Life, Health & Welfare

Armidale Medical Centres.

We understand that mental health is a significant factor in many people’s lives and that it can contribute to major consequences for students who are unable to seek help.

We are here to provide you a one-stop-shop directory for mental health advice service offered around UNE and Armidale.

Whether your problems are big or small – you are never alone as there is always someone who can listen to you.


Doctor Surgeries in Armidale

Please note, this is only a number of the various Doctor Surgeries in Armidale.

UNE Mental Health Services.

It is estimated that over 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. You are never alone as we are here to make sure you’ve got as much support as you need.

Online Mental Health & Other Services.

Beyondblue  offers 24 Hr Phone and Internet Counselling. They are working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management, and resilience.

Phone: 1300 22 4636

Black Dog Institute  is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Phone: (02) 9382 4530

Headspace  is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. They help young people get through tough times.

Talked is an online mental health service providing access to therapists, including some that are low cost. Check out their website for more information.

Lifeline is a national charity that provides Australians who are experiencing personal crisis access to 24-hour emergency support and suicide prevention services.

Phone: 13 11 14

Reach Out is Australia’s leading online mental health youth service. Here you can get the help when and where you need it.

Abortion Online  provides safe, compassionate and professional medical abortion services to women who can’t easily access an abortion clinic, in the privacy of their own home.

Phone: 1800 841 441

eSafety Commissioner supports Australians experiencing cyberbullying and image-based abuse. Image-based abuse occurs when someone has had intimate images or videos of them shared without their permission. The Commissioner helps with the removal of these images or videos, access to counselling, and legal assistance.

Medicare Rebates for Mental Health Services.

Medicare rebates are now available for mental health treatment from registered psychologists. This is great for many students who survive on low incomes.

This can help you as it includes a broad range of mental health issues. For example, anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders, sexual problems, post-traumatic stress, and sleeping difficulties. To access these Medicare rebates, you must be referred by your GP or psychiatrist to a registered psychologist with a Medicare Provider Number.

To do this ask your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan and ATAPS services. Under these programs, you can be funded for up to 10 sessions with a psychologist each year (with progress assessed by your GP after 6 sessions). Some psychologists may charge extra fees and it is vital to check exactly what fees you will need to pay before any treatment commences.

Click here for information Or visit your GP.