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Below is a list of mental health support services, including youth mental health support, community mental health programs, mental health organisations, hospital mental health services and mental health education programs. If you cannot find local mental health support services for your area, there is a list of state and national mental health support services at the bottom of this page, including those offering counselling and referral services.

Geraldton Health Campus

The Geraldton Health Campus is the regional health campus for the Midwest region and includes the Geraldton Hospital. Services provided at the Geraldton Health Campus include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • 24 hour Emergency Department (supported by Emergency Telehealth Services)
  • Maternity and newborn services
  • Surgical services
  • Renal
  • Medical specialist services
  • Medical imaging
  • High dependency/intensive care
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care services
  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)
  • Telehealth
  • Comprehensive cancer care
  • Midwest Cancer Centre
  • Visiting oncologists
  • Regional Cancer Care Coordinator
  • McGrath Breast Care nurses
  • Protea Lodge
  • Community health
  • Allied health
  • Public health
  • Aged and community care
  • Mental health
  • Community Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Visiting specialist services
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Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

A community-controlled Aboriginal organisation, offering affordable and culturally appropriate health services to the Mid West and Murchison communities.

Through resident and mobile services, they work collaboratively with service providers to offer a range of comprehensive primary health care programs. GRAMS believes in promoting healthy lifestyles, social and emotional well-being and early interventions. They provide services such as:

  • Antenatal & Postnatal
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Child Health & Immunisations
  • Hearing & Eye Health
  • Dental Health Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sexual Health
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Respiratory Clinic
  • Wellbeing Clinic
  • Psychologist
  • Pre-Consult & Treatment
  • General Consulting
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Youth Focus Geraldton (headspace)

Youth Focus provides a friendly, confidential and professional service for young people who are in need of counselling and support. Our Counsellors are trained professionals who work with young people specifically around issues associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Youth counselling appointments are free of charge.

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The Midwest Mental Health and Community Alcohol and Drug Service

The Midwest Mental Health and Community Alcohol and Drug Service provides multidisciplinary assessment, treatment and advice to consumers in the Midwest region with moderate to severe mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues.  It also provides support to carers, local health services and other agencies that work with people experiencing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues.

MMH & CADS provides services in:

  • Adult Mental Health (18 – 65 years)
  • Older Adult Mental Health (65+)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (up to 18 Years)
  • Community Alcohol and Drug Services
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Ruah Community Services

Our team in Geraldton offers personalised support and respite accommodation for people in the area who are diagnosed and living with severe and persistent mental illness.
The service operates a four-bed respite care facility and is open to people aged 18-65. Clients must be case managed by their General Practitioner, the Midwest Mental Health Service or a psychiatrist.
 
Referrals can only be accepted from treating mental health professionals who are available to provide shared care with Ruah’s personalised support services.
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Helping Minds Geraldton

Counselling for family and friends: Free and confidential counselling to people who are supporting a family member or a friend living with mental health challenges, including:
 
• Individual counselling appointments
• In-school counselling for students aged 8-17
• Phone counselling for people in regional and remote WA
 
Support Groups and Workshops: Provides a safe environment for people to come together and offer each other support, and to share experiences, coping skills and information.
 
Please book a support group on their website. 
 
Advocacy: Their advocacy team can assist you with:
• Understanding your rights
• Having your voice heard when decisions are being made about the person you care for
• Access to mental health services
• Referrals to practical support
• Information and resources
• Complaints processes
 
Peer Support: Their Peer Support Workers are people who care for a friend or family member with mental ill-health and can support you by understanding the challenges you face.
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headspace Geraldton

Got a lot going on? No shame in talking it out. headspace Geraldton is a free and confidential health service for young people aged between 12 and 25 years. There are no fees for our service, even our GP appointments are bulk billed to Medicare with your permission.

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Fusion Geraldton – Community Supported Residential Unit

In Geraldton we work in our community supplying accommodation that focuses on mental health and living well. The CSRU. is a medium to long term transitional service. Taking in residents who need a new start, bringing stability to their lives and connecting residents with appropriate services and finally when the resident is ready, transition them into their own place with support if needed.

Referrals are only accepted from Midwest Mental Health Services, a private psychiatrist or GP with the consent of the person wanting a place at the CSRU.

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360 Health Centre Geraldton

All services are delivered in a comfortable, friendly environment and include:

  • MindCare
  • Care management
  • NDIS support coordination
  • NDIS transition support
  • NDIS therapy services
  • PORTS (Virtual therapy)
  • Suicide prevention
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State and National Mental Health Services Services

Regional Australia Institute – Rural Health Connect

Rural Health Connect is a website and app that links people in rural Australia to psychologists via video conferencing technology. Their site allows people to conduct sessions with psychologists from the privacy of their own home with no travel or wait time and no stigma.
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PsychHelp

PyschHelp offers a full range of telehealth based online psychological services across Australia. Their Psychologists are qualified and registered with a broad range of expertise. They provide a convenient, affordable, and confidential service for all clients with bulk billing also available

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Ozhelp Foundation

OzHelp is here to help and you are not alone. Their support services are always confidential and they are here to discuss anything that is troubling you.
No information will be passed onto your employer or anyone else about you. Conversations are between you and OzHelp at all times.
Some of the concerns we can help with include:
• Not coping at work
• Having trouble with relationships
• Can’t sleep
• Feeling down
• Can’t shake your worries
• Parenting or co-parenting issues
• Drinking too much
• Gambling issues
• A friend you are worried about
• Financial issues
If you just need some advice or someone to talk to then that’s okay too.
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Mental Health Emergency Response Line

Anyone experiencing or dealing with others experiencing mental health distress or crisis across regional and remote callers can reach RuralLink.
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SANE Help Centre

The SANE Help Centre provides counselling support, information and referrals to adults who identify as having a complex mental health issue, complex trauma or high levels of psychological distress. 
 
SANE services include:
• Telephone counselling
• Online chat service
• Email counselling 
• Support and community forums.
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Samaritans

The Samaritans provides telephone counselling for all sorts of worries so that you can feel completely comfortable in sharing what you are going through. 
The volunteers are here for you – and aren’t afraid to talk abut sensitive and difficult subjects including, but not limited to:
 
• Relationship or family problems
• Loss and bereavement
• Financial worries or job-related anxiety
• School, college or study-related stress
• Illness – your own or someone you care for
• Addiction or substance abuse
• Thoughts of suicide
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Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They offer telephone, online chat and text support services. Telephone service are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Blue Knot Foundation

Blue Knot Helpline is a specialist service which support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, parents, partners, family and friends as well as the professionals who work with them.
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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides mental health information and support for all Australians. Beyond Blue services includes:

  • Telephone support
  • Online chat
  • Email support
  • Online forums
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Suicide Call Back

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.

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Rurallink

Rurallink gives easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff, with a focus on supporting people with mental health issues.

It is a confidential service that meets the needs of the community and delivering continuous care and support where needed. The service provides a single point of contact providing information, advice, assessment, and where required, referrals to other mental health services.

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Call to Mind

Call to Mind is a telepsychiatry service that allows people across Australia to access quality mental health care. They have a team of psychiatrists ranging in availability and speciality to best meet your needs. Consults are held on a video-conferencing platform so you can attend your appointment from anywhere.

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