Mental Health Gardenvale
Mental Health Care Gardenvale
The pandemic reminded us all about many important things, including the importance of mental well-being. 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 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 affect your immune system, making you more vulnerable to infections and viruses.
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 Mental Health Questions Answered
The best way to discuss your thoughts and concerns with your doctor is through mental health care plans. 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.
The gap payment will be $46 regardless of how long it takes to set up your mental healthcare plan.
Medicare funds a portion of the cost of your appointments with your psychologist.
Mental health disorders are more common than people think. According to the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, one in five Australian adults has suffered from a mental disorder within the past 12 months. Nearly one in two Australians will have a mental health condition at some point in their life.
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 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 know that visiting the doctor can be stressful for many reasons. That is why we strive to make sure you feel welcome and taken care of every time you visit us. Our approachability helps us to stand out from the crowd, so you can feel comfortable discussing your concerns with any of our caring, experienced, and knowledgeable staff.
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. 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.