Our Community Health Counselling program is a free counselling service for people aged 6 and over (people aged 6-15 will need parental assistance).
Our counsellors include social workers and psychologists who can help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours; coach and support you to make helpful changes; help you to improve your relationship with family, friends and others.
Our counsellors will listen to what matters to you, respect your privacy and respond to your needs where possible.
We can help with mild to moderate mental health problems such as anxiety and depression; living with diabetes, heart disease or other chronic health conditions; adjusting to family and life changes; dealing with stress and traumatic events; problems with relationships at home, work or school; strong emotions that are hard to manage.
How do I get an appointment?
Contact your nearest IPC Health campus. Parents can make an appointment for their children aged 6 – 15 years. You will be offered one counselling session to get you started. If you want further counselling you may be placed on a waiting list.
If you need immediate help with mental health issues:
Psychiatric triage (information, assessment and referral)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week Telephone: 1300 657 259
Lifeline 13 11 44
We often run groups for issues such as family violence, depression, anxiety and social isolation.
Ask at your local campus about what groups are running.
Can I have an interpreter?
Yes. Ask if you need an interpreter. Interpreters are free.