Mental Health and Me is just the beginning of your mental health journey.
If you’d like to get some help, this list of organisations and services is a great place to start.
Some tips for using mental health services
- Do some research so you can choose the service that suits you best. Check what they specialise in and whether this matches what you need right now.
- Think about what will give you the most benefit. Is it a phone call, sms/chat, email support or a chat face-to-face?
- When you contact the service, you only have to share what you feel comfortable sharing. You can write it down if that makes it easier.
- You may be left disappointed because the professional you have chosen to see (Eg. a psychologist or counsellor) and yourself aren’t a good match. Just because they are a professional doesn’t mean they are the right one to support you. Perhaps you don’t get along or you feel like they don’t relate well to you as an individual.
- You may find that your favourite support person for most things doesn’t have the experience or knowledge with mental health needed to give the right advice.
- It is important to remember that finding the right person in a time of need sometimes take a while. This can be frustrating. When you find a good match for you though it can make a really big difference.