Where to find help
Access to information and extra support is important when you are experiencing mental health difficulties. Here are some useful resources and links to get you started.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, experiencing a crisis or are in need of immediate help please contact one of the 24/7 services listed here immediately.
Your General Practitioner (GP)
Your GP is a great place to start. If you think you might be suffering from a mental health issue, or just want to explore your options for support, make an appointment with your local GP.
GP’s will often perform a general check-up or assessment to see whether you require additional support. From there, they can refer you to an appropriate psychologist or a psychiatrist. If required, they may also prescribe medication to help you with your symptoms.
Professional Mental Health Support
Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health workers are trained in areas such as depression & anxiety. You may like to obtain a Mental Health Care plan from your GP which will lower the cost of visiting a mental health professional.
You can find a psychologist in your local area by visiting the Australian Psychological Society’s ‘Find a Psychologist’ page
Beyond Blue also has an extensive directory of services.
Swinburne University Psychology Clinic
The Swinburne Psychology Clinic was established to provide a range of low-cost psychological services to the Melbourne community. Located in Hawthorn, the clinic provides over 500 individuals with access to low-cost counselling, psychological assessment and group therapy treatment. Please visit the Swinburne Psychology Clinic to find out more.
Head to Health
If you are looking for more resources or further information you can find it at Head to Health. Head to Health directs you to a range of service providers, information, online tools, and resources so you can find the best fit for your needs. Find out more here: https://headtohealth.gov.au/