Mental health services by state and territory
State and territory governments offer hospital, emergency and community mental health services. Learn about services available in your region.
Australian mental health services
It can be difficult to understand how the complex mental health system in Australia operates. Learn how you can access the care you need.
Paying for mental health services
Mental health costs vary depending on where you are and what service you are provided. Learn more about the services and what the costs might be.
Low cost or free mental health services
Depending upon your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate on Government programs to assist with your treatment.
Mental health care plan
A mental health care plan is a plan for people with a mental health disorder created by your doctor, outlining the goals for your treatment.
Talking to your doctor (GP) about mental health
A doctor (GP) is a good place to start for most mental health conditions. They can provide treatment or refer you to other mental health services.
CATT – the crisis assessment and treatment team
A crisis assessment and treatment team (CATT) provides immediate help during a mental health crisis. Here's what you need to know about crisis management.
Mental health resources for adults
Good mental health increases your enjoyment and appreciation of all aspects of life, and improves your ability to cope with life’s challenges.
Mental health nurses
Mental health nurses are registered nurses who have specialist qualifications in mental health. They work with doctors and psychiatrists to monitor a person’s health and provide links with other health professionals and services.
Mental health helplines
Information about key groups that can help with mental health problems, including healthdirect partners and leading Australian health organisations.