Mental Health

Mental illness affects people of all ages. A person’s mental health affects how they feel, think, behave and relate to others.

Research shows that one in five people in Australia will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives.

Some of the most common conditions are:

  • anxiety

  • affective disorders (depression)

  • substance use disorders (alcohol abuse)


Need Help?

Crisis Support Services - 1800 864 846
If you or others are facing an immediate threat or need urgent medical care, call 000 for police, ambulance, and fire and rescue services.

Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511
This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage the situation or put you in contact with the appropriate mental health team.

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
The Suicide Call Back Service provides free professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide. Support available 24/7.

Lifeline - 13 11 14
24/7 telephone crisis support service. Online crisis support also available.

Kids Help Line - 1800 551 800
Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia.

 
 

Local Mental Health Services

 
St George Mental Health Services  
Acute Adult Inpatient Mental Health Service 11 South St Kogarah NSW 2217 (02) 9113 1419
Acute Care Team (ACT) St George Community Mental Health Centre (02) 9553 2500
Adult Community Mental Health Service St George Community Mental Health Centre (02) 9553 2500
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) St George Hospital (02) 8198 7300
Co-location Employment Program St George Mental Health Service (02) 9553 2500
Older Persons Community Mental Health Service St George Hospital (02) 9113 2035
Older Persons Inpatient Mental Health Service St George Hospital (02) 9113 4859
(02) 9113 4860
Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre (PECC) St George Hospital (02) 9113 1419
Youth Mental Health & Early Psychosis Program St George Hospital (02) 8198 7300





















For more Helplines and Information see Emergency Contacts.




 

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