Psychology Services Murrumbidgee
Strong Minds Murrumbidgee
Strong Minds Murrumbidgee provides access to free and effective psychological services for people all ages living in the Murrumbidgee region.
Strong Minds Murrumbidgee delivers short-term, focused medium to high psychological services. These services can assist those:
- From rural, remote and under-serviced areas (people living in towns with no Medicare Benefits Schedule providers)
- Experiencing complex and severe mental illness and who would benefit from psychological services
- Who self-harm or who are at risk of suicide (including those who have had a suicide attempt and those bereaved by suicide or loss)
- In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who access mainstream general practices
- Who have experienced trauma
- Experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness
- Experiencing perinatal depression
- With advanced chronic illness
- Who engage in risky alcohol and/or other drug use
- From culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
- At risk of, or experiencing, an eating disorder
- Who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex
- In carer roles
Strong Minds Murrumbidgee is NOT a crisis service or a service for those in an acute phase of illness. To get help in a crisis situation, call the AccessLine on 1800 800 944 or in an emergency call triple zero.
How do I access Strong Minds Murrumbidgee?
Strong Minds Murrumbidgee services are available in a variety of locations throughout the Murrumbidgee area.
To access the services:
- Discuss a Mental Health Treatment Plan with your GP
- Ask your GP to complete Mental Health Treatment Plan and have them send this to the Murrumbidgee Central Intake Service (fax 02 6921 9911 or email email@example.com)
For Children under 12 years a Child Treatment Plan can be completed in place of a Mental Health Treatment Plan. Child referrals must be signed and consented to by a parent or carer.
Once a referral has been assessed and accepted by the Murrumbidgee PHN, we will forward the referral to the relevant clinician who will contact you to commence sessions. Your GP will be notified of acceptance (or otherwise) as well as the clinician’s details.
Strong Minds Murrumbidgee operates Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm (excluding Public holidays). The secure fax and email are not monitored out of office hours.
GPs and referrers should note that referrals are attended to by the Murrumbidgee PHN during office hours only.
- Refer to our Mental Health Resources page
- Call us on 02 6937 2000
Marathon Health gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.
Marathon Health’s response to COVID-19
A message from our CEO
We are watching the COVID-19 situation develop in our communities and our thoughts are with impacted communities.
Following advice from the Australian Government about physical distancing, we will cease face to face appointments and outreach services, and transition what services we can to virtual servicing via video and phone.
These changes will be effective from Friday 20 March at 5pm, until further notice.
During this time, our two key aims have been to maintain important health services to isolated and vulnerable people, while keeping our staff and their families safe.
Our After Hours GP clinic and telephone services will continue to operate as normal. Please visit After Hours to find out more information.
What this means
- Our physical office locations will be temporarily closed; however, staff will be working from virtual locations, and can still be reached via email or mobile during regular business hours
- For specific services, you may able to speak to your regular staff contact from the comfort of your own home. Our team will be in contact with all clients to ensure the transition to telephone/video delivery is as seamless as possible
- For those services where we are unable to offer telephone/video facilities, one of our team will be in touch to discuss alternative arrangements and reschedule for a later date
We understand this may cause stress in an already uncertain time, and we will endeavour to communicate and provide alternative options wherever possible.
For more general information about COVID-19, please visit credible sources such as health.gov.au.
If you are feeling anxious or worried, there are some great resources and forums available through Beyond Blue. If you are in a crisis, please call triple zero or go to your nearest emergency department. Find 24/7 support in your area here.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time,
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