The first step in terms of finding out what help is available for you is to talk with the staff at BOICO. They are in the best position to advise what sort of help is available, any associated costs, and how to access it.
Outside of BOICO, talking with your GP is also important as they will be able to put you in contact with different agencies and help you access help. They will also be able to provide you with referral to a local Psychologist via a ‘Mental Health Care Plan’. This plan is supported by Medicare, which means that your sessions with a psychologist will either be free or incur a small ‘gap’ payment.
Accessing these resource pages and reading through them can give you lots of useful tips and tools.
Additional useful contact numbers and resources include:
(08) 9072 1072
(08) 9427 7100
1800 242 636
13 11 14 (24hrs)
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
1800 187 263
Mental Health Carers Australia
1300 554 660
Phone: 1300 264 277
Alcohol and Drug Information Service
1800 198 024
Head to Health has a great list of online resources at: