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 in Midland and Armadale, and 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday at Gosnells and Mirrabooka in the Perth metro area.