If you need to speak to someone urgently call:

Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
or 000 for emergency services if the matter is life threatening

Helpful Websites

The Australian Psychology Society – The APS is the leading organisation for psychologists in Australia and provides a code of ethics that psychologists must abide by.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – The registration and licensing board for psychologists and other health professionals. If you wish to check the registration status of a health professional, or wish to make a complaint, AHPRA is the service to assist.

Beyond Blue – living with anxiety or depression or know someone who is? Check out the Beyond Blue information and resources. They cater for young, old, LGBTI, Aboriginal, and others.

Headspace – help for young people aged 12 to 25 with stress, mental health or drug and alcohol issues. Counselling is offered online, over the phone and through their centres.

Youth Focus – an independent Western Australian not-for-profit working to stop youth suicide. Youth Focus works with young people aged 12-25 to help them overcome issues associated with depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts through the provision of free, unlimited and professional face-to-face individual counselling and other mental health services.

The Centre for Clinical Interventions – A state-wide program run by the Dept of Health, providing clinically applied psychosocial research, and clinical services for adults suffering from anxiety, mood and eating disorders.  CCI offers self-help online programs as well as group and individual face-to-face therapy

 

Downloadable Resources

Seeing a psychologist under a GP referral

2018-19 APS Recommended_Fees – a breakdown on fees and services provided by psychologists (please note this is recommended fees and individual clinics will vary)

APS Charter-for-clients – your expectations and rights when seeing a Psychologist

Medicare and Better Access to Mental Health patients – further information about being referred to a psychologist by your GP

 

Mental Health Resources (work in progress)

Depression and substance use – a resource from the USA with reference to relevant neurological research and current knowledge on the brain and addiction