Mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being, influencing our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It affects how we cope with stress, relate to others, and make decisions.
Almost half of all Australians experience a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime and 1 in 5 have experienced a mental disorder in the previous year.
Mental health services play a vital role in addressing various mental health concerns, providing support, and fostering resilience. By seeking help from mental health professionals, individuals can better understand and manage their mental health challenges, leading to improved quality of life.
At Innovation Health Group, we are as committed to your mental well-being as we are to your physical health. Mental health care encompasses a wide range of services, including:
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Individual therapy (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy)
- Group therapy
- Family or couples therapy
- Medication management
- Crisis intervention and support
- Addiction counseling and treatment
- Stress management and relaxation techniques
- Coping skills development
- Support for specific mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia)
Talking to your GP frankly about any signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, or substance abuse is an excellent first step to getting the treatment you need.
Rest assured that your personal information and mental health records will be handled with the utmost confidentiality, in accordance with relevant privacy regulations. Your privacy and trust are our top priorities.
Our GPs have specialised training to diagnose mental health conditions, and if necessary, prescribe medication or refer you to a specialist.
We understand the importance of accessibility and convenience in mental health care, which is why we offer virtual therapy sessions. These sessions are conducted via secure video conferencing, allowing you to receive mental health support from the comfort of your own home. To schedule a teletherapy session, simply contact our office, and we will guide you through the booking process. Please ensure you have access to a stable internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone for the best teletherapy experience.
Q: What is a mental health check?
A: A mental health check is an assessment conducted by a mental health professional to evaluate an individual’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It may involve discussing personal experiences, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, as well as completing questionnaires or tests to identify any potential mental health concerns.
Q: How do I know if I need a mental health check?
A: If you are experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, stress, or emotional distress, it may be beneficial to seek a mental health check. Other signs that may indicate a need for assessment include changes in sleep patterns, appetite, energy levels, and difficulty concentrating or making decisions. Additionally, if your daily life, relationships, or work are being negatively affected by your mental state, a mental health check can help identify potential issues and provide guidance on how to address them.
Q: What should I expect during a mental health check?
A: During a mental health check, a mental health professional may ask about your personal and family history, current stressors, and any symptoms you are experiencing. They may also use questionnaires or tests to help assess your mental health status. The assessment may be part of an initial consultation, or it could be a more in-depth evaluation, depending on your specific concerns.