How GPs can help

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or having difficulty coping your first step is to contact your local GP for an appointment to talk things over.

All GPs have mental health training and are the health professional people see most often.

When book to see your GP, let the reception know that you want to book a double appointment. It will give you a more time to talk about what’s going on, and what might be the best treatment options for you.

Depending on your situation your GP may refer you to a psychologist, psychiatrist, counsellor, or other mental health practitioner. You can ask for a Mental Health Treatment Plan, which gives you access to subsidised or low-cost care.

What is a Mental Health Treatment Plan?

Different types of mental health professionals work in the Augusta Margaret River Shire. Talk with your GP about your best fit today.

List of all local GPs in Augusta Margaret River

List of all low cost or free mental health care providers