Psychiatrists and psychologists
A psychiatrist is a doctor who has done extra medical training to become a specialist in mental health. Learn about what they do and how they can help you.
Mental health professionals
Mental health isn’t the area of psychologists and psychiatrists alone. Discover the different types of mental health workers available to you.
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Wonder why psychiatrists and psychologists are different? Did you know that prebiotics and probiotics are not the same? Learn the differences between those things, and more.
Find a health service
healthdirect Service Finder is a free service that helps you locate the nearest health services in any part of Australia. You can search for health services such as general practitioners, hospitals, dentists, psychologists, hospitals, mental health, optical, pathology, pharmacies and a wide range of others. Find contact details, opening hours and billing options as well as other useful information for these providers. The service finder is also available via the healthdirect mobile app.
Counsellors and counselling
Counsellors work in mental health and other settings. They specialise in building relationships based on discussions between the client and counsellor.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects people of all ages. Find out about ADHD symptoms and how ADHD is diagnosed and treated.
Dyslexia is a common learning disability that makes reading and spelling difficult. Evidence-based programs can help people learn to read and spell.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) that helps a person to identify and change unhealthy or damaging thinking habits.
Separation anxiety disorder commonly occurs among young children. However, it is now also recognised as a condition that can affect adults.
Psychotherapy is a group of therapies designed to help someone change their thinking patterns and improve their coping skills.