Professional Services

Women consumers and carers who experience mental illness may prefer to choose their own health professional or want more information. They also may need legal advice.

Select from the services listed below for more information or download WMHNV Professional Services Info for Women.

Counselling

Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASA) – by location – 03 9635 3600
Mental health nurses for counselling – 1300 224 636
Switchboard (LGBTI info, support and referral) – 1800 184 527

General Health Services Information

Aged Persons Mental Health Services (65+ years) – 03 9096 0000
Forensicare – support for family & friends of consumers in the justice system – 03 9495 9100
Statewide rural, regional & metro women’s health services – online information
Victorian Govt. mental health services – find a local service

Legal Information

Mental Health Complaints Commissioner –  1800 246 054
Mental Health Act 2014 handbook – 1300 650 172
Mental Health Legal Centre – 1800 555 887
Victorian Legal Aid Intro to the Mental Health Act 2014 – 1300 792 387
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council – 03 9380 3900

Medical Related

Beyond Blue – find a professional – 1300 224 636
Black Dog Institute fact sheet – GPs who are mental-health friendly – 02 9382 4530
Female Psychiatrists – by location – 03 9640 0646
Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists – by location – 03 9640 0646

Research

The Women’s – Centre for Women’s Mental Health
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
Women’s Health in the 21st Century

 


Disclaimer: Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material contained on this website, the information is made available on the basis that The Network is not providing professional advice on a particular matter. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice nor is it an exhaustive list.

Nothing contained in this website is intended to be used as medical advice, nor should it be used as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice.

If you need urgent support please contact your doctor or call Lifeline – 13 11 14.

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