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Symptom checker

Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Supporting someone with a mental health issue

You may find it difficult talking to someone with a mental health issue. Follow these guidelines on how to support your loved one when they are struggling.

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Mental health resources for adults

Mental health resources for adults, including ways to support and maintain good mental health and where to get help.

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Australian mental health services

It can be difficult to understand how the mental health system in Australia operates. Learn about this complex network of services and how you can access what you need.

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Mental health: where to get help

Learn how to navigate the Australian mental health system and its helpful services – and find out about any potential costs.

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Paying for mental health services

Mental health costs vary depending where you are and what service you are provided. Learn more about the services and what the costs may be.

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Mental health nurses

Information about mental health nurses, including what a mental health nurse is, what a mental health nurse does, where a mental health nurse works and how a mental health nurse can help.

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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.

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Community mental health services

Community mental health services are for people with severe types of mental illnesses. Learn about your local community mental health services.

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Mental health services by state and territory

State and territory governments offer hospital, emergency and community mental health services. Learn what services are available in your region.

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Recovery and mental health

Trusted information about recovery and mental health, including information on mental health recovery, such as the 'recovery approach' to mental health, mental health recovery plans and how to get help with mental health recovery from leading Australian health organisations.

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Mental health disorders

Trusted information on mental health disorders including what to do when diagnosed and living with mental health disorders.

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