Western Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect

A warm and welcoming space for family, carers, kin and supporters of all ages and backgrounds.

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Previously known as the Family and Carer-led Centre – Western Metro.

Jesuit Social Services is excited to establish the Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect program in western Melbourne. A warm and welcoming space for family, carers, kin and supporters of all ages and backgrounds.

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (2021) highlighted the important role played by family, carers, kin and supporters in contributing to the wellbeing of people who are experiencing mental health challenges, psychological distress, mental illness, or substance use issues. To better recognise and support families, carers and supporters, Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect centres are being established in each Victorian region.

Jesuit Social Services’ Western Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect offers a range of supports including information, resources, counselling, individual support, and group programs to those who care for others with mental health and substance use issues.

We’re committed to engaging with and employing people with lived experience. Our staff are people who have been through it and understand what it takes to support a loved one with these challenges.

There’s no need for a referral and getting in touch with us is as simple as picking up the phone or sending an email. You’re there for them, let us be there for you.

Get in touch with us

Call: 0429 564 269
Email: familycarerledcentrewesternmetro@jss.org.au

Opening hours
  • Mon 9am – 5pm
  • Tues 9am – 9pm
  • Weds 9am – 5pm
  • Thurs 9am – 9pm
  • Fri 9am – 5pm
  • Sat 10am – 4pm

Come to a drop-in session

Prefer to meet in person? Whilst our Centre in Sunshine is being developed, family members and carers can meet with our counsellors and support workers to talk about their support needs, get some information and connect with others. No appointment is needed and you can come in when it suits you best. After the first meet, individual appointments can be arranged.

Point Cook
  • Where: Jamieson Way Community Centre
  • Address: 59 Jamieson Way, Point Cook VIC 3030
  • When: Wednesdays 10am – 1pm
West Footscray
  • Where: West Footscray Neighbourhood House
  • Address: 539 Barkly Street, West Footscray VIC 3012
  • When: Fridays 12pm – 3pm