Mental Health Services

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 44 per cent of Australians (8.6 million people) aged between 16-85 have experienced a mental disorder at some time in their life. In fact, mental and substance use disorders were the second largest contributor of the non-fatal burden of disease in Australia.

The good news is that mental health conditions can be treated.

It’s important that those who think they are being affected by some kind of mental health condition speak with a GP as soon as possible. In fact, the earlier you seek support from a medical professional, the better. At Nuvo Health we have a number of GPs with a special interest in mental health, spread across our 10 general practice clinics. And, in line with our holistic and preventative approach to health care we want to work with you to ensure that your mental health and quality of life are the best they possibly can be.

Why consult a doctor?

There are a variety of different factors that can affect your mental health. With this in mind our doctors will conduct a thorough (completely confidential) assessment of your life situation.From here they can work with you to help you manage and make improvements in a number of areas such as sleep quality and stress management.

What is a mental health condition?

Mental health issues span a broad spectrum of conditions and root causes and as a result understanding what it is you are experiencing and who to talk to can be difficult.

Some of these conditions/issues include:

  • Stress management
  • Loss and grief
  • Phobias such as social anxiety
  • Suicide prevention
  • Insomnia
  • Early parenthood
  • Pregnancy
  • Immune system issues
  • Self harm and injury
  • Managing stress


Given the range and complexity of mental health conditions there is no one size fits all solution. Your Nuvo Health GP might outline a range of different treatment options from a range of mental health specialists including:

  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Mental health nurses
  • Social workers

If you would like to make an appointment to see a doctor please book online or call your nearest Nuvo Health location today.

Bulk billed mental health care plans

Mental health care plans can be bulk billed and can include 10 free sessions with your recommended mental health professionals. 

Your Nuvo Health doctor will ensure the treatment offered within your mental health care plan is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you the best possible chance of improving your mental health outcomes.

If you would like to make an appointment to see a doctor please book online or call your nearest Nuvo Health location today.

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