At Life FM we care about you and your family. If you or a loved one is in need of support, there are a number of organisations that provide professional counselling, resources, and assistance. Further information is available via the links below.

We endeavour to keep this page updated, but cannot guarantee that all the information on this page is current. If you would like to update your organisation’s information or suggest other support services, please email [email protected],au

Beyond Blue

Beyondblue or call 1300 22 4636

Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.



Lifeline or call 13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Kids Help Line

Kids Help Line or call 1800 55 1800

Chatting about what’s happening is a great way to start feeling better. We can chat about anything and you’re always welcome to call.


1800 Respect or call 1800 737 732

National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service for people living in Australia.

Headspace Bendigo

Headspace Bendigo or call (03) 5434 5345

Headspace Bendigo is a place you can go to, when you may need help with any issue (large or small) that may be worrying you. At headspace Bendigo, all services are free, including our GP services.

Gilead Counselling

Gilead Counselling or call (03) 5441 1494

Providing a professional general and family counselling centre with a Christian perspective. We have male and female counsellors available at our community centre


Madcow or call (03) 5441 4747

Sometimes life can take an unexpected turn for the worse. Sudden changes in circumstances can leave you feeling lonely, frightened or confused. MADCOW is a local Bendigo charity, breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.


SalvoCare or call (03) 5440 8410

SalvoCare Northern is a network of programs and related services which aim to support complex clients experiencing a range of issues including Alcohol and other Drugs, and including those who are at risk of Homelessness.


YSAS or call (03) 5444 2969

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is a leading youth health not-for-profit agency that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Hope After Head Injury

Hope After Head Injury

If you or someone you love is living with brain injury, or if you just want to learn more, Hope After Head Injury is for you. We are here to provide hope, support, and encouragement FOR brain injury survivors and caregivers FROM survivors and caregivers!

Back to the Table

Back To The Table

Getting back to the table is a simple solution where families can talk, listen and learn; discovering unconditional love, support and understanding. This website will give you tips to making this easier.

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Bendigo Baptist Community Care

MADCOW or call (03) 5441 4747

MADCOW is a local Bendigo charity, breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.


Bendigo Family & Financial Services

Myers Street, Bendigo

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Ph: (03) 5442 5277

Long Gully Community House

Humboldt Drive

Wednesday Mornings (bread only)

Ph: (03) 5442 1165

Food Support 3556

Eaglehawk Community House

19 Bright Street, Eaglehawk

Monday-Thursday, 9am-2pm (School Terms Only)

Ph: (03) 5446 8322

Food Care 3556

Eaglehawk Uniting Church

Corner of Peg Leg Road/Kirkwood Street

Tuesday & Wednesday, 1.30-4pm

Ph: 0403 698 715

Giving & Living Op Shop

Shed 3

75 Beischer Street, East Bendigo.

Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm
Saturday, 10am-1pm

Ph: (03) 5444 2882

St Vincent de Paul

16 Hopetoun Street, Bendigo
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-1.30pm

117 High Street, Kangaroo Flat
Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm
Ph: (03) 5447 9800

82 High Street, Eaglehawk
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-4pm
Fridays 1pm-4pm
Ph: (03) 5446 2548

Uniting Care Emergency Relief Centres

25 Forest Street, Bendigo
Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays, & Friday, 10am-12.15pm & 1.30pm-3.45pm
Ph: (03) 5443 4972

Corner of Church and Camp Street, Kangaroo Flat
Tuesday & Friday, 10am-1pm
Ph: (03) 5443 5458

Victory Foodbank

110 Garsed Street, Bendigo
Tuesdays, 10am-12pm
Ph: (03) 5443 5998

Local Community Meals & Soup Kitchens

Bendigo Community Health Soup Kitchens

The Arcade, 165-171 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo

Thursdays 4-4.45pm

Ph: (03) 5448 1600

Bendigo Baptist Community Care Breakfast

Life Essentials Madcow Cafe, 214 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo

Tuesdays 7.45am

Ph: (03) 5441 4747

Eaglehawk Community House

19 Bright Street, Eaglehawk.

Tuesdays 12pm & 6pm

Ph: (03) 5446 8322

Kangaroo Flat Soup Kitchens

Rotary Gateway Park, High Street, Kangaroo Flat

Wednesday, 6pm

Kangaroo Flat Uniting Church

Corner of Church/Camp Street, Kangaroo Flat

Fourth Wednesday of every month, 12pm

Ph: (03) 5447 9998

Not Just Soup – Soup Kitchens

A Reasonable Christianity Church, 237 High Street, Golden Square (back room). Opposite Woolworths.

Sunday, 3.30pm-4.40pm & Thursday 5-6pm

Ph: 0404 559 769

Our Shed


14 Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk
Friday, 7.30am
Ph: (03) 5446 8813


Uniting Church Hall, Peg Leg Road, Eaglehawk
Friday, 7.30am
Ph: (03) 5446 8813

Kangaroo Flat Community Meals

Rotary Gateway Park

Wednesday, 5.30-6pm

Saltworks Community Meal

Eaglehawk Anglican Church, 63 High Street, Eaglehawk

Friday, 5.45pm (except Jan & Public Holidays)

Ph: 0458 018 083

St Liborius Parish Centre

50 Panton Street, Eaglehawk

Tuesday, 11.30am (School Terms)

Ph: (03) 5446 8235

Cafe 3:16

Eaglehawk Baptist Church, Parsonage Grove, Eaglehawk.

Sunday, 6pm

Ph: (03) 5449 3033