According to Beyond Blue, nearly one in two will Australians will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime.
I have a particular interest in mental health, so if you suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or other issues, please book in to see me. No problem is too small.
As a member of the ASPM (Australian Society for Psychological Medicine), I completed Focused Psychological Strategies (FPS) Skills Level 2 Training in 2016. This combination of medical and psychological skills is unique to doctors with mental health training, and helps me to find a balance that is both holistic and in-depth.
Ongoing professional development allows me to also provide longer mental health consultations for which you can receive rebates through a Mental Health Plan (up to ten sessions per calendar year). I can also refer to you to a suitable psychologist or psychiatrist, if we decide that would be helpful. If you or someone you know needs help, please talk to someone you trust or go and see your GP.
There is also a great portal produced by the Australian Government which helps consumers find support, from 24/7 organisations like Lifeline and Kids Helpline, websites like Beyond Blue, to mental health learning modules online, and useful apps. Check out Head to Health.
Finally, I've written a couple of articles relating to mental health in the Articles section. Come and visit!