GPs, psychologists and psychiatrists
You may wish to see a psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental health professional.
Visit your General Practitioner (GP) for advice or referrals to these services, or search the web for a professional in your area. GPs are also well placed to conduct mental illness assessments and develop a mental health treatment plan for most instances of mild to moderate mental health conditions. Choosing a GP.
The Better Access program provides rebates and access via Medicare to mental health professionals and team-based care, including via telehealth. The program is managed by the Federal Government. You will generally need to see your GP for a referral.
To find a professional yourself, the Australian Psychological Society and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists each have listings of their professionals on their websites. You might also like to try Lysn, PORTS or Call to Mind which provide online appointments to health professionals.
One stop shop centres (enhanced primary care)
Between 12 and 25? You can access your local headspace centre in regions around Western Australia. They are provided by the Australian Government through the WA Primary Health Alliance and delivered by youth specialist community based organisations.
An adult near Midland? The WA Primary Health Alliance is also currently developing a new adult centre for adults that will provide a 'one stop shop' enhanced primary care service, like a headspace for adults. More information.