Brief Intervention Talking Therapies
People struggling with mental health issues can get up to five free sessions with a mental health
clinician to assess, treat and / or refer to other health services if needed.
Our clinicians are English speaking, however interpreters are available if needed.
Sessions are free and confidential.
1737, need to talk?
Anyone feeling stressed, anxious, worried, depressed, needing advice on mental health or addictions issues can free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day to speak to a mental health
Physical health checks
People with mental health conditions are reminded that it is just as important to look after your physical health. You should have an appointment with their GP at least once a year for a physical health check, especially if you are taking antipsychotic or opioid substitution medications.
Funding can sometimes be provided to assist with doctors fees if this is a barrier – please
discuss this with your GP.
Where to get help
Your GP is the best person to talk to about your mental health. They will be able to offer advice and point you to other services if needed.
MHERC (Mental Health Education & Resource Centre) is a helpful place for other mental health information and services. Visit the MHERC website for more information.
Partnership Community Workers
If you don’t have a regular GP, Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) can also help you connect to a practice and other health care you need, including mental health services. PCWs can help you:
- enrol at a Pegasus Health General Practice
- get to your doctor/hospital appointments, if transport is a problem for you
- visit Work and Income, if you find it difficult to pay for the doctor
- find other Community Services to support you.