Mental Health Services

How common is mental illness?

Mental illness in Australia is very common. One in five people experience mental illness in any given year and almost half of Australians will experience a mental disorder in their lifetime. Anxiety, depression and substance use disorders are the most common mental illnesses. 

There are many treatment options available to help you and with the right support many people recover.  The first step is to recognise that you may have a problem and reaching out to seek help. 

Our doctors are highly experienced in helping out and managing with psychological problems with many years of experience in the field between us.  Several of our team members have a background in Psychiatry, and a special interest in Mental Health, and even offer CBT.  We have a dedicated Psychologist, Dr Georgia Bailey, who works with us to help further.

What types of problems could need further help?

If you have any of the following – which have been present for a long time – we encourage you to book in and discuss things further.

  • Persistent low mood 

  • Loss of enjoyment from life

  • Trouble sleeping 

  • Feeling tired during the day

  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness

  • Poor concentration 

  • Issues with memory

  • Loss of interest in hobbies

  • Alcohol / medication dependency

What help is out there?

Initially we encourage you to reach out and speak to your GP.  They will further assess you and help you decide on a further course of action.  Suggestions may include referral to a psychologist/counsellor, offering CBT themselves, possibly starting medications, and lifestyle changes to ensure optimal mental health. 

  • Inability to ‘switch off’

  • Excessive worrying 

  • Panic attacks

  • Heart racing, shortness of breath

  • Fear of leaving house or attending social gatheringsIncreased irritability and frustration 

  • Changes in weight 

  • Loss of appetite

  • Substance misuse

Find Us

Practice Address

249 High Street, Ashburton, VIC 3147

After Hours

Please call: 13 SICK (137425)

Emergencies

In case of emergency, call 000

Opening Hours

Practice Hours

Monday: 8am to 7pm

Tuesday - Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Sunday: 9am - 3pm

Pathology Collection

Mon - Fri : 9am- 1pm

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