Finding Help For Youth

Deciding on which type of help to look for and where to start will depend entirely on the needs of the person looking for help at that point in time. This can be complex to navigate but starting with the GP is a good idea.

Sometimes going back and trying another service if the first one does not fit is a good idea.

Deniliquin has a variety of programs to help people dealing with mental illness and those wanting to improve their mental health

Starting the Process With Your GP

A good place to start the process of getting help is with your GP. GP’s are adequately and appropriately trained to diagnose and treat most mental illnesses, especially the high incidence, common disorders like depression and anxiety. They will refer you onto a psychiatrist, should it be needed. To access some counselling, a referral from the GP is usually needed to be able to access rebates from Medicare and medical aids. The GP can listen , can diagnose and can medicate if needed and consider referral to appropriate counselling, specialist services and other supports.

Getting Your Head Around Mental Health in Deniliquin

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Local Support

Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services

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This web page aims to provide information to guide and assist you in finding out about specialist Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol services for people of all ages across the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.




This is a 24-hour mental health telephone access service. If in a life‑threatening situation please call 000 to receive immediate help.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What is the program about?

ROAR is a new program that aims to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people.
It provides early intervention support to people up to the age of 18, and their families, who may be showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing a mental health issue.

How can the program help?

We offer a range of support such as:
• short-term immediate assistance for families, children & young people,
• intensive, long-term, early intervention case management support, and
• community outreach, mental health education & community development activities.

How does the program work?

We work with people in their home, the community, or any place they feel safe.
It is a free, and confidential service. A formal diagnosis of mental illness is not required.
We accept referrals from anyone, including self-referrals. We conduct a brief screening to ensure that ROAR is the appropriate service for them.
We operate from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Where does the program operate?

We work with people in the local government areas of Balranald, Wentworth, Berrigan, Hay, Conargo, Deniliquin, Wakool, Corowa, Murray, Jerilderie, Urana, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga, Lockhart, Leeton, Temora, Griffith, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Gundagai and Junee.
If you live outside of this area, phone us and we can refer you.

Get in touch…

phone: 1300 488 226 (ask for ROAR Program)

Hey just FYI: ROAR is not a crisis service.
If you are worried about your own, or someone else’s safety,
phone the NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 or 000

What is NewAccess?

NewAccess is an early intervention program developed by beyondblue to provide free, easily accessible and quality support for people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
The program assists people who are not currently accessing mental health services.

How can the program help?

The program includes up to six sessions with a NewAccess coach. During the first appointment the coach will complete an initial assessment and develop a Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program. There are five subsequent coaching sessions, which can be a mixture of face to face and telephone sessions. Coaches are located throughout the Riverina/Murrumbidgee region.

Who would this support help?

NewAccess can assist anyone 16 years and over with a variety of challenges related to mental health such as people experiencing:
Work stress/uncertainty Unemployment Change in living arrangements
New parent worries Family problems Health concerns/uncertainty
Financial worries Isolation or loneliness

Where do I start?

You can access this support by:
PHONE: 02 6923 3195, or
WEB: Visit: . Click on the ‘NewAccess’ tile, and complete the web form.

Connect – Telephone Psychological Services for Kids

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network

Provides video-based psychology services for children and families. This service is delivered by an experienced multi-disciplinary team. This service is for children aged 0-16

Intake Phone: (02) 69233 195


Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network

For individuals with mild-moderate mental health conditions, this service can provide a number of sessions of psychological intervention. The service is predominantly face-to-face and is available in towns throughout the Murrumbidgee. The service is delivered by appropriately trained and qualified mental health professionals. Suitable for people of all ages (including children and young people) For more information call the intake line on Phone: (02) 69233 195.

For a full list of services visit the webpage

Online Support
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ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

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headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

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Youth Beyond Blue
Going through tough times?
Stress, anxiety and feeling down can affect anyone,
and in fact happens to a lot of us at some point in our lives.
We all have good days and bad days. However, if you’re feeling sad, down or anxious and these feelings have started to affect what you would normally enjoy or do, then it’s important to find out what’s going on and what you can do about it.

Visit Youth Beyond Blue web site

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation that works to make mindfulness meditation accessible to all. Our vision is to see mindfulness meditation on the Australian National Curriculum by 2020. Our mission is to provide accessible, life-long tools based in mindfulness meditation.

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ReachOut Breathe helps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate with your iPhone or Apple Watch.
Research shows that slowing your heart rate can increase feelings of calmness in your body.
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Headspace: Guided Meditation App
Get the most out of your day with the Headspace app. We’ll help you perform at your best through the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness.
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Stop, Breathe & Think is an award winning meditation and mindfulness app that helps you find peace anywhere.

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