Mental Health

If you feel that you may be affected by a mental health condition, speaking to a GP is a really good place to start. Mental health conditions are treatable and the earlier you seek support the better. It is our view that mental health is about wellness rather than illness – it’s about finding ways to achieve your best possible mental health and full potential in life. Our Doctors will work with you to help you achieve this.

How can our Doctors help you?

In a private consultation, our Doctors will assess your current situation and provide personalised, confidential advice. This may include strategies to help you manage your stress levels or sleep concerns, ways to achieve a sustainable work/life balance, or guidance to help you get through a rough patch.

Other common mental health conditions in patients may include:

  • anxiety
  • depression and insomnia
  • suicide prevention
  • self-harm and self injury
  • phobias like flight or social anxiety
  • pregnancy and early parenthood
  • low immune system
  • stress management
  • grief and loss.

In some instances your SmartClinics Doctor may recommend a range of different treatment options that may include seeing a mental health specialist, such as a psychologists, social workers or occupational therapists. For the convenience of our patients, many SmartClinics Medical Centres have a number of Specialists who consult from within SmartClinics centres.

Bulk Billed Mental Health Care Plans

A mental health care plan may include access to a private psychologist, therapist, social worker, or mental health nurse. Sessions with any mental health professional (except private Psychiatrist’s) can be bulk billed and can include 10 ‘free’ sessions with healthcare professionals that is private and personalised for your own needs.

Click here to read more about booking your care plan. 

If you would like to make an appointment to see a Doctor, you can book online or call your nearest clinic. There are also a number of organisations that offer free help and advice, such as Beyond Blue (call 1300 22 4636) or Lifeline (call 13 11 14). For more helplines and services, click here

It’s important that you are treated by a Doctor who you feel you can connect with. To find a SmartClinics GP who has a special interest in mental health, or who meets your specific needs you might like to use our Doctor Search tool.