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Community Mental Health Service (Health NSW SWSLHD)

Community Mental Health Emergency Team (CoMHET)

Phone: 1300 787 799 (Available 24/7)
Website: https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/chccw.html

CoMHET is the intake service and initial point of contact for adults (aged 18 years and over) and young people (aged 14-24 years) who have severe & complex mental health disorders that live in the Macarthur region. Provides comprehensive triage, mental health assessment in community setting (home visit), ambulatory care, and information about mental health and referral to other treatment/support services.

Call outs are required to be low in urgency (response appropriate within 48 hours). Call triple zero (000) if a response is required within 24 hours.

Campbelltown Community Mental Health

Phone: 02 4629 5400
Website: https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/chccw.html

Campbelltown Community Mental Health Team: provides clinical services to people living in the community who have complex mental health needs and require ongoing care and management.

Macarthur Mental Health Youth Team (MMHYT): provides a comprehensive early intervention and treatment service for young people aged between 14 – 24 years of age who are experiencing serious mental health disorders. The program includes initial treatment, education and support to consumers and their families and providing treatment and care for up to the first three (3) years of illness.

Tahmoor Wollondilly Community Mental Health

Phone: 02 4683 6000
Website: https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/chccw.html

All Campbelltown based mental health services provide outreach treatment into the Wollondilly region. In addition, there is a team of mental health clinicians based full-time at the Tahmoor Wollondilly Community Health Centre.

Wingecarribee Community Mental Health Service

Wingecarribee Community Mental Health Team (CMHT): Provides clinical services to people living in the community who have complex mental health needs and require ongoing care and management.

Phone: 02 4861 8000
Website: https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/chWing.html

Centre of Youth: This is a specialist service for young people aged 12 – 18 years who are experiencing mental health disorders.

Phone: 02 4861 0385
Website: https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/chWing.html

General

Mental Health Line (Health NSW)

NSW Phone: 1800 011 511
Website: https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/access.html

A state-wide 24-hour mental health telephone access and information service. Anyone with a mental health concern can use the Mental Health Line to speak with a mental health professional and be directed to the right care for them. Carers, other health professionals and emergency service workers can also use the Mental Health Line for advice about a person’s clinical symptoms, the urgency of the need for care and local treatment options.

Beyondblue

Phone: 1300 224 636 (Information line)
TTY: 133 677
Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with depression, to increase awareness of depression, anxiety and related disorders throughout Australia.

The website includes a directory of online self-help mental health services and therapies aimed at helping people better manage depression, anxiety and related illnesses.

Beyond Blue – New Access

Website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/newaccess

NewAccess is a free confidential program for anyone who is feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed about everyday life issues, such as work, study, relationships, health or loneliness. A NewAccess Coach supports you to overcome difficult issues and regain confidence. It’s a free, structured six session program. It provides practical tools to manage everyday challenges. No doctor’s referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan is required.
It’s available via phone or face‑to‑face.

Black Dog Institute

Phone: 02 9382 4530 (reception)
Phone: 02 9382 2991 (clinic)
Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

The Black Dog Institute is an educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders – a range of disorders that include depression and bipolar disorder. The Institute is attached to the Prince of Wales Hospital and affiliated with the University of New South Wales.

Grow

Phone (Australia wide): 1800 558 268
Website: www.grow.org.au

Grow’s program of personal growth, group method and sharing, caring community has been developed from the findings and experience of people with a mental illness in the course of their recovery and rebuilding their lives. Grow also runs weekly support meetings in various parts of Sydney for anyone who has anxiety, depression or other mental illness, or just finding it hard to deal with the life’s challenges

Grow – Residential Program (18+ years)

Phone: 02 9606 0579
Address: West Hoxton, near Liverpool
Website: https://grow.org.au/learn-more-about-grows-residential-rehabilitation-program/

A 12-step recovery program for males and females experiencing a mental illness alone, or mental illness coupled with substance abuse or alcohol dependence.

Lifeline

Phone: Crisis support: 13 11 14 (24/7) / Lifeline Macarthur general enquiries: 02 4645 7200
Texting service: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEST)
Website: http://www.lifelinemacarthur.org.au/our-services/telephone-crisis-support/

24/7 confidential telephone crisis support service. Trained crisis supporters are ready to listen, provide support and referrals. Support groups available for suicide attempt survivors and bereavement support for family/friends.

