The key to a healthy body is a healthy mind. Take control of your thoughts, and leave all of your worries behind, we’ll openly listen to your story.
“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” – Steve Maraboli
Parkhill Medical Center aims to provide the best mental health support as possible
General mental health
Help with Depression, Anxiety, and Other Disorders
Most of us experience mental health challenges throughout our lives – some occasionally, others more often.
Many look to their GP to start the healing process. Whether it’s simply to talk with someone you can trust or get a specialist referral, Parkhill Medical Centre is here for you.
The doctors at Parkhill Medical Center can also assess your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan. This plan entitles you to rebates for up to 20 counseling sessions a year, meaning Medicare helps with some of the costs of appointments with mental health professionals.
Parkhill Medical Centre is currently treating patients for:
- Anxiety and depression
- Eating disorders (including anorexia and bulimia)
- Personality disorders
- Relationship issues
- Substance abuse
How your GP can support you
Your GP will listen to you and provide the care you need. Parkhill Medical Center offers mental health care plans as a means to support your mental health. A mental health care plan is a support plan for someone who is going through mental health issues. If a doctor agrees that you need additional support, you and the doctor will make the plan together.
A mental health care plan might include:
- A referral to an expert, like a psychologist
- The types of mental health care that can support you
- Other strategies to improve and maintain your mental health, such as tips for a healthy headspace.
To organize a mental health care plan, you will need to book an appointment with your GP. When you book, ensure you mention it is for a mental health plan, so the right amount of time is set aside for your appointment.
It is normal to feel nervous. It may help to write down a list of the things you want guidance and support with beforehand.This is a non-judgemental space where you can be open, honest and vulnerable to receive the best support suited for you.
Well done – getting a mental health care plan is a massive step towards being happier, healthier and more connected.
Below are mental health helplines in Australia: