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:  

  • Mental Wellbeing Services - low- or no-cost psychological support and counselling in Ballarat, Victoria and Midland, Cockburn and Mandurah in Perth, Western Australia.
  • 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.
  • Head to Health – a free, walk-in community service for people with mild to moderate mental health concerns, open 10.00am to 8.00pm every day of the year.