Mental health describes a person's emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. Poor mental health can affect your mood, thoughts, behaviour and other aspects of your life.

In an emergency, call 000

If you are in an emergency situation where you are worried about your safety or someone else's, call 000 for an immediate response.

If you need to talk, contact Lifeline, SuicideLine or Beyond Blue.

Our approach to care

We work alongside consumers, their families and carers to achieve the best possible outcome for those accessing our services and to support their recovery.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Act

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Act outlines how services are to communicate and provide treatment to people with mental illness, as well as a person's rights to make decisions about their care.

Options for getting help with your mental health

There is a range of options about where to get help for your mental health, including your doctor, a mental health professional or community support.

What to expect

We have information to prepare you for your first appointment and what to expect for ongoing treatment.

Recovery stories

Explore the personal narratives and practical advice of people who live with a mental illness or look after someone with a mental illness.

Support for consumers, families and carers

If you know someone who is struggling with mental health issues, there are things you can do to help.

Mental health referrals

Our mental health and wellbeing services are for people with a significant level of mental disturbance, psychosocial need or risk to themselves or others due to mental illness.

Workshops and programs for mental health professionals

We provide clinically relevant education and training sessions to support our staff in their continuing professional development.

Drive Safe: Driving & mental health

We have resources to help you to understand when you're OK and safe to drive, as well as your rights and responsibilities as a driver experiencing a mental health condition.

Last updated 30 November 2022