Mental health is an important part of our wellbeing at every stage of life, from childhood all the way through to adulthood.

Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

A mental health care plan is available to all patients who have a mental disorder that has been diagnosed by a doctor.

Disorders include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia and
  • Bipolar disorder

Our GPs understand that the effect of mental illness can not only be hard on the individuals but for family members as well. It affects how we think, feel and act. Our mental health helps us determine how we relate to others, how we make choices and how we handle stress.

Anyone that is concerned about their mental health or the mental health of a family member the first stop should be your local doctor where you can find out which treatments are available and best suit the patient.

If you have a disorder the care plan can be written by your GP.

Once you have a care plan you will be intitled to Medicare rebates for up to 10 appointments with some mental health services in a year.

Please note that you are unable to get Medicare rebates for all 10 sessions in one go and after the first 6 sessions you will need to book back in with your GP for a mental health care review.

  • Care plans
  • Medicine management
  • Counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Support
  • In house social worker
  • Educational counseling
  • Substance abuse
  • Younger and older people