Feeling Blue?

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.  Here is a list of free and low cost mental health providers in our community.  Not all of them need a referral from your GP.

List of free and low cost mental health providers #

GP Down South, ⇗ Margaret River Community Centre
Free counselling and care coordination for financially and socially disadvantaged clients, maximum 6 sessions.  All ages, no mental health care plan required, for people who self-report financial hardship.
Address: 33 Tunbridge Street
Phone: 9754 3662
Email: mhteam@gpdownsouth.com.au
Hours: Fridays only
Cost: Free

GP Down South ⇗, Margaret River Community Centre
Severe and persistent mental illness (over 12-month period). Care coordination. Recovery-focused support. Goal-orientated. See information sheet for more details. Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) required.
Address: 33 Tunbridge Street
Phone: 9754 3662
Hours: Fridays only
Cost: Free

Headspace ⇗ Margaret River
Supports young people (12- 25 years)
Phone: 6164 0680
Hours: Tuesday 11 AM to 7 PM; Wednesday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: Free

Relationships Australia ⇗ 4 Families Program Outreach to Margaret River and Augusta
Focus on mental health of children and young people. Counselling, emotional support, information and referrals, family support workshops Support for grandparents and carers.
Phone: 6164 0600
Hours: by appointment
Cost: Free

South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service ⇗ Margaret River
Counselling for alcohol and other drugs, support for family members impacted by substance abuse. People can self-refer or be referred by GPs or other health professionals.
Phone: 97219256
Email:admin@swcads@sjog.org.au
Hours: Thursdays in Margaret River
Cost: Free

South West Counselling ⇗ Margaret River
For individuals, families and children, relationship issues, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement, Family Separation, Trauma, Family and Domestic Violence, Gambling Help, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Sexual Abuse, Grief, Self Esteem Issues, Health Issues, Sexuality, Workplace issues.
Address: 33 Tunbridge Street, Margaret River
Phone: 9754 2052
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays by appointment
Cost: $70 per counselling session, $30 for concession card holders, under 18 years for free

Community Adult Mental Health Service (WACHS) Margaret River
Adult mental health provides mental health assessment, diagnostic clarification and treatment.
Adult Community mental health clinic. Referral via Busselton Community mental health team. Triage for referrals via phone call to Busselton.
Phone: 9753 6400
Address: 18 Fearn Avenue Margaret River
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost: Free

Community Youth Mental Health Service (WACHS) (16-24 years) Outreach service to Margaret River
Youth Mental health provides mental health assessment, diagnostic clarification, mental health education and brief intervention, collaborative treatment planning. Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Self-harm and suicide, Grief and loss, Self-esteem, Family issues, Sexuality and gender, Anger, Drug and alcohol use. Triage for referrals via phone call to Busselton.
Phone: 9753 6400
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost: Free

Accord West ⇗ Outreach to Margaret River Community Centre
Family and relationship service, all ages to help individuals and families. Provides counselling, parenting advice and education, mediation.
Tenancy Advice education service; advocacy, casework and conciliation to tenants, community education.
Telephone and face-to-face appointments (can get a referral from a GP).
Drug and Alcohol program: Counselling for young people (12-35 years)  individuals and family, casework, information and education, advocacy.
Phone: 9729 9000 and speak to intake officer
Email: Gail.varis@accordwest.com
Cost: Free

Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing (WACHS) Outreach to Margaret River
Supports Indigenous clients of the mental health service with access and engagement to services. Liaises with elders and traditional healers and support clients under Mental Health Act. Located at Busselton Community Mental Health Outreach to Margaret River as required. Triage for referrals via phone call to Busselton.
Phone: 9753 6400
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost: Free

Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (WACHS) Busselton
Mental health assessment, Diagnostic clarification, collaborative treatment and planning, mental health education and brief intervention.
Phone: 9722 4300
Email: WACHS – SWCAMHSadmin@health.wa.gov.au
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost: Free

JSW Training and Community Services ⇗ Outreach to Margaret River
Youth South West Program for young people (12- 18 years) Parent/teen conflict, bullying, legal issues with court or youth justice, school work, Substance abuse, referral to other service, employment/training, sexual health.
Phone: 9721 5033
Email: info@jsw.org.au ⇗
Cost: Free
Referral Form ⇗

Older Adult Mental Health (WACHS) Outreach service to Margaret River
Mental health assessment and consultation, treatment service over 65 years. Located at Busselton Community Mental Health Outreach to Margaret River as required. Triage for referrals via phone call to Busselton.
Phone: 9753 6400
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost: Free

General Practice Clinics – Shire Augusta Margaret River #

Augusta Clinic ⇗
Phone: 9758 1226
Address: 79 Blackwood Ave, Augusta
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cowaramup Surgery
Phone: 9755 9777
Address: 33 Bussell Highway, Cowaramup
Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 AM–5.30 PM

The Forest Health Centre
Phone: 9757 9900
Address: 79 Town View Terrace, Margaret River
Hours: Monday 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; Tuesday 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Wednesday 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, Thursday 9:30 AM-16:30 PM, Friday 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Margaret River Medical Centre
Phone: 9757 2733
After hours:  0419 953 224
Address: 6285/148 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River
Hours: Monday to Wednesday& Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Thursday 8:00 AM–7:30 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

Margaret River Surgery
Phone: 9757 2766
Address: 1 Station Road, Margaret River
Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 AM–5:30 PM;Saturday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM;

Lifestyle Medical
Phone: 9757 2212
Address: Unit 4/45 Station Road, Margaret River
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM