Is NSW mental health line free?
The NRS is free and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Who can you talk to about mental health?
Your doctor (GP) make a diagnosis. offer you support and treatments (such as talking therapies and medication) refer you to a mental health specialist, such as a psychiatrist. recommend local support options.
Can Centrelink help with mental health?
Through Centrelink, there are a number of financial benefits accessible for people with mental illness, particularly if they have a psychiatric or psychosocial disability. These include a range of payments and services to assist people in meeting the costs of daily household and living expenses.
Can I call 000 if suicidal?
If life is in danger call 000 You may be feeling overwhelming pain, hopeless, worthless, isolated, or like there is no way out. While it is OK to have suicidal feelings, it is important to reach out and let someone know how you’re feeling.
Do you need a referral to see a psychiatrist in Australia?
You usually need a referral to see a psychiatrist in Australia and New Zealand. Your GP or other medical doctor can write a referral for you. In an emergency you can see a psychiatrist at a hospital emergency department or community health centre.
Can you get payments for depression?
You might be eligible for DES if you’re: living with a mental health condition, treated illness, injury or disability that makes it difficult to find and keep a job. This includes living with anxiety or depression, a physical or intellectual disability, learning difficulties, visual or hearing impairment.
What mental health services are available at NSW Health?
NSW Health provides a wide range of mental health services and programs for adults experiencing mental health issues. The following programs are available for adults. Community Living Supports (CLS) – a state wide program which supports people with a severe mental illness to live and participate in the community in the way they want to.
How do I contact our mental health services?
In an EMERGENCY please call 000, or go to the Emergency Department at your nearest hospital. For mental health enquiries and to make an appointment call 1800 011 511 (free call). This number operates 24 hours 7 days a week. You can also visit one of our centres during business hours. How will our Mental Health Services help you?
What to do if you have a mental health issue?
Or go to a hospital emergency department, where they may refer you to a mental health service. NSW Health provides a wide range of mental health services and programs for adults experiencing mental health issues. The following programs are available for adults.
What is a mental health service provider?
Mental health service providers are located in GP surgeries, community managed organisations, schools, aged care services, and private and public health settings. Funding comes from a combination of state, national, insurance and out of pocket sources. Services provide support for people with mental health conditions in their efforts for recovery.