If your life is in danger, please call 000

What do we offer?

MTHCS is not funded for mental health services but we are here to help and can put you in contact with the right service. There are many resources to which you can refer for information about mental illness.  Helplines, websites and government mental health information services provide a range of services. Refer to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Support in the Mallee Track Region factsheet for more information.

Early signs

If you're feeling overwhelmed, sad or moody, tired, fearful of worried about the safety of yourself or others. 
Symptoms may include:

  • Having vivid or distressing dreams
  • Being unusually irritable or angry and/or restless and fidgety
  • Working too much or too little

When to reach out for help?

When these signs, feelings, thoughts or behaviours have gone on for more than two weeks and are beginning
to impact your day-to-day life. These might include:

  • Loss of interest in activities that are normally enjoyed
  • Avoiding others such as withdrawing from social networks, work or family
  • Behaving out of character
  • Feeling overwhelmed by tasks that would normally be done easily
  • Being unable to concentrate
  • Having increased concern for physical health issues including for the physical health of babies if a new parent
  • Regularly feeling sick and run down
  • Experiencing changes in sleep patterns, sleeping too much or too little
  • Changes in appetite (losing or gaining weight)
  • Increasing use of alcohol, cigarettes and/or drugs

Where to get help along the Mallee Track

Your local General Practitioner can support people to maintain health and wellbeing and identify the early signs of mental illness. With a mental health treatment plan, your GP can refer you for to up to 10 Medicare rebated allied health mental health services per calendar year. They can also link you in with other services that may help you or your loved one.

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