Mental Health

HealthWISE Mental Health

HealthWISE has a team of mental health clinicians that can assess and treat for a range of common mental health illnesses or disorders such as anxiety, depression or if you’re just not feeling yourself.

Our team of qualified, highly trained professionals include:

  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Mental Health Occupational Therapist
  • Mental Health Nurse.

On this page, you will find information about:

Accessing our services

Speak with your GP about a referral to HealthWISE. This will give you access to mental health services free of charge.

Your GP will work with you to develop a Mental Health Treatment Plan.

Don’t have a GP referral? Contact us on (02) 6766 1394 or by email at mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au to book a private appointment, fees apply.

Read more about fees and payment for private appointments.

Are you eligible to access our services?

We provide services to:

  • individuals experiencing common mental disorders of mild to moderate severity who have limited access to alternative mental health services
  • women and families experiencing perinatal depression and/or anxiety
  • people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander experiencing depression and anxiety
  • people at moderate risk of suicide or self-harm (restricted to pre-identified locations)
  • children aged birth-13 including children 8-12 years experiencing depression and/or anxiety.

If you are eligible to receive NDIS, HealthWISE is an accredited NDIS provider. Find out more about our NDIS services.

Fees and payment for private appointments

Our standard consultation fee is $140 per session.

You may be eligible for a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate, which reduces the amount to be paid for each session. If you are eligible for a Medicare rebate, you will only need to pay $40 per session once the rebate has been claimed.

Payment can be made via EFTPOS (all credit and debit cards accepted). No cash or cheque payments will be accepted.

Book your appointment

Contact us on (02) 6766 1394 or by email at mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au to make an appointment.

Getting immediate help

If you are in immediate need of help, please contact Triple-0 or attend your local emergency department.

In a non-crisis situation help can also be provided by contacting the Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511.

Our mental health services are not able to provide crisis mental health services.

More information for GPs about suicide prevention support programs.

NDIS

HealthWISE is an NDIS accredited provider of mental health services.

NDIS mental health services are available in Tamworth, Armidale, Inverell, Glen Innes, Walcha, Barraba, Manilla, Narrabri and Gunnedah.

Read more about our NDIS services.

Suicide Prevention Initiative – Aftercare

Aftercare is a program to support people recently discharged from Acute Care after a suicide attempt. This program aims to reduce the risk of a repeat suicide attempt by promoting recovery and social support. It also offers support for family and significant others affected by suicide.

The Program is based on Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan approach to suicide prevention.

You will need a referral from your GP to access the program. For more information contact us on (02) 6766 1394 or email mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au

The Program is being rolled out in Armidale, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool, Moree, Narrabri, Tenterfield, Tamworth, Uralla and Walcha.

Give your feedback

We welcome your feedback on any of our programs and services.

You can leave your comments by filling in the form on the Contact Us page of our website.

If you have used our mental health services before, please complete a short survey (5 minutes) and tell us about your experience. All information collected in the survey is anonymous.