Community mental health
Our community mental health services provide ongoing support and treatment to people with mental health issues.
Care is provided in a community setting, outside of a hospital, to help you address your mental health issues or challenges you face in your everyday life.
You may seek out our services to address a specific issue such as addiction or perinatal depression or for care for your ongoing mental health.
You can access some of our services by self-referral, for others you will need a referral from your general practitioner (GP) or other health practitioner.
Our community mental health services
Our community mental health services can be accessed through:
- Social Outreach community mental health services - low- or no-cost psychological support and counselling in Ballarat and Warrnambool in Victoria and Fremantle and Cockburn
in Perth, Western Australia. (Note: Electronic referral is now available for GPs referring in WA - see guides to adding this service to Medical Director, Best Practice or ZedMed and Information on Electronic Referral via ReferralNet)
- Raphael Services – specialist mental health care for mums, dads and families affected by perinatal anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.
- Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN) – support to help you reduce or stop substance use by providing care and support at home.
- South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service – community drug and alcohol service operating across the southwest of WA, based in Bunbury.
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