Mental Health Bentleigh
Mental Health Care Bentleigh
The pandemic has reminded us all of a lot of things, the importance of mental health being one of the most significant ones. Self-care plays a vital role in our overall wellbeing. It is especially important for those who are going through stressful or emotional times. Newbay Medical Clinic has the expertise to diagnose and manage mental health conditions that could impact your daily life. We can help you get the help and support you deserve.
Why invest in mental health?
Investing in your mental health is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Recognising where you need support and getting it is essential for both your present and future self.
Good mental health can help you to “switch off” at night, so that you can get good sleep.
We want you all to feel as happy as possible.
Stress can lower your immune system, leaving you susceptible to viruses and infections.
Untreated mental health issues can cause you to feel irritable and angry.
Having good relationships with others in your life helps with your overall well-being.
Although low self-esteem by itself isn’t a condition of mental health, the two are strongly connected.
Your questions about mental health answered
You can discuss your thoughts with your doctor by setting up a mental health care plan. A standard 20-minute appointment can be made with any of our GPs to set up a mental care plan. However, you may request a longer appointment if needed.
A mental health care plan provides up to 20 sessions per calendar year.
No matter how long your appointment is to establish your mental health care plan for you, the gap you will pay is $46
Medicare pays a portion for your sessions with your psychologist.
Mental health conditions are more common that you might think. According to the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, one in five Australian adults had a mental disorder in the previous 12 months, and nearly one in two Australians will experience a mental health disorder during at least one point in their lives.
At Newbay Medical Clinic we offer a range of mental health support for people with long-term or non-emergency mental health conditions. Please make a booking to discuss with a GP and develop a mental health plan to overcome these hurdles.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, however, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or text them on 0477 131 114.
Your Mental Health Partner
Your GP is crucial in your mental wellbeing journey. Although we are not the person to offer counselling or mental health therapy, our role is that of your guide and coordinator, making sure you get the right care. We can refer you to the appropriate care provider and we can coordinate multi-disciplinary care.
Why Choose Us?
Newbay Medical Clinic is proud of its prompt, quality service and ability to make you feel at home. We understand that visiting the doctor can be a stressful experience for many reasons, and we aim to make you feel welcomed and cared for every time you come through our door (or phone line, or website!). Our friendly approach makes us stand out among the rest. You can talk with any of our experienced and knowledgeable staff about your concerns.
We’re Here to Help With Your Mental Health
You don’t have to be embarrassed about your mental health. Being open about your mental health concerns is the best thing you can do for your well-being, your future, and yourself. Newbay Medical Clinic is aware that mental health can be just as important and will work to help you feel the best you can and get the help and support you deserve. For more information about setting up a plan for mental health, please contact our friendly and professional staff.