Mental Health Care Plan
This is a special referral from your GP that allows you to have 10 annual subsidised sessions of psychotherapy billed to Medicare. To get a Mental Health Care Plan you just need to:
- Book a 30 minute double appointment with your GP
- Ask your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan
- Your GP will make a referral to a counsellor or psychologist, then all you have to do is make the appointment
For more info click on the link below:
Crisis Assessment Team (CAT)
CAT services provide treatment and support for people with acute mental illness whose behaviour is able to be managed within the community rather than hospitalisation. The Crisis Assessment Team also provides emergency response to people who are in psychiatric crisis and require immediate intervention.
Ph: 1300 859 789
headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Free confidential youth service for young people aged 12-25 and their families, covering services including: general health and wellbeing, mental health, sexual health, alcohol and other drug and vocational services.
Reach Out is an online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Reach Out provides information and support on a range of issues.
Mental health organisation with online resources.
Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria
Source of support, information and community education for people with eating disorders and their families.
Kookaburra Kids Foundation
Run camps that supporting children aged 8-18 years who are living in families affected by mental illness.
Specific to children and young people where a parent has a mental illness.