The next phase of the 'It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health' campaign has launched, encouraging Victorians to have open conversations about mental health and seek help when you need to.

Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime but too many people don’t speak up for fear of stigma and discrimination. It’s time to start a new conversation - mental health is something which affects us all.

The 'It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health' video series features Victorians sharing their personal experience with their mental health and illustrates how we are all affected in different ways.

You can find the full video series, more information and resources at the Better Health Channel or by searching #timetotalkvic.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.