca Community Psychiatric Service
Ph.: (03) 5480 7419
AH: 1300 363 788 (also emergency & new referrals)

Goulburn Valley Health

Castlemaine Community Mental Health Service
Ph.: (03) 5471 1000
AH 1300 363 788 (also emergency & new referrals)

Mental Health Care Plans

It is recommended to discuss a Mental Health Care Plan with General Practitioner (GP) to link in with a psychologist, this a an effective alternative if the person can’t afford to see a psychologist privately.
Please see links for bulk billing GP’s in Bendigo. Please note information is subject to change, please contact GP’s directly regarding bulk billing and capacity to refer to Mental Health Care Plan.

Bendigo Medical Centre
Bendigo Primary Care
Tristar Medical Group

Swan Hill
Tristar Medical Group

Echuca Medical Centre
Echuca Primary Care Clinic

Bulk billing doctors

GP clinics

Scope Medical Centre

State-wide specialist clinical practitioners

Dr Christopher Mogan delivers training for workers to become a Buried in Treasures program facilitator and works with groups and individual clients.
Professor Michael Kyrios is a teacher, researcher and practitioner with world leading expertise in compulsive hoarding. The Swinburne University has a Group Therapy program called Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring Group