Mental Health

Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS) Northern Community Outpatient Service (NCOT)

Austin Health

We are a tertiary level mental health service, part of Austin Health, that engages young children and adolescents aged up to 18 years with significant mental health issues. We engage the young person and their parents/families and/or carers in the assessment and treatment of mental health issues that affect the young person. We also provide targeted secondary consultations to other services working with the young person/family which have included but not exclusive to Tier Two services, schools and government organisations such as Child Protection and the Department of Education.

The young person and family must reside in the Whittlesea LGA.

The young person is only eligible for this service until they are 18 years old.

Referrals will need to go via Austin Health CYMHS Triage, Assessment and Planning Service (TAPS) centralised number.

Ph: 1300 859 789


Counselling Team

Dianella Plenty Valley Health (DPV Health)

A team of skilled and experienced psychologists, social workers and mental health nurses that provides focused psychological assessment, counselling, and psychotherapy; that support the relief of emotional suffering, the reduction of psychological symptoms and enhancement of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem in the following areas:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Lifestyle changes related to illness
  • Loss and grief
  • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties
  • Family violence
  • The impact related to trauma and violence
  • Stress management
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Anger management
  • Cross-cultural counselling
  • Health psychology

Our team offers group work in the following areas:

  1. Keeping Safe Strong and Smart: a support and psychotherapeutic group for women who suffered family violence.
  2. Rebuilding our Life in Australia: a support and psychotherapeutic group for refugees and migrants.
  3. Creative Self-Care sessions for community groups and professionals.
  4. Relaxation and Mindfulness.
  5. Men’s Behaviour Change Program – Men.
  6. We also collaborate with allied health professionals in the facilitation of groups, such as, pain management group, weight management and other health psychology groups.

***Interpreters are free of charge.
*** Clients can self-refer and a GP mental health care plan is not required.


Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS)

Drummond Street

This program aims to prevent mental illness in children and young people (0-18 years) by providing a range of services such as family assessment, parenting support, counselling, case-work, parenting education, and service coordination.

We also run family focused seminars and groups that respond to local need and demand.

Ph: 9663 6733


Family Services

Wellways

Our Family Services program offers families, friends and carers of people with mental illness a range of supports to assist them in their caring role. These supports include psychoeducation, individual 1:1 support and mentoring, peer support and access to respite. Assistance to navigate and access the NDIS is also available.

Available to people aged from 16 to 64 who are in a caring role for a person living with psychosocial disability. The service is available to people who live in the cities of Yarra, Darebin, Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea.

Ph:  0414 530 288
Email: vkomodromou@wellways.org


LIFT Stepped Model of Mental Health

Banyule Community Health

LIFT Mental Health Stepped Care Model is a new way of delivering mental health services in the community.

LIFT ensures that every person with a mental health need receives the right care at the right time from the right person.

LIFT provides expert support from mental health nurses, peer workers, care coordinators and counsellors.

We work with clients and their care team, building on strengths, to support recovery.

Ph: 9450 2005


Mental Health Register

EACH

EACH Mental Health Recovery support provides a range of services that support:

  • One-on-one support based on the needs of individuals.
  • Improve and develop personal skills.
  • Peer support through peer workers with lived experience to support people in their recovery.
  • Access community services such as health and housing.
  • Culturally safe support for all communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

This service includes individual outreach support, youth/adult residential rehabilitation and supported accommodation services.

Ph: 1300 003 224


Support after Suicide

Jesuit Social Services

Providing counselling to people bereaved by suicide either recently or many years ago. There is no limit to counselling sessions and no charge of services provided.

Eligibility: any person who has lost someone to suicide is eligible for counselling.

Referrals can be made by phone or by email.

Ph: 9421 7640
Email: aftersuicide@jss.org.au


Support Coordination and Therapy Services

St John of God

Support Coordination:

Our Support Coordinators primary role is to support you to navigate the NDIS and its complexities. In doing this we will work with you to understand, prioritise and implement your NDIS plan.

We will work with you and those in your support network to explore your options and develop a flexible plan that empowers you to build resilience to do whatever you want.

Specialist Support Coordinators are also available.

Therapy Services:

  • Allied Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Psychology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Music Therapy
  • Sexology
  • Therapy Assistance

Ph: 1300 002 226

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