The following services are designed to assist young people while they are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of mental health challenges.
Ph: 9575 5333 Based in Bentleigh East and Cheltenham. Services: Paediatric psychology, youth social work & Integrated Family Support.
Top Tip: The Youth Social Work team are quite unique in this geographical area; offering a flexible settings for meeting young people, adept at shared care with other providers, experienced in monitoring all types of risk and provide great pathways for liaison with family members. Their work combines practical supports and therapeutic counselling, dependent on the young person’s needs. A Path To Follow recommended
Ph: 9599 4622
Based in Sandringham, Highett & other co-located spaces within Bayside. Services: Counselling & individual support provided for ages 10 to 25yrs and their families who live, work, study or have significant ties in the Bayside City Council.
Offices are based in Moorabbin and Elsternwick. Services: A free or low cost service where young people aged 12-25 can access qualified mental health and well being professionals, including GPs, psychologists, drug and alcohol counsellors, and You can self-refer if you like, but a mental health care plan is required to see one of our mental health professionals. We also have other workers and programs you can access without a mental health care plan employment service providers. Their online resources are also worth checking out and offer a good online or telephone services for those particularly need support outside business hours. https://www.eheadspace.org.au/
Top Tip: There are more services at Headspace then can be garnered well from their website. Although they are limited by the same funding criteria as other government funded services, it worth checking out their groups and services that sit outside those that require a mental health care plan.
Ph: 1300 369 436 Services: Youth Work, group programs, Psychology & Counselling.
Top Tip: Offer a broad range of one to one and group services for young people. This includes practical supports, one to one counselling and a range of group activities. After an initial assessment, the most appropriate service is offered to the young person.
Ph: 03 9994 1721 Based in Highett & Scoresby Services: One to one psychological therapy for boys and men. Mental Health Care Plan required.
Top Tip: This service was designed by a young male Psychologist who saw the major gap in services customised for males and the low uptake rate of males engaging mental well-being services. It is a designed, developed and implemented service with men and for men (of all ages) A Path To Follow recommended.
Ph: 9029 4197 Based in Bentleigh Services: One to one psychological therapy for people of all ages, including adolescents. Mental Health Care Plan required.
Top Tip: This service has been tried and tested by the Founder of A Path To Follow & other people she has recommended to the service. The specific practitioners seen include Donna Swedosh and Remy Lidner, but the other psychologists there do come recommended also. A Path To Follow recommended.
Ph: 0478 310 145 Based in South Eastern Melbourne Services: One to one peer mentoring partnerships for young people.