Mental Health

3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression. Depression is an illness characterised by some of all of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent low mood or loss of interest
  • Tiredness
  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Reduced concentration
  • Lack of self confidence or feelings of guilt
  • Becoming more withdrawn
  • Difficulty functioning at home and work
  • Thoughts of self harm or suicide

If you are suffering from these symptoms it is important to seek early medical advice so your doctor can assess the severity of the illness and take appropriate action. Sometimes anti-depressants are needed and often patients benefit from referral to a clinical psychologist. Your doctor can do a psychiatric assessment and prepare a mental health care plan to enable access to Medicare subsidised psychological treatments.

Eating Disorders Guide – www.ranzcp.org

Click here for the link to Beyond Blue – beyondblue.org.au

Black Dog Institute – www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Lifeline 24 hour crisis line 13 11 14 – www.lifeline.org.au

Post and Antenatal Depression Association – www.panda.org.au

Mood GYM – www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

Anxiety online – www.anxietyonline.org.au

ThisWayUp Clinic – www.thiswayup.org.au

For mood monitoring: myCompass: www.mycompass.org.au

IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS – please contact emergency services:

  • 24 hour emergency contacts: www.entrypointperth.com.au
  • Mental Health Emergency Response Line: 1300 555 788
  • Crisis Care: 9223 1111
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14

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