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.