While some mental health problems are fairly common, they are often misunderstood.  This section provides a brief outline of mental health problems and the supports available.

If you, or someone you know, might be showing signs of a mental health problem, it is important to get support and information.

Support can include:

  • Informal help from friends or family.

  • Having a confidential and safe place to talk with a mental health organisation.

  • Advice from a G.P. who can offer a number of support options and talk to you about services in your area.

  • Accessing psychology, counselling, psychiatry or medication - or a combination of these things. Find out more about services and supports here or for more detailed information on mental health conditions and related medicines, you can also visit Choice & Medication. This site provides answers to many commonly asked questions about medication.

It is important that you get the help, support and information you need to either support yourself, or support someone else. Taking that first step can be frightening, but reaching out for support will help you decide what is best for you at this time.