Macarthur Disability Services

Phone: 02 4621 8400
Website: https://www.mdservices.com.au/services/ndis-services/mental-health-services/

Mental Health Support Coordination – focused on offering support coordination to participants with severe and persistent mental illness who have transitioned to the NDIS with a focus on recovery goals and capacity building. Includes coordinating services under the NDIS to better meet the needs of the participants.

NDIS Mental Health Support – offers individual support to participants with a psychosocial disability to work towards their NDIS goals with a focus on recovery from a mental illness Supports participants to improve their daily living skills, empowering them to become more independent. Daily living skills may include cooking, budgeting, shopping, social and community participation, recreational activities, life management.

Mental Health Advocacy Service

Phone: 02 9745 4277 (Burwood office)
Website: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/civil-law/mental-health-advice

A service of Legal Aid NSW which offers free legal information, advice and assistance about mental health matters.

MindSpot

Phone: 1800 61 44 34
Website: www.mindspot.org.au

A free service for adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. Includes online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression.

Recovery Point

Website: www.recoverypoint.org.au

Directory for mental health information and services in South Western Sydney.

Suicide Callback Service

Phone: 1300 659 467
Website: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Counselling services available via telephone, online chat and video chat.

SWSPHN Central Intake Team

Phone: 1300 797 746 (general enquiries)
Website: www.swsphn.com.au/mentalhealth

Offers a range of free mental health support services for children, young people and adults from the South West Sydney region who would otherwise have little or no access to mental health services. GP referral required.

The Disability Trust – Mental Health Respite

Phone: Campbelltown 02 4610 8700 / Mittagong 02 4851 4240
Website: https://www.disabilitytrust.org.au/services-and-support/mental-health-services

Supports people with psychosocial disability to access the community and enjoy the living, learning and work opportunities of their choice while providing a break for their carers or families.

Way Ahead Mental Health Association NSW

Phone: Support line for general mental health enquiries 1300 794 991 / Support line specifically for anxiety disorders 1300 794 992
Website: wayahead.org.au

A community based organisation which develops mental health initiatives, including two information lines which operate Monday to Friday (9.00 am – 5.00 pm). WayAhead does not provide a crisis service but can help you find the right support.

Youth Services

Adolescent Mental Health Team – Centre of Youth (COY)

Phone: 02 4861 0385
Website: www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/chWing.html

Specialist mobile service for young people, aged 12 – 17 years, who have mental health needs and are at risk. Provides acute assessments, support and counselling, and links to other specialist services. Located at the rear of Bowral District Hospital via Ascot Road.

headspace – Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Phone: Bankstown 02 9393 9669 / Campbelltown 02 4627 9089 / Liverpool 02 8785 3200
Website: www.headspace.org.au

Connect with a clinician: 1800 650 890 or https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/connect-with-a-clinician/ [7 days 9.00 am – 1.00 am (Melbourne time / AEST)]

A range of mental health services aimed at young people, 12 – 25 years of age. The program is covered by the Medicare scheme as part of a mental health care plan developed by a general practitioner or other medical doctor. Young people can also connect with a headspace clinician online or via email or telephone.

Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ICAMHS)

Phone: 02 4621 5000 (Macarthur CAMHS)
Website: https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/ICAMental.html

Provides a range of services to support families and children (under 18 years of age). The primary aim of ICAMHS is to assess and treat mental health problems. Also provides diagnostic clarification and recommendations. After assessment ICAMHS is able to offer a number of different services including individual therapy, family work and group work. A referral is required from a general practitioner, paediatrician, school counsellor or mental health clinician.

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800
Website: www.kidshelpline.com.au

24/7 phone and online counselling service for children and young people aged 5-25 years.

SWSPHN Central Intake Team

Phone: 1300 797 746 (general enquiries)
Website: www.swsphn.com.au/mentalhealth

Offers a range of free mental health support services for children, young people and adults from the South West Sydney region who would otherwise have little or no access to mental health services. GP referral required.

SWSLHD Community Health Centres – Child and Family Psychology

Phone: 02 8788 4200 (ask for Child and Family Psychology)
Website: https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/communityhealth/psychology.html

Bulk-billed Child and Family Psychology services for children aged 0-12 years (still attending primary school) who live in the local government area. Provides support to assess and treat a range of issues like behaviour problems, emotional problems, trauma, anxiety and depression.

Youth Health Services (SWSLHD)

For more information visit: https://youthsolutions.com.au/get-help/youth-health-services-swslhd/

 

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