Mental Health Caulfield South
Mental Health Care Caulfield South
The pandemic has brought to our attention many things, but the most important one being mental health. Self-care plays a vital role in our overall wellbeing. It is especially important for those who are going through stressful or emotional times. Our team at Newbay Medical Clinic are experienced in diagnosing and managing mental health conditions that can impact your daily life, and can help you to access the help you need and deserve.
Why Invest in Your Mental Health?
Investing in your mental health is essential for your overall quality of life Recognising areas you need help in and getting the help you need is vital to both your current and future self, and can help you to:
Good mental health allows you to “switch off” at night so that you can sleep well.
We want to make sure you experience the best possible happiness every day!
Stress can affect your immune system, making you more vulnerable to infections and viruses.
Untreated mental illness can make you feel angry and irritable.
Your overall well-being is enhanced by having good relationships with other people in your life.
Although low self-esteem by itself isn’t a condition of mental health, the two are strongly connected.
Questions about Mental Health Answered
You can discuss your thoughts with your doctor by setting up a mental health care plan. Although a 20-minute appointment is sufficient to establish a mental health plan with one of our doctors, it’s possible to request a longer appointment for more detailed discussions.
A mental healthcare plan includes up to 20 sessions per calendar year.
The gap payment will be $46 regardless of how long it takes to set up your mental healthcare plan.
Medicare will pay a portion of your visits to your psychologist.
Mental health disorders are more common than people think. The 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing found that one fifth of Australian adults have had a psychological disorder within the last 12 months. Nearly one-third of Australians will also experience a serious mental health condition during their lifetime.
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 plays a crucial role in your mental wellness journey. While we may not be the professional to provide you with counselling and mental health therapy, we act as your coordinator and guide, ensuring you access the care you need. We are able to help you find the right care provider. If you have multiple needs, we can also prescribe medication and coordinate multidisciplinary care.
Why Choose Us?
Newbay Medical Clinic is proud of its prompt, quality service and ability to make you feel at home. Visiting the doctor can often be stressful. Therefore, we want to make sure that you feel at ease every time your visit (or via phone 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. Speaking up is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your wellbeing, and your future. At Newbay Medical Clinic, we recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health, and we’re dedicated to helping you feel your best and access the help you need and deserve. Get in touch with our caring, professional team to learn more about setting up a program for your mental health.