Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Our doctors at Northbridge Medical Centre are committed to being the first ones who patients call for during mental health struggles. We understand how complicated mental illnesses can be, regardless of age. Almost half of all Australians from the ages 16 to 85 will experience a mental illness at some point in their life.
The current COVID-19 crisis has brought dismay upon us all and will have ongoing effects on our mental health and lifestyles. How can we get through social-distancing restrictions, self-isolating policies or the fear of losing our jobs? Dealing with the uncertainties and worries which the Coronavirus brings is difficult. However, you are not alone. It is normal to feel anxious, stuck or unmotivated in times like this. At Northbridge Medical Centre, our doctors and staff are here to provide mental health support to you and all Australians going through this crisis.
The Australian Government has long recognised the impact of mental illnesses on Australians. During the current COVID-19 crisis, the federal government has expanded funding to support a range of mental health services, such as Telehealth, Telephone and Video counselling. Fortunately, we have doctors who have a special interest in mental health, and we are able to offer consultations via Phone or Telehealth. With our knowledge, we will help guide you, ensuring that your mental health and well-being is our number one priority. In addition, we also form a close liaison with various psychologist services, including clinical psychologists who provide Telecounselling services.
The following are useful phone numbers and websites designed to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak:
A website that provides support, advice, and action related to mental health issues
Kids Helpline contact 1800 551 800
A free, private and confidential phone and online counselling services for young people aged 5 to 25, and available 24 hours a day.
Headspace 1800 650 890
Free online support and counselling services to young people 12 to 25 years old
Lifeline 131 114
A National charity providing 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
A website with extensive information discussing mental health issues for young people, parents, and schools.
A mental health care plan is a plan written by doctors to help and to treat your mental health condition. With the mental health care plan, you are entitled to a Medicare rebate on up to 10 individual sessions or group appointments with a psychologist. Talk to the doctors at Northbridge Medical Centre and we will create a plan for you.
The experienced doctors at Northbridge Medical Centre are here to help and support you with any mental health concerns. Contact us at 9228 8339 or book online if you wish an appointment with our doctors or to formulate a mental health care plan. For people experiencing a significant mental health emergency and require immediate attention: Mental Health Emergency Response Line 1300 555 788