South East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect

The South East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect is a program of Better Health Network (comprising Star Health, Connect Health & Community and Central Bayside Community Health Services) in partnership with Berry Street and VACCA Org.

The South East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect will provide focused support to families, carers and supporters of people experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges; a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.


  • Our Centre is being codesigned by those with lived or living experience as families or carers of people experiencing mental health difficulties and/or substance use issues so they can relate, understand, and assist people with their issues
  • Our aim is to connect families, carers and supporters of all ages, cultures and communities with the vital networks they need to keep caring for their loved ones while still looking after their own wellbeing
  • Our program is led and staffed by people with lived/living experience of being a family member or carer
  • Drop-in sessions are currently available at our South Melbourne and Bentleigh sites
  • Therapeutic supports with Berry Street Take Two staff will be available from the end February
  • Full services are due to be up and running in early-mid 2024, including a main centre and additional satellite sites
  • No referrals are required to access this program.

Come and drop-in

Drop-in days provide family members, carers, friends and supporters with access to information, peer support, and the opportunity to relax and take a break.

No referral or appointment is needed, you can just drop in when it suits you.

South Melbourne

Where: South Melbourne BHN – Tom Hills Room

Address: 341 Coventry Street South Melbourne

When: Monday, Thursday & Friday (9.30am to 4.30pm)



Where: Bentleigh BHN – Nepean Room

Address: Level 4, Suite 2,973 Nepean Hwy Bentleigh

When: Wednesdays (1.30pm to 4.30pm)

For more information please contact:

BHN is pleased to continue to offer ongoing phone support on 9066 1500. Phone support is confidential and will be offered by peer staff who have a lived experience of caring for someone living with a mental illness.