Mental Health Services

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can engage in valued activity and is able to make a meaningful contribution to her or his community. A mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person feels, thinks, behaves, and interacts with other people. Mental illnesses are of different types and severity. More commonly diagnosed mental illnesses include depression and anxiety.

A mental health problem also interferes with how a person thinks, feels, and behaves, but to a lesser extent than a mental illness. Mental health problems can include stress, grief and low mood. About one in five Australians will experience a mental illness, and most of us will experience a mental health problem at some time in our lives.

A range of services are available to assist people experiencing mental illness or a mental health problem including, telephone counselling services, online programs, psychological therapies, psychiatry and community support services.

For guidance or more information please speak to your GP or a Health Professional.

See Northern Sydney Mental Health Services & Resources listed below.


Name:Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Website:https://www.aasw.asn.au/find-a-social-worker/search/?command=getresults&SearchLocation=2089&LocationRadius=25
Description:

The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 10,000 members. It deals with common issues that effect social workers, support networks available and addresses mental health concerns.

Referral Required:No

Name:Australian Psychological Society
Website:http://www.psychology.org.au/FindaPsychologist/
Description:

Provides an online search, telephone service and an email referral service to the general public, GPs and other health professionals who are seeking the advice and assistance of a qualified and suitable APS psychologist in private practice.

Referral Required:No

Name:Benevolent Society
Location:Level 1, 188 Oxford Street (PO Box 171), Paddington NSW 2021
Phone:02 8262 3400
Website:https://www.benevolent.org.au/
Description:

The Benevolent Society helps people change their lives through support and education, and we speak out for a just society where everyone thrives.

Referral Required:No

Name:Beyond Blue
Phone:Call 1300 22 4636 (24 hours a day / 7 days a week)
Website:http://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/find-a-professional
Description:

Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Referral Required:No

Name:Community Care Northern Beaches (CCNB) - Adult and Aged Care (North Shore and Northern Beaches)
Email:referrals@ccnb.com.au
Website:http://ccnb.com.au/social-worker-service-general-practice/
http://ccnb.com.au/about-us/
Description:

Provides social work and support services across local government areas of Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove, North Sydney, and Northern Beaches (Manly, Warringah, and Pittwater).

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Domestic Violence Line
Phone:1800 656 463
Website:http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/parents,-carers-and-families/domestic-and-family-violence/domestic-violence-line
Description:

Provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

Referral Required:No

Name:Family Referral Services
Phone:1800 066 757
Website:http://www.familyreferralservice.com.au/
Description:

The Family Referral Service (FRS) brings together families, support services and community resources so that our children and young people are safe and well.

Referral Required:No

Name:Headspace Brookvale
Location:Level 2, 1A Cross Street, Brookvale NSW 2100
Email:info@headspacebrookvale.org.au
Website:https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/brookvale/
Description:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Closed weekends and public holidays.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Headspace Brookvale
Location:Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street, Brookvale, New South Wales 2100
Phone:02 9937 6500
Email:info@headspacebrookvale.org.au
Website:https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/brookvale/
Description:

Headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you’re a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information, headspace Brookvale can help.
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
* Closed weekends and public holidays.

Referral Required:No

Name:Headspace Chatswood
Location:30 Devonshire Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
Email:info@headspacechatswood.org.au
Website:https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/chatswood/
Description:

Headspace Chatswood – If you want to talk or make an appointment give us a call on (02) 8021 3668. If you’re not feeling up to contacting us yourself, a family member, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you can make a referral on your behalf.

At Headspace Chatswood you can see Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! These are all free or at very little cost to you. If we can’t find a service operating within headspace Chatswood that best suits you, we’ll refer you to the right service in the Sydney area.
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.
* Closed weekends and public holidays.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Kids Help Line
Phone:1800 55 1800
Website:https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Description:

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Referral Required:No

Name:Lifeline
Phone:13 11 14
Website:https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Description:

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Referral Required:No

Name:Mensline Australia
Phone:1300 78 99 78
Website:https://www.mensline.org.au/
Description:

MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.

Referral Required:No

Name:Mental Health Access Line
Phone:1800 011 511
Description:

The Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone service operating seven days a week across NSW.

Referral Required:No

Name:Mindhealthconnect
Website:www.mindhealthconnect.org.au
Description:

mindhealthconnect is the easy way to find mental health and wellbeing information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers, together in one place. Supported by the Australian Government, mindhealthconnect helps you to find information you can trust.

Referral Required:No

Name:NSW Rape Crisis Centre
Phone:1800 424 017
Website:http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au/
Description:

NSW Rape Crisis is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW – men and women – who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non offending supporters.

Referral Required:No

Name:Pregnancy, Birth and Baby
Phone:1800 882 436
Website:http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/
Description:

Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Get the guidance and reassurance you need about developmental and behavioural concerns from our maternal child health nurses or talk to our counsellors for emotional support.

Referral Required:No

Name:Primary and Community Care - GP Social Work Connect (Ryde/Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai)
Website:http://www.pccs.org.au/programs-services/gp-social-work-connect/
Description:

Social work and support services in the Ryde, Hunters Hill, Hornsby, and Kuringai LGAs.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Q Life nation-wide counselling and referral service for LGBTI people
Phone:1800 184 527
Website:https://qlife.org.au/
Description:

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI). QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, and lived experiences.

Referral Required:No

Name:Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
Website:http://www.ranzcp.org/Resources/find-a-psychiatrist.aspx
Description:

A directory of psychiatrists working in private practice in Australia. For the public – if you wish to see a psychiatrist, you must first see your GP for a referral and to discuss your treatment options. Take these contact details when you see your GP.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Suicide Call Back Service
Phone:1300 659 467
Website:https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
Description:

The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who is affected by suicide.

Referral Required:No

Name:The Butterfly Foundation
Phone:1800 334 673
Website:https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/
Description:

The Butterfly Foundation believes that everyone’s experience of an eating disorder is different.
We provide personalised and confidential support for the following:
* People with an eating disorder
* People with body image issues
* Carers
* Partners, family and friends
* Teachers
* Counsellors
* Employers
* Health professionals
* Anyone with a question about eating disorders or body image

Phoneline hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 9.00 pm

Referral Required:No

Name:The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
Location:Level 2, The Charles Perkins Centre, D 17, John Hopkins Drive, Camperdown NSW 2006
Description:

This site provides information about services to help people with eating disorders and seeks to provide information about a range of services.

Referral Required:No

Name:Way Ahead
Location:Level 5, 80 William St Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Phone:02 9339 6000
Email:info@wayahead.org.au
Website:http://wayahead.org.au/
Description:

WayAhead – Mental Health Association NSW (WayAhead) plays a vital role in the development of mental health initiatives which increase community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues.

Referral Required:No