Mental Health

If you feel as though things are not quite right with your mental health, your GP is usually the first port of call.

Our GP’s at Robina Town Medical Centre are qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health issues. Patients can book with a psychologist and see them privately for an out-of-pocket fee, or they may be referred via a GP Mental Health plan and receive a rebate from Medicare. Reception can help you book appropriately.

Symptoms and Triggers

Some of the symptoms and triggers of a mental health issue can include:

  • Life Crisis
  • Family conflicts
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship problems
  • Constantly feeling ‘down’
  • Constant worrying
  • Constant feelings of anger

Mental health has a significant impact on all aspects of life, including thoughts, feelings, behaviour, interactions, relationships and decision making.  Mental health illnesses include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, schizophrenia, addictions, anorexia and bulimia.

What our GP’s can do:

The aim of seeing a professional to help with your mental health is to resolve psychological problems and improve quality of life through various coping strategies.

What our GP’s can do:

  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Mental Health Care Plans
  • Refer you to a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, other specialists
  • Refer to a support group
  • Prescribe medication
  • Advise on positive lifestyle adjustments

Psychologists use a range of talking therapies such as Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. Psychologists are trained in theories relating to understanding, managing and changing the behaviour of individuals. We refer patients to our psychologists here at our Gold Coast Practice.