Mental Health Care and Resources
This CMRH central point contains free evidence-based information and resources from various agency sources funded by the States, Territories, and the Australian Government.
These resources are right for you if you feel down and struggle with your feelings or relate to others. Please, contact your GP or culturally appropriate qualified counsellors, psychiatrists, mental health practitioners and social workers.
9 common symptoms
In Australia, 1 in 5 persons is dealing with a mental health issue.
Learn how to recognise 1 of the 9 symptoms of mental illness. If you recognise mental health issues or are concerned about a loved one, friend, or any person close to you, help them access the right services. If you are worried or suspicious about a person you know, please, immediately dial triple zero (000) for either suicide or self-harm.
Not quite sure about the symptoms?
If you or someone you know is finding it hard to manage mental health issues, try healthdirect’s Symptom Checker and get advice on seeking professional help.
The Symptom Checker guides you to the next appropriate healthcare steps, whether it’s self-care, talking to a health professional, going through a hospital or call calling triple zero (000).
Some of the common mental health disorders or mental health illnesses include:
Our services provide preventative and rehabilitative mental health services that avert hospital admissions or readmissions. CMRH mental healthcare model comprises a multidisciplinary and responsive service for anyone with mental health concerns or mental health illness. Our services are delivered by psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, registered nurses, occupational therapists, and traditional church leaders using excellent carer choice in the treatment they desire with respect, integrity, and safety.
CMRH demonstrates values of respect, integrity, equitable access, excellence, and safety in its works. The values are embedded within human rights that focus on cultural sensitivity, coordinated care, trauma-informed and safe care to deliver treatment with overarching principles of recovery and a bio-psychosocial model.
The mental health professional decides in collaboration with you, your friend and your loved ones, taking some consideration on previous history, preferences, and current concerning issues—more about referrals and access to mental health services.
Our professionals specialised in the following area, but not limited to:
- Anxiety disorders- generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic, and disorder
- Mood disorders, including depression, bipolar type I and II, schizoaffective disorder, psychotic depression
- Eating disorders
- Mood Instability (mood swings)
- PTSD and acute stress reaction
- Trauma backgrounds
- Substance abuse disorders
- Grief and bereavement
- Adjustment disorders and difficult life stages
- Resilience training
- Perinatal psychiatry
- Family therapy
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Psychotic illness including first episode psychosis
- Personality disorders
Please, contact our administrators for more information about bookings or referrals to culturally appropriate mental healthcare practitioners or professionals:
- Ayen Lual, CMRH, Mental Health Community Engagement Coordinator Phone: 0403 168 315
- Flora Chol, CMRH, Projects and Program Community Engagement Coordinator Phone: 0431 343 768, Email: email@example.com
Our Spiritual Counsellor, Clinicians, Counsellors and Psychiatrists
- Deng Riak, Bachelors (Hons) and Master of Social Work Phone: 0411 062 170
- Richard Mafuriranwa (PhD) Phone: 0416 547 442
Information and Resources
In these resources, will you find the correct information to access appropriate mental health services?
Where to get further help, including organisations that work with all Australians:
- Suicide Call back Service on 1300 659 467
- DirectLine Victoria Drug/Alcohol Counselling on 1800 888 236
- Head to Health (to find digital health resources)
- Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) – call 1300 22 4636
- Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) – online help
- headspace (online tools for young people)
- Mensline Australia-call 1300 78 99 78
- Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) – call 13 1114 or chat online
- Relationships Australia– 1300 364 277
Head to Health (What should you know about mental health conditions and disorders?), Beyond Blue (What is mental health?), Black Dog Institute (General wellbeing), headspace (Tips to keep good mental health), Mensline (Men’s mental Health – common challenges).
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