It can be difficult to know how to manage mental health challenges. We can support individuals and their families with a range of services.
Family Mental Health Support Service
Caring for a young person with mental health issues can be challenging. The Family Mental Health Support Service provides information, support and counselling for families who have concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of a child or young person.Read more
The service assists and supports children and young people aged up to 18 who may be affected by a mental health issue. We aim to increase understanding and awareness of mental health issues, and support children and families to improve their mental health, resilience and confidence.
We can also assist you with information, referrals, group programs, community activities, and short-term and longer-term individual and family counselling.
This service is available to people living in the Onkaparinga, Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and Alexandrina local government areas.
headspace Mount Gambier
Are you a young person aged 12 to 25 seeking advice, support or information?
At headspace Mount Gambier we provide support across a range of issues including mental health, education, employment, alcohol and drugs.
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You may like to see us if you:
- feel like things aren’t quite right
- feel down, depressed or stressed
- aren’t coping at school, work or home
- are experiencing bullying or abuse
- are having relationship problems, or trouble at home
- have a tough time getting or keeping a job
- find it hard to concentrate or make decisions
- are concerned about drinking or drug use
- are concerned about contraception or sex
- want to talk about health-related issues.
Our service is free, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental. Drop in to see us, give us a call or send us an email. You can also ask a friend, family member, teacher or doctor to contact us for you.
headspace is a network of centres across Australia that give young people access to health workers. Uniting Communities operates headspace Mount Gambier.
Support for older people experiencing mental illness
The Southern and Northern Supported Recovery program can help older people who are experiencing mental illness to increase their independence and enhance their quality of life.Read more
This program provides non-clinical support for people who:
- require support to continue living in their own home
- are socially or physically isolated
- have no access or limited access to support services
- are at risk of homelessness
- require frequent hospital admissions for either physical or mental health concerns
- present frequently at hospital emergency departments.
We support older people living in the southern and northern metropolitan area.
Psycho-social disability services
We provide recovery support services if you are experiencing long-term mental health issues, and would like support to live the best life you can.
- skills development
- help to participate in your community and in areas of interest
- feedback and coaching
- support with daily tasks.
This service is available in regions where the NDIS has commenced.