For crisis support call Lifeline on 13 11 14, MH Call 1300 642 255 or in an emergency call 000
On average, most of us visit a community pharmacy 14 times a year.
People with chronic physical or mental health conditions are more likely to visit their community pharmacy.
A number of community pharmacy services are funded by the Australian Government and people affected by a mental illness may benefit from these types of free support.
Checks may include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose. This is also a chance to talk about issues affecting your lifestyle like smoking, diet, sleep and exercise.
Checks include a review of your current medication and a chance to have any questions answered. Your pharmacist can provide a list of your medicines and the times they need to be taken.
This may include packing regular medications into daily dose packs or supplying medicines in smaller instalments to make it safer and easier for you to remember. Blister packs and Webster packs are examples of dose packs. The pharmacy can also let you know when you need to see a doctor for new scripts.
Find out more about pharmacies and locate one near you.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.
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.