Mental health and wellbeing
Find mental health support services for before, during, or after a career break.
It's common to feel anxious about returning to work after an extended break. And if there are child separation issues too, an additional set of emotional challenges may need to be dealt with.
If you find increased pressure on your family, finances or relationships is causing you mental health concerns, consider talking to your doctor or trusted health professional.
Additionally, there is a wide range of support services you can reach out to for help.
- Beyond Blue or 1800 512 348 for help with depression and anxiety
- Head to Health for a range of mental health resources
- MensLine on 1300 789 978 - telephone and online counselling services for men
- NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 for professional help, advice and referrals to local mental health services
For your family
- Relationships NSW for family and relationship support services
- Raising Children Network for information on developing and maintaining healthy relationships for parents and partners
- MindSpot is a free and confidential digital mental health clinic that provides online assessment and treatment courses
You can also contact a social worker through Services Australia. This free and confidential service can help with:
- short-term counselling
- support information
- referrals to other services.
Mental health at work
If you need support at work:
- check with your workplace if they offer access to counselling services - it's often free and confidential
- find information and resources about managing mental health in your workplace.