For crisis support call Lifeline on 13 11 14, MH Call 1300 642 255 or in an emergency call 000
No matter what you’re going through, there’s an avenue of support that’s right for you.
If you live in North Brisbane, Moreton Bay or parts of the Somerset region, you can access mental health support through a range of providers including primary health care and community services.
Your front-line health professionals, or what we call primary health care providers, include GPs, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals like psychologists and psychiatrists.
You can also access other community mental health services that provide a range of additional support, including one-on-one or group programs and activities.
Many community services also offer information and referral, personalised support, and coordinating care.
The following pages provide information, links and referral information to various mental health services in the PHN region.
When you or someone close to you is experiencing a mental health issue and needs support, an appointment with your GP is a good place to start.
Talking to someone you trust can be an important step in working through a stressful life event or ongoing mental health concern.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have undergone specialist training in diagnosing and treating people with mental illness.
Community pharmacies provide you with access to essential medicines and health care support.
Counselling is a structured conversation that can help you to address and resolve problems, make decisions, work through feelings and inner conflicts, and improve relationships with others.
There is support available to help you manage life challenges that can cause anxiety and depression.
Child mental health services provide specialised support to children aged up to 11.
If you’re going through a difficult time and need someone to talk to, there are support services available that are designed to meet your needs.
Your Mental Health Hubs make it easier for people with severe mental illness to access integrated clinical and non-clinical care across the PHN region.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national scheme that provides service and support funding for Australians who have a permanent and significant disability.
Websites, online resources and e-health services can be valuable tools for people seeking mental health support. If you have limited access to services because you're not able to see someone face-to-face, you may find these services particularly helpful.
Some private health insurance polices provide services to people who are experiencing a mental health condition, including hospital admissions and psychology services.
Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the My Mental Health Steering Committee, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the My Mental Health Website.