Mental Health Elwood
Mental Health Care Elwood
We have all been reminded of many things by the pandemic, with mental health being the most important. 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 essential for your overall quality of life Recognising areas where you may need assistance and seeking the support you need can make a big difference in your future and present self.
Good mental health will allow you to sleep well at night and ‘switch off’.
We want you all to feel as happy as possible.
Stress can reduce your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections and viruses.
Untreated mental illness can make you feel angry and irritable.
Good relationships are key to your well-being.
Low self-esteem, while not necessarily a sign of mental illness, is strongly linked to the other.
Your questions about mental health answered
Mental health care plans are a great way to explore your thoughts with your doctor. You can set up a mental health care plan in a standard 20-minute appointment with one of our GPs, however, feel free to request a longer appointment if necessary.
A mental health care plan provides up to 20 sessions per calendar year.
Regardless of the length of your appointment to set up your mental health care plan, the gap that you pay will be $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 plays an important role in your mental health journey. We may not be qualified to provide counselling or other mental health services, but we can act as your guide and coordinator so that you receive the best care possible. If you need support from multiple specialties, we can also refer you to the appropriate provider.
Why Choose Us?
Newbay Medical Clinic prides itself on providing prompt and quality service, and making you feel as comfortable and at ease as possible. 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). We are different from other doctors because of our approachability. This allows us to be open and honest with you, so that you feel at ease discussing your concerns with any of the caring, knowledgeable, and experienced staff.
We’re Here to Help With Your Mental Health
Mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Talking up is one the best things that you can do to improve your life, your wellbeing, as well as your future. 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.