A number of Allied Health Services are provided at the Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service as follows:
The Speech Pathologist is available 5 days a week. A referral from your General Practitioner is required before an appointment can be made. An EPC Referral is required prior to consult.
The Dietitian is available 4 days a week (Monday to Thursday) A referral from your General Practitioner is required before an appointment can be made. An EPC Referral is required prior to consult.
Adult & Child counselling services are available 2 days per week
Who can the counsellor see?
Aboriginal Children up to the age of 18yrs.
How to book an appointment:
- Book an appointment with a GP requesting a "Mental Health Plan"
- After the Mental Health Plan" is complete, a referral is sent to the counsellor who will contact you for an appointment, the first two session are with the parent or carer only, as their perception of their child in care is important information prior seeing the child or adolescent.
- Children/ Adolescents experiencing the following: School refusal, bullying, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, separation anxiety, anger management, jealousy, fear, parenting strategies and other.
- All sessions are kept strictly confidential and will not be released without consent, unless there is a violation of codes of abuse, harm to self and others.
The Griffith AMS has a Registered Provisional Psychologist on hand 5 days a week to provide support when life becomes unmanageable.
Around 45% of Australians aged 16-85 will experience a common mental health-related condition, such as depression, anxiety or a substance use disorder in their lifetime (National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, 2007).
A shortage of mental health support and stigma surrounding mental illness can deeply affect people with a mental health issue. At the Griffith AMS we are conscious of the challenges of limited access to mental health services and irregular support to people living in regional communities such as Griffith.
All of the above services are available for Aboriginal & Non Aboriginal Clients by calling Reception on 02 69620000